Have you ever heard of 리단길(ri-dan-gil)? 리단길s are used as names of streets with restaurants and cafes that are unique to that neighborhood. I always knew about 경리단길, but recently my coworkers told me that there is a 송리단길 in Jamsil, Seoul, and there is also a 객리단길 in 전주. When I got curious and did some research, I learned that there are many more 리단길’s all over South Korea.
From a quick search on Naver, I found 10 리단길s.
- 서울 이태원 경리단길 (Seoul, Itaewon, Gyeongnidan-gil)
- 서울 망원동 망리단길 (Seoul, Mangwon-dong, Mangnidan-gil)
- 서울 잠실 송리단길 (Seoul, Jamsil, Songnidan-gil)
- 인천 부평 평리단길 (Incheon, Bupyeong, Pyeongnidan-gil)
- 수원 행궁동 행리단길 (Suwon, Haenggung-dong Haengnidan-gil)
- 전주 객사 객리단길 (Jeonju, Gaeksa, Gaeknidan-gil)
- 경주 황남동 황리단길 (Gyeongju, Hwangnam-dong, Hwangnidan-gil)
- 대구 봉덕동 봉리단길 (Daegu, Bongdeok-dong, Bongnidan-gil)
- 부산 해운대 해리단길 (Busan, Haeundae, Haeridan-gil)
- 광주 동구 동리단길 (Gwangju, Dong-gu, Dongnidan-gil)
This list got my foodie soul excited. More of a reason to explore and travel Korea for local delicacies and cute stores!!
It will probably take me a while to get to all 10 streets myself, so in the upcoming blog posts, I plan on sharing a list of restaurants and cafes that I would want to visit from these streets. And hopefully I can actually visit those places in the future and blog about them as well. Stay tuned!