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“Seoul Seochon Village, Sejong Village Food Culture Street”

Seochon Village, located west of Gyeongbokgung Palace, offers a distinct charm compared to the neighboring traditional hanok village of Bukchon, which is famous for its renovated hanoks. While Bukchon Hanok Village is known for its scenic views of renovated hanoks, Seochon Village is renowned for its mixed landscape, where traditional and modern houses coexist.

It’s a place where tradition and modernity harmoniously blend, featuring various cafes and restaurants.

“Seoul Seochon Village, Sejong Village Food Culture Street”

Within Seochon Village, there’s a place called “Sejong Village Food Culture Street.” As the name suggests, it originated from the birthplace of King Sejong.

This area was once the location of the Geumcheon Bridge Market, but it has been transformed into a new area called “Sejong Village Food Culture Street,” featuring various eateries. It has become a street filled with diverse restaurants, often referred to as a food alley.

“Starting at Exit 2 of Gyeongbokgung Station, Sejong Village Food Culture Street”

Sejong Village Food Culture Street begins at Exit 2 of Gyeongbokgung Station, on Subway Line 3. Once you enter this street, you’ll find a narrow path stretching about 400 meters, lined with both old and modern establishments showcasing a mix of traditional and contemporary sensibilities. Numerous small shops and restaurants, offering a wide range of dishes from traditional to fusion cuisine, make it a delightful destination for food enthusiasts.

Hoe (sashimi) restaurants, barbecue joints, and pancake houses are among the many establishments along this street. With over 100 diverse eateries, there’s a variety of menus to tempt your taste buds.

“A Street to Experience Various World Cuisines”

Moreover, this street not only offers traditional Korean dishes but also features restaurants serving Thai, Vietnamese, or fusion cuisine. The close proximity of diverse eateries in this narrow street creates an exotic atmosphere.

Especially noteworthy are the signs suspended in the sky, indicating that this is Sejong Village Food Culture Street. The harmonious blend of buildings with a sense of history and narrow alleyways contributes to an impressive atmosphere.

In Sejong Village Food Culture Street, you can discover well-known restaurants such as Chebu-dong Janchijip, offering delicious food at affordable prices.

It’s a place where you can enjoy tasty food, experience unique scenery, and explore the surroundings.

“Seoul Seochon Village, Sejong Village Food Culture Street”

  • Address: 189-1 Chebu-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul