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  • Introduction of 39 old shops in Jongno and Euljiro

    SMG 2002
  • 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 Shop Category Address Phone Description
    1 Gawon Craft Studio Handicrafts 45, Donhwamun-ro 6na-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-814-0250 Jade work
    2 Kyung-in Museum of Fine Art Art gallery 11-4, Insadong 10-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-733-4448 Display artwork
    3 Koo Ha San Bang Calligraphy supply store 11, Insadong 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-732-9895 Traditional writing utensils
    4 Gukseon Ottchil Lacquerware shop 88, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-2265-3371 Lacquerware
    5 KymBakYeon Workshop 24-12, Bukchon-ro 12-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-730-2067 Traditional gold work
    6 Nakwon Food Rice cake shop 444-1, Samil-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-732-5579 Duteop Rice Cake
    7 Napcheong Bronzeware Bronzeware shop 39, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-736-5492 Handmade bronzeware
    8 Naeja Peanuts Sweets shop 111-1, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-730-7239 Sweets
    9 Daegu Sesame Oil Shop Sesame seed oil shop 67, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-765-3475 Sesame seed oil, perilla oil
    10 Donglim Knot Workshop Workshop 10, Bukchon-ro 12-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-3673-2778 Knot work/workshop
    11 Dongyang Mill Rice cake shop 77, Jahamun-ro 40-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-379-6987 Jumbo songpyeon (half-moon rice cake) and other rice cakes
    12 Manna Bunsik Korean fast food 9-2, Pirundae-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-732-5101 Tteokbokki (stir-fired rice cake), sundae (Korean sausage)
    13 Myeongsindang Handicrafts 34, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea f82-2-722-4846 Traditional writing utensils, seals
    14 Munhwa Barbershop Barbershop 7, Hyehwa-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-762-2314 Barber
    15 Parkindang Stamps 55, Room 302, Daesin Building, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-733-3429 Stamps
    16 Bukchon Wood Workshop Workshop 12, Gyedong 6-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-725-1061 Wood workshop
    17 Biwon Rice Cake Rice cake shop 20, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-765-4928 Sweet rice with nuts and jujube, pancake with stuffing
    18 Sambowon Buddhist supply store 53, Ujeongguk-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-732-9904 Rosary, incense
    19 Sonmat Gimbap Korean fast food 18, Jahamun-ro 15-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-722-8389 Addictive seaweed rolls
    20 Sunnie’s Side Dishes Side dishes 88, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-2279-1885 Marinated crab, spicy fermented flatfish
    21 Ahwon Gongbang Handicrafts 3, Bukchon-ro 5ga-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-735-3482 Candlesticks, jewelry, etc.
    22 Yuil Clinic Oriental medicine 17-3, Yulgok-ro 30-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-742-5533 Acupuncture, herbal medicine
    23 Jidaebang Teahouse 33, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-738-5379 Traditional tea and sweets
    24 Cheongwon Sanbang Workshop 27, Bukchon-ro 6-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-715-3342 Wood work for windows and doors
    25 Talbang Handicrafts 48, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-734-9289 Traditional masks
    26 Tongmungwan Book store 55-1, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-734-4092 Old books
    27 Tong-in Store Ancient art gallery 32, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-733-4867 Old artworks
    28 Natural Dye Workshop 8, Changdeokgung 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-765-9970 Traditional dyeing experience
    29 Hakrim Teahouse Teahouse 119, Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-742-2877 Coffee
    30 Hyoja Bakery Bakery 54, Pirundae-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-736-7629 Bread
    31 Gamu Cafe 2F, 3F & 4F, 16, Myeongdong 4-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-776-3141 Tea
    32 Dol Records Records 49-29, Majangro-9gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-2235-7130 LP records
    33 Seoul Store General store 2, Namdaemunsijang 4-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-788-8149 Ginseng and other goods
    34 Seoul Records Records 56, Euljiro-1ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-776-4756 Records, DVDs
    35 Songlim Handmade Shoes Handmade shoe store 3F-4F, 60-1, Supyo-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-2279-1910 Handmade shoes
    36 Eulji Teahouse Teahouse 72-1, Chungmu-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-2272-1886 Black herbal tea
    37 Jongno Tailor Tailor shop Room 618, Eulji Business Center, 45, Supyo-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-733-6216 Custom-made suits
    38 Taegeukdang Bakery 7, Dongho-ro 24-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-2279-3152 Sweet bean bread
    39 Hanyeong Tailor Tailor shop 2, Toegye-ro 20-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 82-2-735-1988 Custom-made suits
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