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Ihwa Mural Village

Ihwa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-2148-1856
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Very Disappointing

Looking from the past review, we thought there will be more mural paintings to see. But they are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Grace C
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Disappointing

Was looking forward to the village as had seen some pictures. Sadly the famous stuff like the steps... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
doofvfood
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Ihwa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Daehakno
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+82 2-2148-1856
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"interesting murals"
in 4 reviews
"street art"
in 4 reviews
"cafes shops"
in 3 reviews
"gamcheon culture village"
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"seoul city"
in 9 reviews
"shooting location"
in 2 reviews
"mint ice cream"
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"photo shooting"
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"taking pictures"
in 5 reviews
"worth a trip"
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"flea market"
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"spend an afternoon"
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"residential area"
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"wear comfortable shoes"
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"korean drama"
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"two hours"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looking from the past review, we thought there will be more mural paintings to see. But they are all either already faded away or badly painted over. Not worth going at all. Don’t waste your time.

Thank Grace C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking forward to the village as had seen some pictures. Sadly the famous stuff like the steps were covered over. It's a bit of a climb to the top and kdrama fans can see Strong Woman Do Bong Soon's house which is apparently a...More

Thank doofvfood
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

It was my first time visiting this neighbourhood and I was shocked at all the messages doodled in red paint by the residents of the area saying “Please be quiet” and “I wan’t to live” etcetc. It can be seen that the residents hate to...More

1  Thank Goh J
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

In downtown Located nearby the former city fence wall ITVs a real pleasant place There is some shops and cafes and you should go up and down and follow your instinct in order to collect the beautiful pictures about street art It s so nice...More

Thank ksarman
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

We made this a must-see on our second trip to Seoul. It is not an easy place to find - it took us an hour to get to it. The reason that we wanted to visit this Village was the artwork, especially the stairs with...More

1  Thank Michael K
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Although some of the artworks are removed, it is still worth a trip there. Totally understand how frustrating it could be for the residents there with the noises from the tourists. Would be good to bear in mind to be considerate and dont talk too...More

Thank Wiilim
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We went to see the Ihwa Mural village to see the more known wall paintings. Apparently local people had painted over the the better known painting of fishes at the staircase. This was a bit of disappointment. The rest is so-so but you can enjoy...More

Thank Lou M
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The village located at the top of the hill near by Naksan park. It has a beautiful art wall around the village.

Thank UglyCrazyPiggy
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

This place is hilly, so need comfortable walking shoes. Many interesting murals on walls which capture nice photos. There are also many small cafes & shops. I went in the morning & is a quiet neighbourhood & not very crowded. It’s a nice break from...More

1  Thank justj246
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Not many visitors to Seoul know about this cool, indie neighborhood not far from Changdeokgung Palace, Bukchon, and Dongdaemun. It's a very hilly residential area where artists have decorated many walls and stairways with cool paintings and mosaics. There are so many cute boutiques, restaurants,...More

1  Thank Googoose25
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number of famed universities, so the neighborhood is
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optimistic energy permeates the air. The abundance of
restaurants, cafes, and shops cater to the younger
demographic in both taste and prices, making it a
popular meet-up area. Daehakno is also famed for its
creativity, showcased in the many amateur performances
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NaomiSY
4 March 2018|
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Response from Googoose25 | Reviewed this property |
It totally depends on the day and your cold tolerance, but you should be fine that time of year. You could spend anywhere from >1-3 hours, depending on whether you just walk through taking photos or stop in at the cute cafes... More
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Sadia A
1 October 2017|
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Response from TK_Hung | Reviewed this property |
Definitely you can take picture freely. Just that a few arts are no longer available.
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Ann T
14 September 2015|
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Response from OrangeChoco7987 | Reviewed this property |
approx. around 2 hours. the exact location is like on the top of the hill, you will feel tired.
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