The Daeo Bookstore is the oldest bookstore in Seoul. Located in the picturesque Seochon Village neighborhood, the store is only a few minutes’ walk from Gyeongbokgung Station. The bookstore also operates a small cafe and visitors are sure to enjoy the unique atmosphere. The bookstore has been used as a filming location for several TV shows and the singer IU shot a music video in front of the store.
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Daeo Bookstore is visited by BTS RM twice and is located about 5 minutes away from Gyeongbokgung Station. On the way, you can see Hanoks and good old pretty street trees, which are also popular among tourists.
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It is also operated as a cafe, creating an exotic atmosphere with old items and photos. It’s a small number of tables on the inside tables. Especially, the spot where RM is sitting is popular among fans. Daeo Bookstore is known as the location of the album jacket of singer IU.
Seochon Village, literally meaning west village, is named in reference to its location west of Gyeongbokgung Palace. The old hanok houses lining the long alleys well harmonize with newly emerging shops and stores. Walking through the alleys that resembles a big maze, visitors will be nicely surprised by murals and adorable pictures.
A hint of Korea’s tradition is truly well balanced with many modern and stylish spaces that bring out the authentic and simple beauty and coziness of Seochon Village.
How to get there?
☞ Address: 03036 55 Jahamun-ro 7-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
☞ Subway: Gyeongbokgung Station (subway line 3) exit 2, go straight 400m to large intersection then turn left into Jahamun-ro 9-gil→walk 100m then turn right into Jahamun-ro 7-gil→ on left