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Address: Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: This is the nexus of Seoul’s youth and indie culture. Funky boutiques...
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.
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Always bustling

We stayed in Hongdae and this street was only a few minutes from our apartment. It is an eating mecca and also has lots of smaller shops. Cafes are everywhere and there are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We stayed in Hongdae and this street was only a few minutes from our apartment. It is an eating mecca and also has lots of smaller shops. Cafes are everywhere and there are desserts and chocolate things too. Definitely a great area for staying when you visit Seoul, as you can get coffee and breakfast in the morning and dinner... More 

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Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The livelihood of this street doesn't really stops. It's like discovery of one after another; row of eatery shops (lots of beer and chicken shops!), youth performing with their guitars, some dancing around in weird costumes, and screaming exciting fan girls over their local celebrity. All in one! I would have wanted to study at this area during my uni... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Busy during the day, and night, the neighborhood around Hongik University is laden with funky fashion, great food, and student entertainment. I was after a "Chairmen Meow" jacket, but they were all too short for me. I did manage to find an awesome sweatshirt on sale at a hole in the wall shop at the head of the street. Be... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to go if you're looking for some unique gifts for your friends and family. On a Saturday morning in the park in Hongdae, there are loads of stalls with handmade items for sale. Be sure to check it out.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

had the best street food here since it's full of university students, it's always busy and full of life in Hongdae. at night time it gets even busier and most restaurants stay open late, budget friendly shops and places to eat! a great place to go for a bite, shop and feel the crowd!

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Walk around this university district if you want to see performers, buy some cool Seoul-specific nick nacks, or have some good street food. Very accessible by metro and close to lots of shops as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

the place are so crowded , but the place are so great u can buy anything from the cheapest until the expensive things there , and so many club there , the bad thing when night is come in street u can see so many trush

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The whole street is very crowded at night, a lot of street dance and singing performance at the street. A bunch of choices of what to eat or drink, as there are a lot of restaurants and bars.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Street performers are close to the station (exit8) heaps of cheap shopping, lots of street food and restaurants. Basically you can spend all day and still have things left over to see. Things Koreans loved eating: 32 cm ice cream, Japanese curry, churros, mochi covered fruit and red bean, and anything fried

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice place to spend an evening. It has a really nice vibe and some pretty cool stores. There is LOADS of food options. It is worth asking a local, which are worth going to, as it can be quite overwhelming with choices.

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