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Jongno-gu Areas:
Gwancheoldong   Deoksugung
Changdeokgung   Insadong
Gyeongbokgung   Bukchon
Gyeongbokgung Station
Daehangno
       
 
Jongno-gu is one of the two districts along with Jung-gu which make up the first Seoul downtown. Jongno-gu has many faces: it is a business district with lots of skyscrapers, it is home to two of the most popular nightlife spots in Seoul (Gwancheoldong and Daehangno), and it has many historical areas. Those include the 5 Seoul palaces (Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, Changgyeonggung, Unhyeonggung, and Deoksugung), the Jongmyo shrine, an historical shopping district (Insadong), as well as the Bukchon hanok village. Bukchon is an old aristocratic neighbourhood where about 3000 noble traditional korean houses have been restored.
 
Jongno-gu. Population as of 1998: 191 thousand. Urbanized area: 13.0 square kilometers.   
 
Gwancheoldong 1.    Nightlife district of Gwancheoldong; Taken by POS on 5 Sep 2004 using a Canon IXY Digital 400; Copyright © 2006 www.cityglance.org.
 
Gwancheoldong 2.    Nightlife district of Gwancheoldong; Taken by POS on 5 Sep 2004 using a Canon IXY Digital 400; Copyright © 2006 www.cityglance.org.
 
Gwancheoldong 3.    Nightlife district of Gwancheoldong; Taken by POS on 5 Sep 2004 using a Canon IXY Digital 400; Copyright © 2006 www.cityglance.org.
 
Gwancheoldong 4.    Nightlife district of Gwancheoldong; Taken by POS on 5 Sep 2004 using a Canon IXY Digital 400; Copyright © 2006 www.cityglance.org.
 
Changdeokgung 1.    Here is our guide entering the inner courtyards of the Changdeokgung Palace: the group of tourists were behind me at the time and (luckily) cannot be seen on the picture. Taken by POS in July 2001 using a Olympus Digital C100; Copyright © 2006 www.cityglance.org.
 
Insadong 1.    Parade in the main street of Insadong historical shopping district: a traditional wedding ceremony took place and we're looking here at the groom. This is an historical re-enactment, of course ;) Picture taken in May 2005 and obtained from ipt.boisestate.edu.
 
Insadong 2.    Old man singing in a park in Insadong. The traditional korean tree sculpture seen on the right of the picture was positioned at the entrances of villages to scare away ghosts and evil spirits. Now they use flashing neons: works just as well! Please contact contrib at cityglance dot org if you know who took this picture.
 
Deoksugung 1.    A traditional korean theater play is performed every sunday in the summer months at the Deoksugung palace. Some of the audience spontaneously started to dance in front of the stage. Taken on 12 Aug 2001 using a Olympus Digital C100; Copyright © 2006 www.cityglance.org.
 
Gyeongbokgung 1.    The pond in the Gyeongbokgung palace; taken by an unknown photographer. If you know who took this picture, please contact contrib at cityglance dot org.
 
Gyeongbokgung 2.    The changing of the guard in the Gyeongbokgung palace; taken by Robin Phua on 18 Oct 2003 using a Canon Digital IXUS 400. This picture and others can be found on his website.
 
Gyeongbokgung 3.    The Gyeongbokgung palace in the spring; taken by koreanczyk of pbase.com with a Sony DSC-P200 on 16 Apr 2005. This picture and other beautiful ones can be found on his website.
 
Bukchon 1.    Commercial district of the Bukchon Hanok village. Taken by an unknown photographer on 25 Jun 2005 using an Olympus Digital C5060WZ. If you know who took this picture, please contact contrib at cityglance dot org.
 
Bukchon 2.    Commercial district of the Bukchon Hanok village. Taken by an unknown photographer on 25 Jun 2005 using an Olympus Digital C5060WZ. If you know who took this picture, please contact contrib at cityglance dot org.
 
Bukchon 3.    Residential district of the Bukchon Hanok village - mostly artists live in those houses. If you know who took this picture, please contact contrib at cityglance dot org.
 
Bukchon 4.    Residential district of the Bukchon Hanok village (mostly artists live there). Taken by citypia of skyscrapercity.com on 19 Jan 2005 using a Canon IXY Digital 400.
 
 
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