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Chong-no (chongro)

For those of you who read a little bit of Korean, you may be surprised that a syllable that's usually pronounced “ro”


is pronounced here as “no” -- this is just one of those oddities of Korean pronunciation. No matter how it's spelled, Chong-no is a fairly trendy area in the north central area of downtown.

alley in Chongno
There are lots of alleyways to explore
side street in Chongno
Some of the side streets are bit more “upper class”.
Samsung building at Chongno
The new Samsung building is under construction near the Chong-gak subway station (as of Jan. 1999).
Sculpture near Chonggak station
A sculpture near the Chong-gak station
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