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Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul 삼청동
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Samcheong dong
 • McCune–Reischauer Samch'ong tong
Country South Korea
 • Total 1.49 km2 (0.58 sq mi)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 5,374
 • Density 3,600/km2 (9,300/sq mi)

Samcheong-dong is a dong, neighbourhood of Jongno-gu in Seoul, South Korea. It lies north of Jongno and east of Gyeongbokgung.[1][2] This hilly neighborhood is characterized by numerous small art galleries, shops, and restaurants. Visitors to the area can see restored hanok, Korean traditional-style houses. The Board of Audit and Inspection of Korea is located here. It is also home to several foreign government offices including the Vietnamese consulate.


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  1. ^ a b "삼청동 (Samcheong-dong 三淸洞)" (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia. Archived from the original on 2013-01-22. Retrieved 2008-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Origin of Samcheong-dong's name" (in Korean). Jongno-gu official site. Archived from the original on 2004-05-30. Retrieved 2008-04-23. 

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