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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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I was take a bus 6002 to hongdae from inchoen and walk about 20min to my guesthouse so many people come shoping in this place! You might get lost from your friend very easy!! My... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was take a bus 6002 to hongdae from inchoen and walk about 20min to my guesthouse so many people come shoping in this place! You might get lost from your friend very easy!! My dad and I was took a bus 143back to myeongdong and look how different it is in hongdae, somehow i picked a good one

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a place to visit in the evening. There will be lots of people; average age is probably in the low 20's, and lots of eateries. It's fun just to walk around and listen to the street musicians, have a bite to eat and a cocktail in a plastic bag.

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Medan, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I came here because my daughter insisted on visiting the Hello Kitty Cafe in Hongdae. It was raining and I was a bit frustrated looking for the cafe at first. But the teenagers in that area were very friendly. They helped me searched for the area and accompanied us till we found the cafe. It was a very crowded area.... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I went there on Saturday night and it was so crowded but in a good way. There're many clothing stores and interesting street performances along the way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

BBQ shops are just right in hongik uni street. plenty of the cosmetic shops also open here, if you're not able to go myeongdong and ewha uni, hongik is another choice for you to go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Korea is a city that never sleeps, so no matter where you go you'll never really be disappointed, however the whole Hongik is not to be missed. There's a buzz around the area that is infectious and although the streets get busier and busier as the day goes on, you never feel as though you're drowning in people. There is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a great area to hang around on.. whether it is a weekend or weekday. The people watching is the best part of this area. Take advantage of the cheap phone cases, cheap drinks, free music, and plethora of BBQ places. Personally, I love cheesy dalk galbi, which is near exit 9 and H&M.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

It is a Great place for street shopping. It is main attraction for young women's. In the weekends you can find the handmade accessories which is sold in the street's.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Searching for the best food in town ~KFC (Korean fried chicken), I found the streets amusing. Filled with many young talents, I felt that it brings out the interest in young guns nowadays. At night, a total different atmosphere develops. Lights which brighten the sky creates a romantic scene for couples in this street.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Best place to visit to experience how the students lifestyle in this area. Things in this area is very reasonable may be because of the student area. I think this is the place with the most BBQ shops :)

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Address: Address: Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Hongdae

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Hongdae
Carefree enthusiasm is everywhere in this energetic neighborhood centered on Hongik University, Korea’s top art school. From its assortment of murals to the occasional amateur street performances, creativity and expression make up the wild and beating heart of vibrant Hongdae. At the Free and Hope Market (weekends at the Hongdae Children’s Playground) you'll find one of Seoul’s most popular handmade and creative markets drawing consistent crowds. At Hongdae, there’s never a shortage of things to do and see; food and drink options are nearly endless as are shops and noraebang (karaoke) rooms. Hongdae is also one of Seoul’s top party and club scenes catering to a younger demographic; if a packed club isn’t your scene, you'll also find a range of music venues and bars offering live music in all genres. Although Hongdae has lost much of its unique appeal and undergone rapid commercialization in recent years, be sure to explore Hongdae’s edges in areas such as Sangsu-dong and Yeonnam-dong where Hongdae’s fiercely independent streak still runs freely.