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Myeongdong: Hyper Shopping

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Address: Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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a good place to shop and eat street food. famous brand like hnm, zara, uniqlo & forever21. we can also found pizza hut, kfc, california pizza near by.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

It's like Gangnam of the north of the river. It's definitely good for shopping if you want... let's see... clothes, shoes, face masks and street food. Don't bother for souvenirs, technology or quirky novelty.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

if you like to shop, here is the best place for you, but really crowded. many foreigner and korean are there, and a lots of different cosmetic shops are there, you can find everything you need in myeongdong

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Myeong dong shopping area is covered in street vendors and an unimaginable number of shops, foreign and domestic. Covering several city blocks and tucked just behind a main road the district cannot be seen while driving. It is like a diamond in the ruff, a secret garden. If you enjoy shopping, this spot is for you. After dark is truly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

a good place to shop and eat street food. famous brand like hnm, zara, uniqlo & forever21. we can also found pizza hut, kfc, california pizza near by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

If Paris is Europe's shopping district , well for me I think Korea is Asia'a best shopping district. If you're into shopping Myeongdong is the Place to be! A lot of stores (local and famous retail brands) , but I would really suggest to buy Korean brand specially clothes!!! They are so cheap plus the fact that they are also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The first time we went to Myeongdong, we were floored at the volume of people that were there and the amount of vendors and shops. You can't go through all of it in one day, so since its near our uotel, we've kind of made it our nightly ritual to visit a part of Myeongdong we haven't been to yet,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Like: how easy to come here and how many types of food, clothes, headwear to facial stuffs you can get here. Most of the beauty shops here do sales and willingly give a lot a lot of freebies, the more you buy, the more freebies you'll get Dislike: Beware of people pushing around. Street food too very over price for... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

If shopping is your thing. Myeongdong is the place. Shop till you drop. I felt safe here. Lots of police in the area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Unless you are really into shopping, I don't find this place is interesting. Insa-song is much more interesting in my opinion. If you don't have a lot of time in Seoul, you can skip Myeongdong.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Myeongdong, big place, many malls, stores, stalls, underground shopping. Endless of it. Ok we start from Lotte Department Store. Many many stores inside and I always love the basement where the foodcourt and foodstalls abundant. Trying endless food, cake, chocolate, bread, candy, dumpling and eating many many, drinking many coffee and sherbet. A very heaven to me, there is a... More 

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Address: Address: Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Myeongdong / Namdaemun

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Myeongdong / Namdaemun
Arguably Seoul’s most famous neighborhood and undoubtedly one of its most popular, Myeongdong takes shopping and eating to new heights, with hundreds of shops, restaurants, and cafes all stacked on top of one another. The rise in popularity of Korean cosmetics, fashion, and more has made this area a must-see for visitors who come and marvel at Myeongdong’s often frenetic pace and energy. Lotte and Shinsaegae’s massive department stores are also popular draws for both Korean and luxury products. The department stores, just like Myeongdong’s streets, are crowded around the clock. Myeongdong’s many street food carts are also immensely popular for their inexpensive and quirky offerings (French-fry-encrusted corn dogs, anyone?). The neighborhood’s popularity, as well as its close proximity to other popular sights and neighborhoods, makes it one of Seoul’s most popular places to stay.