So today I went back to Myeongdong for more shopping. Of course it had to rain on my parade and be pretty chilly. The streets were still packed with lots of people. Rain just makes it worse because everyone has umbrellas which are constantly hitting each other. I wanted to check out other stores that I didn't get to see last time, but that didn't happen.
While we were walking I saw this Disney store. I was a little confused by it aw you can see what it says under Disney. I was thinking maybe Jew meant Jewelry??
So, I've seen lots of people here with MCM wallets, purses, etc and was wondering what the hell it is, then I saw this store. So I went in, i've never seen so much security in a accessory store. There was like 10 just on the first floor alone. I saw a backpack for over $1000 that's when I knew I need to get out of here! A backpack for $1000 is so ridiculous, its not like there were diamonds or gold on it. Apparently lots of celebrities buy this brand....Oh well.
From Myeongdong you can see the Namsan Tower!
After we were done in Myeongdong we decided to go to Insadong, which is about a 10 minute subway ride. To get to Insadong you take the orange line 3 going north to Anguk station and take exit 6 then just walk straight its about a 2 min walk on the left side. As we were walking from the subway this is what we saw. This is why I love Korea, so much beauty here!
Insadong is an area of Seoul that has lots of traditional and culture Korean goods. So lots of foreigners come here to get souvenirs for family and friends. Lots of couples and families here! But that's kind of like everywhere in Korea.
There are also lots of art galleries, traditional teahouses, restaurants and cafes. I love cultural paintings, which they have a lot of. This is definitely a place you need to visit. This was the only place I could even find postcards! This art gallery was really cute, all the pictures were like this. Everything had to do with love.
This is a traditional Korean restaurant, as you can see there is a line up to get inside. Must be very good!
There are lots of side streets with some stores. I didn't go to this shopping area because it looked very crowded, but next time I go there i'll have to do that. These stores look like clothing stores to me.
The stores at Insadong are usually opened until 9 pm, but some stores close earlier. It is best to go early since there are more stores to see. Insadong is not as large as Myeongdong but you tend to spend more time in the stores here especially if you are souvenir shopping.
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