Seochon (Sejong) Village - The Oldest Dae-o Bookstore & Getting There | Seoul, South Korea

Seochon (Sejong) Village 서촌마을

서울특별시 종로구 자하문로7길 | Jahamun-ro 7-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

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  • Gyeongbokgung Station (line 3, exit 2). Upon exit, walk along the main road, Jahamun-ro. Most attractions are on the left of Jahamun-ro.

How to go to Seochon (Sejong) Village

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Seochon Village (or Sejong Village) is located at the west of Gyeongbokgung Palace, and thus giving its name reference to 'West Village'.

The village resembles the old Seoul with hanoks (traditional Korean houses) along its many alleys. Interesting boutique shops, beautiful cafes and art galleries have emerged over the years that harmonised with its surrounding well, making Seochon Village a favourite place for leisure walk, afternoon tea or simply exploring.

Seochon (Sejong) Village | KoreaToDo
Seochon (Sejong) Village | KoreaToDo

What to see and do at Seochon (Sejong) Village:

1. Shops and cafes (along the main streets of Jahamun-ro 1-gil & Jahamun-ro 7-gil) - e.g. Dae-o Bookstore (the oldest bookstore in Seoul), Aux Petits Verres (cafe).

2. Sejong Village Food Street (Jahamun-ro 1-gil) - An alley of many affordable restaurant options.

3. Tosokchon Samgyetang (Jahamun-ro 5-gil) - The famous Ginseng Chicken Soup in Seoul.

4. King Sejong Stone Plaque (along Jahamun-ro just after Jahamun-ro 9-gil) - Birthplace of King Sejong, the fourth king of the Joseon dynasty and the creator of Korean alphabet Hangul. Also, King Sejong is also face on the green Korean 10,000 bank notes.

5. Tongin Market (Jahamun-ro 13-gil) - Make your own lunch box purchased with traditional coins.

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