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Museum of Chicken Art

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There are many dog and cat fanatics around the world, but not too much chicken fanatics. The founder of the museum has been collecting art pieces about chicken through her life, and opened a museum to share the beauty of chicken with people. She decorates herself with chicken shaped earings, chicken patterned blouse, and small chicken pendants and will be so happy to explain you all she knows about chicken. The museum cafe also has mugs full of chicken paintings and chicken shaped lamps.

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It is a path on the back side of Duksu Gung, a palace from the 15C, located right in front of Seoul City Hall. If you want to test your love between you and your partner, take a walk together in this street. More than long ago before my grandma's generation, people believed that couples that walk through this beautiful stone-wall path will break up eventually. I have been there with 2 or 3 boyfriends, which I all broke up with. Was it really the curse that made us break up? Maybe, maybe not.

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Insa Dong

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Insa Dong is an area which is more known as souvenir shopping street. But there is something special about Insa Dong: The Chosun Dynasty confucionist scholars used to go to Insa Dong to buy paper, ink, brushes and books, and many of the old shops are still remaining. You can visit any shop only to take a look inside: like a live museum. You should also try some traditional tea shops in Insa Dong. It will be quite exotic drinking traditional herbal tea seated on the floor.

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난지도 공원: Nanjido Park

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Nanji was an island, where the daily trash from Seoul used to be dumped for 15 years. 92 million tons of garbage resulted in two massive mountains of garbage measuring over 90 meters in height. In 1993, the city government decided to close the site, and mainly due to the smell, they covered the huge mountain with 1 meter of soil.
After years passed, plants started growing, flowers were blooming, and the mountain became the house of many animals.

It re-opened as a eco-friendly park in 2001.

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Samchung-Dong

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Samchung-Dong is very closely located to Cheongwadae (the Office of the Korean President): the development of this town has been strictly banned until very recent days. It is also the heart of old Seoul. You'll find people who pridefully say their grand father's father was also born in this town. Coming from the metropolitan area, you might think the time in this area stopped in the 70s. Many nice small cafes, galleries, restaurants and shops are hidden in small streets like small presents.

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