What to see
Pak No-soo Art Museum
Pak No-soo was an artist famous for his coloured ink paintings, and the house he lived in (above) now serves as a museum of his work. The heritage building has Korean-style gables and a yard of stone structures and bamboo.
Sajik Park (below) may be the oldest part of this ancient neighbourhood – its two altars date back to 1395. Rituals to the gods of land and grain still take place here twice a year, though it’s a pleasant spot on any day.
1-48 Sajik-dong, Jongno-gu
Seochon is bookended in the west by the sheer cliffs of Mount Inwang, at the base of which lies the valley of Suseong-dong. Half-landscaped, half-natural, this awe-inspiring spot (below) was famously painted by Joseon dynasty artist Jeong Seon.
Where to shop
This brightly lit store stocks keepsakes such as wooden cat figurines and postcards. Many of its items, such as clothing and bags, are made using recycled materials. It also sells hand-drawn maps of the neighbourhood.
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