Pouches full of fun at Ssamziegil

Written by on January 19, 2011 in Travel
Ssamziegil on a snowy day
Ssamziegil on a snowy day

Ssamziegil is a cultural and commercial complex situated in the middle of Insadong, the street of traditional Korean culture. The complex was established in 2004 by the company Ssamzie (쌈지), whose name literally means “small pouch”. The traditional pouch was used to hold small personal things that were valuable to the holder.
“Gil” () means “road”, so Ssamziegil consequently is a “road of small pouches”. When you enter and explore the complex, it’s quite easy to understand the meaning of this name, as the complex offers pouches of interesting shops, cafes and restaurants on a single winding road.

Let’s take a walk:

And now for a photo tour:

Come rain or come shine, or come pouring snow, Ssamziegil invites you in.

Come rain or come shine, or come pouring snow, Ssamziegil invites you in.

The media wall. You can take digital photos or short video clips and send them digitally.

The media wall. You can take digital photos or short video clips and send them digitally.

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Suzy Chung is a multilingual writer, editor, and translator with a marketing background. A coffee addict, bookworm, art junkie, foodie, oenophile, K-pop enthusiast, and occasional painter, she has been online since the mid ’90s when the internet wasn’t really the internet but a blue screen with text only discussions. She has lived in three continents but truly believes that Korea is the place to be and is willing to convince anyone who will listen!