Beautiful area filled with cafes and small shops, very walkable. You can see some people wearing traditional Korean clothing walking around, as you can rent them here.
This famous place for selling Cheese pizza is very nice, unique and affordable.
They offer a set meal for 19800won, where u get a large cheese pizza and a pot of ramen, then a choice of kimchi rice or korean rice cake with cheese. After the meal, you get free ice-cream as well. The highlight is the cheese pizza, really cheezy with a sweet syrup sauce for dipping.
I arrived at 2.30pm on weekday where the crazy lunch crowd is gone. The place closed for break around 3-4pm, so they locked us in and we can have a long quiet meal without any urgency.
This hill park in the city is very convenient and scenic. Surrounded by the city wall, next to Ihwa Mural Village and you get a superb view of Seoul. There are some facility for exercise as well.
The mural is okay, supported by some cafe and eateries. Walking around the neighbourhood is interesting; Nahsan Park and Daehangno street are just nearby.
A hidden gem at the end of alley, an old cafe serving drinks and free dessert snacks. It is a very cozy environment with plenty of old things, very good for relaxing or for long chat.
I don't really fancy historical building, but the night visit event is quite interesting.
Night event start at 7pm for a limited period during September and October. There is a 500 tickets limit per day for foreigner, but we have no problem securing a ticket on weekday night. Some people wore Hanbok (traditional korean costume) and take lots of photo at the palace. There is also a 15 minutes light show at the pavilion, which is quite colourful.
The night view is an interesting experience, seeing people wore Hanbok make the place more lively (we realize later you can rent Hanbok at Insadong shop for 15000won).
Tongnin Sweet serve pretty good egg tart at 2000won per pop. The lady boss is pretty and business is pretty good.
Hyo Ja Bakery, self proclaimed best bakery in the neighbourhood, and it does have many customers and run by aspiring young people. Bought their best seller buns for 5000won, pretty good.
Sadly it is closed when we arrived at 4pm, as the operating hours is 11am - 4pm. You can still dine at the Korean Rice Cake stall.