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Address: 15 Insa-dong, Jongro-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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+82 2-735-6529

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Good place to buy Korean Gingseng

The 6 years fully grown Korean ginseng is not cheap therefore you need to splash some cash to buy it but in here you have fairly good value for money. You can buy other Korean... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2016
Ricardo B
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

The 6 years fully grown Korean ginseng is not cheap therefore you need to splash some cash to buy it but in here you have fairly good value for money. You can buy other Korean foodies as well

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Reviewed 20 September 2015

It's OK but nothing special compared with all the others stores in the same street. Worth checking but also look at the others.

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Moline, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 October 2014

I visited this shop in June 2014 and wish I could return today!! I would buy many more things than I did. The displays are attractive and the selections are in good taste. I found the quality much better than most souvenir shops, and there was no kitsch. The sales people spoke English very well and were patient and helpful.... More 

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Reviewed 17 April 2014

Is a typical souvenir shop with many regular and unique items, but it has one advantage a good staff, theirs girls very good speak english. Even I with my poor english knowledge :) understood what they talking about.

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Nestled between Jongno and Samcheongdong, this small neighborhood offers a crash course in various aspects of Korean culture. Rows of shops display traditional Korean goods such as pottery and earthenware, crafts, fans, and more, making it a popular spot for souvenir shopping. The Ssamziegil shopping complex in particular has become a local institution for its unique spiral layout and the many boutique shops inside that sell handmade crafts and goods. This is the perfect neighborhood to sample a range of Korean dishes, with vegetarian Korean temple cuisine restaurants being a popular draw, but street food carts are just as famous. As a top tourist destination, crowds can swell, particularly on weekends, but you can find some rest and respite in one of the private art galleries or grab a cup of Korean tea in a tea house – many of which are located in beautifully renovated traditional Korean homes.
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