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Hongik University Street

Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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As featured in Seoul off the beaten path
Ranked #16 of 550 attractions in Seoul
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This is the nexus of Seoul’s youth and indie culture. Funky boutiques, avant-garde galleries, and great nightclubs are this neighborhood’s mainstay.... more » Owner description: This is the nexus of Seoul’s youth and indie culture. Funky boutiques, avant-garde galleries, and great nightclubs are this neighborhood’s mainstay. Come here for a fascinating look at the other side of traditionally conservative Korean culture. « less
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Georgetown, Malaysia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Love shopping here as it's not overcrowded as in Myeongdong or Dongdaemun. There's no need to bargain or slash the price as most of them are fixed price or the owner might give you some discount.

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The area was huge and confusing. Travellers could go missing even with the help of Google Maps. Boutiques were overpriced, the only saving grace was Stylenanda

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Singapore, Singapore
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44 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Everything, and i meant everything is here. Shops, Cafes, Street food, Cosmetic, Pub, Stationary, Cakes. You name it. Hongik has it. There is also a Hello Kitty cafe here. And i would recommend Chocolate Yum. They have good Cakes.

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Elk Grove, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Saturday is a very busy day. The Free Market starts at around 2pm. You can see artists selling their crafts and as time goes by, the place gets really crowded. It is very interesting to watch all the young people trying to make it big by starting at the bottom. Hopefully these young artists/entrepreneurs will make it big in the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

visit during the flee markets on weekends. will be crowded though but interesting stuff going on there. you can see many arty stuff and some students will sing too.

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Seoul, South Korea
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Hongdae Streets are like Soho in New York.. or it used to be. Back when Hongdae was authentic where indie musicians and artists came to do things... it wasn't crowded at all. In early 2000s saw beginning of club culture in Hongdae where youngsters started to come for a night out during weekends. With huge surge of cafe culture in... More

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Lipa City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Try to drop by on a Saturday to check out cute handmade stuff at the Free market. There are amazing artists too, who can make you a portrait for a fee. Plenty of shops and restaurants around. Expect a lot of people, tourists and local -- and I mean A LOT.

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Singapore
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8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

On a nice summer day, walking down this place in shorts and T-shirt is really a nice experience. The place is so vibrant and full of life! It's streets and side walks are full of young people and lots of activities are being carried out there. Streets performance, etc. Very enjoyable. The streets are also lined with small eateries, restaurants... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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31 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We found this place when we went to visit the Trickeye Museum. After we got out of the museum, we are delighted to find that this area is so full of life and great shopping! This area is unlike Myeongdong and Nandaemun. One of its kind. There are a lot of shops lined along the road and you can find... More

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Singapore
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is the place if you are looking for a cup of coffee. So many coffee place that you will have a hard time to chose!

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