Sightseeing in Insadong

During the early period of the Joseon Dynasty (1392–1897), the place belonged to Gwanin-bang and Gyeonpyeong-bang – bang was the name of an administrative unit during the time- of Hanseong (old name for the capital, Seoul). During the Japanese occupation, the wealthy Korean residents were forced to move and sell their belongings, at which point the site became an area of trading in antiques. After the end of the Korean war, the area became a focus of South Korea’s artistic and cafe life.Insadong-gil is “well known as a traditional street to both locals and foreigners” and represents the “culture of the past and the present”. It contains a mixture of historical and modern atmosphere and is a “unique area of Seoul that truly represents the cultural history of the nation.”-source from Wikipedia. I wont do to much more talking just enjoy the pics trying to get back into my photography…cough…cough… I need a new camera ASAP…

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