The charms of Samcheong-dong

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  1. kat says:

    ms.betchay regular po ung flea market every saturday? marami rin po bang tinda? and mura po ba? panu po mtatagpuan un?

    • Betchay says:

      hi kat! yup regular yung flea market every saturday… meron din sa hongdae… pero mas malapit kasi kami sa samcheong-dong… kung mura? relative… affordable naman kasi marami sa tinda dun eh handmade

  2. kayni says:

    is that you on a couple of pics? if that’s you, then it’s great to finally see how you look like :). i love how the cafes look like – nice photos.
    .-= kayni´s last blog ..My Books Are Home =-.

    • Betchay says:

      hi kayni! oops, that isn’t me… she’s one of the pinays i accompanied… i have the permission to post her pics ;p

  3. eden says:

    Wow, lot’s of “tiangge.” ^^ Lots of eye candies. I prefer shops like these for accessories than mall stalls. Nice place.
    .-= eden´s last blog ..Nail Art =-.

  4. Liezl / Lot says:

    hi Betchay! thanks for this post. i’ll have to add this to our itinerary at mukhang magugustuhan ng sister ko because of the flea market. kaso, every Saturday lang ba open ung market? we already got our visas so by June 12-15, we’ll be roaming around Seoul, yey!. hope to meet you next month!

    • Betchay says:

      yup, it’s a must place to visit… ang ikli naman ng vacation ninyo… maybe we could meet on a sunday though 😉

  5. Samchung-dong is definitely one of my favorite areas in Korea. We’d be there a lot more often if it wasn’t for the fact that it’s like 40 minutes away. Buuuuut whenever we’re close enough we definitely stop by for the coffee shops.
    .-= Simon Stawski´s last blog ..Two Year Anniversary in Korea! =-.

  6. Rachel Ranin says:

    Oh Cool! There’s a flee market! I’m a fan of flee markets. Everything’s so cheap and I feel this certain thrill when I get to find something cool. I’m a fan of thrift stores here in the Philippines too. LOL. 🙂 If I ever get the chance to finally land my ass there in Korea, I’ll definitely stop by Samcheong – dong.

    • Betchay says:

      There is a bigger flea market near Dongdaemun and another one in Hongdae, which is also every weekend. I haven’t actually bought anything from a flea market since I always go to our recycling center every Friday to check some of the trash thrown by the neighbors.

  7. Anthony says:

    Betchay-nim, if ever pupunta kami ng korea, could you give us a tour too?

    anyway, name places in seoul are really confusing, IMO…samcheong-dong almost sounds like samseong-dong…

    • Betchay says:

      Sure… kung hindi ako busy.

      Correct sobrang confusing ng mga pangalan ng lugar sa Korea. Meron din Sincheon at Sinchon na nasa parehong subway line pero sobrang magkalayo.

  8. Karla says:

    I have a planner /diary w/c bought in g-market korea that has lots of pics of samcheong-dong.I was happy when I saw the photos of the shops you posted because I wonder where are these quaint shops that is in my diary….I wanna go there.I love old looking place…

  9. drsnowmon says:

    From what I know these buildings are at least 80 years old, I love how old town still exists in the middle of high rise bustle of Seoul. Very beautiful pictures

    • Betchay says:

      Too bad though that some Seoul city officials don’t think that these old buildings are attractive to foreign visitors. That’s why they’re renovating the old city hall to make it look like it came from some faraway planet. They also demolished “Pitmalgol” where my husband and I used to eat grilled fish after spending time at Kyobo Bookstore.

  10. Monic says:

    Wow! nice place po. Hopefully next year I can visit Seoul =)

  11. jeanette s. says:

    ito ang mga type kong puntahan whenever i visit countries, just walking around neighborhoods like this with quaint shops, these are things not included if u join tour groups, they will bring u to shops that are selling uninteresting stuffs, which are obviously so overpriced, bec. of the commission for the tour guide. anyway, ms betchay, hay i love to go back to korea, been there twice na, but my wish is to be able to go there during autumn, bec. i havent seen fall foliage in my whole life!

  12. Aimee says:

    Hello Ate Betchay! 🙂

    Woow! I really appreciate what you are doing for Filipinos who are interested in Korea and its culture. My cousin and some friends will be going there end of October to 1st week of November.. hope we could meet and you could give us a tour. We are so clueless on how to watch kpop performances. Also, we want to shop for makeup and accessories like the one you have in the pics above! 🙂 Thanks and hope you’ll have time.


  13. andiboi says:

    nice, weekend flea market… I’ve been to Hongdae and I think it’s busier kasi malapit sa Uni… Saan pong line malapit ang Samcheong-dong? love the blog, keep it coming 🙂

  14. Sandie Lucas says:

    Hi Anna!

    Grabe, I just saw this post!! Thank you so much for spending time with us. You’re the best!!

    Lott and I are going back on Oct. 13-16Let’s meet up. We plan to treat you at the Namsan Tower for dinner maybe. So excited to see you again. Hope to catch up with you.

    I miss these places! Punta tayo ulit! 🙂



  15. Jaime says:

    I’m new in town. Do you happen to know the green bus routes plying the Samcheong areas?

  16. Jojo says:

    I love Samcheongdonggil too, the cafes there are so nice! It is a really peaceful place to be in, and you could just idle your day away at one of those pretty cafes.. I found some nice cafes at this page! they are really pretty!

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