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  • Introduction of 39 old shops in Jongno and Euljiro

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    The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) has discovered and introduced old shops in Seoul that contain the sentiments and narratives unique to Seoul. Selected shops are either over 30 years old, inherited over two or more generations or shops that are operated by those designated as intangible cultural heritage (or holder of the skill).

    The SMG disclosed a list with 39 old stores in Jongno and Euljiro with excellent accessibility to nearby tourist attractions. The list consists of stores in diverse categories with a focus on traditional shops including teahouses, ancient art galleries, rice cake shops, stamp shops, clock shops, handicraft stores, record store, oriental medicine store, sweets shops, small restaurants, Buddhist supply store and workshops. Restaurants were excluded as they have already received plenty of media attention.

    The SMG hopes to promote the value of old things and the unique charm of old shops in a modern city to domestic and foreign tourists to provide them with a very special experience in Seoul.

    Old Shops Recommended by the SMG

    NO.Name of ShopCategoryAddressPhoneDescription
    1Gawon Craft StudioHandicrafts45, Donhwamun-ro 6na-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-814-0250Jade work
    2Kyung-in Museum of Fine ArtArt gallery11-4, Insadong 10-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-733-4448Display artwork
    3Koo Ha San BangCalligraphy supply store11, Insadong 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-732-9895Traditional writing utensils
    4Gukseon OttchilLacquerware shop88, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-2265-3371Lacquerware
    5KymBakYeonWorkshop24-12, Bukchon-ro 12-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-730-2067Traditional gold work
    6Nakwon FoodRice cake shop444-1, Samil-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-732-5579Duteop Rice Cake
    7Napcheong BronzewareBronzeware shop39, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-736-5492Handmade bronzeware
    8Naeja PeanutsSweets shop111-1, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-730-7239Sweets
    9Daegu Sesame Oil ShopSesame seed oil shop67, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-765-3475Sesame seed oil, perilla oil
    10Donglim Knot WorkshopWorkshop10, Bukchon-ro 12-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-3673-2778Knot work/workshop
    11Dongyang MillRice cake shop77, Jahamun-ro 40-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-379-6987Jumbo songpyeon (half-moon rice cake) and other rice cakes
    12Manna BunsikKorean fast food 9-2, Pirundae-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-732-5101Tteokbokki (stir-fired rice cake), sundae (Korean sausage)
    13Myeongsindang Handicrafts34, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Koreaf82-2-722-4846Traditional writing utensils, seals
    14Munhwa BarbershopBarbershop7, Hyehwa-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-762-2314Barber
    15ParkindangStamps55, Room 302, Daesin Building, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-733-3429Stamps
    16Bukchon Wood WorkshopWorkshop12, Gyedong 6-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-725-1061Wood workshop
    17Biwon Rice CakeRice cake shop20, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-765-4928Sweet rice with nuts and jujube, pancake with stuffing
    18SambowonBuddhist supply store53, Ujeongguk-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-732-9904Rosary, incense
    19Sonmat GimbapKorean fast food18, Jahamun-ro 15-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-722-8389Addictive seaweed rolls
    20Sunnie’s Side DishesSide dishes88, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-2279-1885Marinated crab, spicy fermented flatfish
    21Ahwon GongbangHandicrafts3, Bukchon-ro 5ga-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-735-3482Candlesticks, jewelry, etc.
    22Yuil ClinicOriental medicine17-3, Yulgok-ro 30-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-742-5533Acupuncture, herbal medicine
    23JidaebangTeahouse33, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-738-5379Traditional tea and sweets
    24Cheongwon SanbangWorkshop27, Bukchon-ro 6-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-715-3342Wood work for windows and doors
    25TalbangHandicrafts48, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-734-9289Traditional masks
    26TongmungwanBook store55-1, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-734-4092Old books
    27Tong-in StoreAncient art gallery32, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-733-4867Old artworks
    28Natural DyeWorkshop8, Changdeokgung 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-765-9970Traditional dyeing experience
    29Hakrim TeahouseTeahouse119, Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-742-2877Coffee
    30Hyoja BakeryBakery54, Pirundae-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-736-7629Bread
    31GamuCafe2F, 3F & 4F, 16, Myeongdong 4-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-776-3141Tea
    32Dol RecordsRecords49-29, Majangro-9gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-2235-7130LP records
    33Seoul Store General store2, Namdaemunsijang 4-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-788-8149Ginseng and other goods
    34Seoul RecordsRecords56, Euljiro-1ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-776-4756Records, DVDs
    35Songlim Handmade ShoesHandmade shoe store3F-4F, 60-1, Supyo-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-2279-1910Handmade shoes
    36Eulji TeahouseTeahouse72-1, Chungmu-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-2272-1886Black herbal tea
    37Jongno TailorTailor shopRoom 618, Eulji Business Center, 45, Supyo-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-733-6216Custom-made suits
    38TaegeukdangBakery7, Dongho-ro 24-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-2279-3152Sweet bean bread
    39Hanyeong TailorTailor shop2, Toegye-ro 20-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea82-2-735-1988Custom-made suits
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