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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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Cool place. This is perfect place for youngsters out there. A lot of shopping, food, deserts, bars, musician, artists, and clubs!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Cool place. This is perfect place for youngsters out there. A lot of shopping, food, deserts, bars, musician, artists, and clubs!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

If you like shopping.. come here and shop and eat like crazy.. Saturdays a lot of students can be found with their bands and playing loud music on the streets.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

One of the better few shopping areas in Seoul. There are many restaurants and cafes for you to try too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

May be i visit on Saturday,a lot of people that i can't imagine,every where is coffee shop and food restaurant,it guite expensive,i dont know why koera young people so rich,it much better than 明洞 and other place,it is the best choice in seoul.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A lot of cool stuff for everyone especially for the youth! A place where you can share your talents with the public. Also a place where you can eat street foods, party 'til midnight, shop and buy cute cheap stuff!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great place to check out University Fashion as well as aspiring K-Pop stars. Along the streets would be groups of young people or singles performing - dancers, singers, bands. Fantastic! And they all could sing and dance, play music really well. I think some of them already had their own "groupies". It was enjoyable watching the performances. It is also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Ummm...yeah so it's my favorite place in Seoul...I love the street performances (dancing, singing and "magic" acts). I was in Seoul for only 2 weeks, but I visited Hongdae 4 times. I also love the cheap things to buy and the street food. I only went to 1 restaurant though and it was a chicken place (I forgot the name)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Lots of shopping and karaoke and little shops and cafes to enjoy. Great place to meet up with friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This whole area is very happening and bustling. Compared to myeongdong, this is where you will find the local youngsters. I always get lost as there are lots of little streets and alleys. The restaurants here are very cheap and there are countless cafes. You can easily spend a few hours. In my opinion the weekend "Free market" is so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My friend and I did a lot of shopping there. All the stores there are quite trendy and stylish. And most importantly, they are not expensive. As long as you are slim enough, you could get a lot of good clothes with good price. When you get tired from shopping, there are lots of restaurants and some coffee shops at... More 

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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.
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