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Hongik University Street

Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Ranked #14 of 382 Attractions in Seoul
Type: Cultural
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...
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Type: Cultural
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. Come here for a fascinating look at the other side of traditionally conservative Korean culture.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Hongik Unviersity Street which also known hongdae is really a great place if you want feel the urban life in korea. There so many shop were sell up-to-date and cheap clothes here.

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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

A very happening area in the night, with many stalls open selling accessories, clothes, bags and various whatnots, not forgetting streetfood! The hotteok there is one of the best I've had in Korea, and the time I went, there was quite a line too. There are plenty of bars too if you want to pop in and have a drink... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Obviously this area caters to the young at heart. Cafes, shopping, and street activity are bustling on the weekends. During the school days, it's a bit dead and stores open later than 11 or 1130 signs on the door. So unless you roll with the youth, sleep in, have lunch and go later in the day.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

You get to find nice food and cafes in Hongdae district. If you have not been here, you need to go back Seoul again! :)

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

There's absolutely nothing unique about this street, other than the fact it features several clubs and where the youngsters come to party. As a Korean street, however, it lacks any charm. There are also some stores to shop in and a small market in the area.

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Seoul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I remember Hongdae back in 1994, when it was an artsy but not so popular place. It was popular after midnight because many places stayed opened illegally given the midnight curfew at the time. Hongdae has grown gigantic over the years but most of the businesses are the same -- coffee shops, clubs, bars and clothing boutiques. There are a... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This place has lots and lots of clubs and is a decent place for partying. However, you may want to check out reviews of clubs before going there because some of them are small and disappointing.

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Thane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We had a walk around to this street. This university belongs to spacious sport facilities. Baseball, Football, Tennis. Clean Streets along with cafeteria. Just behind 5 star hotel Shilla.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

If you like music and clubs and young culture, definitely should go to HongIk Univ. I like this area since here is the most liberal and cultural distirict in Seoul

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Many store like sport, cafe, and good fashion around this area ... there is a tourism information Place, so you can have the map within you walk..

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