What is the best thing to bring home from Seoul?

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Caroline Patek

Savor the memories of your visit to Seoul or bring home a piece of the city for your loved ones with traditional Korean ceramics or celadon ware. You can choose from bowls, plates and vases, but teacups tend to make the best gifts. Insadong offers a variety of celadon ware, including cups that feature Korean-style patterns or animals with significance in Korean culture, such as the crane. The cups that have both a strainer and a lid are particularly useful for loose tea leaves, which can be purchased (and beautifully packaged) at tea shops like O’Sulloc.
If you’re looking for inexpensive, easy-to-transport souvenirs, take to the streets of Insadong or venture to Namdaemun market. There you’ll find placemats, chopsticks and small, traditional prints or paintings of Korean landscapes.

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