Hanok Coffee Shops in Seoul: Traditional Tea House at Kyung-in Museum of Fine Art

by Korea Tourism Organization
Korea Tourism Organization

Take Exit 6 from Anguk Station on Seoul Subway Line 3 and walk through the streets of the bustling Insa-dong area until you come to a less populated alley on your right that is lined with small galleries. As you walk in this alley, you will see a sign for Kyung-in Museum of Fine Art to the left. Follow the sign and enter the museum. You will be greeted with earthenware pots followed by a wooden hanok building and a large tree-lined large courtyard.

Dawon (Traditional Tea Garden) is a tea house operated by the Kyung-in Museum of Fine Arts. The hanok building is in an "L" shape and visitors can either sit on the floor or sit at a table. The tea house offers 15 types of traditional teas, all of which are homemade. The deep-brewed jujube tea is especially popular. In the summer months, their omija punch is a top seller. Order tea and you will be served with a traditional yugwa cookie. If you are hungry, you can also order grilled garae-tteok rice cakes or assorted rice cakes on the side. It is also fun to browse the shelves of various colorful tea cups, the antique dressers and decorative folding screens. This is a nice place to relax after visiting the museum or having browsed around the streets of Insa-dong.

More info
Address: 11-4, Insadong 10-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Operating Hours: 10:30–22:50 (Open all year round)
*Kyung-in Museum of Fine Arts: 10:30 – 18:00 (Free Admission)

Directions: Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 6.
Walk straight from the exit and turn left onto Insadong-gil.
Walk about 230 m and turn left onto Insadong 10-gil.

Inquiries: +82-2-730-6305 (Korean)
1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Korea Tourism Organization

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