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Myeongdong: Hyper Shopping

Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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As featured in 3 days in Seoul
Ranked #17 of 550 attractions in Seoul
Type: Neighborhoods
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: Myeongdong is Seoul's busiest area teeming with tens of thousands of people at any given time. There are hundreds of shops here and you can find... more »
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Very interesting shopping, a variety of shops selling fashion and cosmetics made ​​in korea along the way. The place of Korean youths hangout with a very interesting outfit. .

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Medan indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

u always got sample when u buy korean make up in seoul, when u purchase something and the cashier will give a sample . but here, they attract u to take a look their shop by give you a free sample (like mask, cotton, and more) . there a sales girl or boy that welcome u and give a sample... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

If you are a shopholic or a cosmatic lover, this is heaven for you! As a Thai, this place is very well known for cheap/best discounts for cosmatics and super loads for free samples but after I experienced this place, there are a lot more than that! You may found out that many sellers can speak Chinese, Thai, Japanese and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

It is a conglomeration of awesome shopping in one place, from cheap to luxury, it has everything. If you love K-Pop or K-Drama check the upper levels of some of the shops because they have some good places tucked away for DVDs.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

The place to go to purchase Korean cosmetics at heavily discounted prices. However, Chinese speaking staff are extremely pushy and would do anything to ensure a sale. The place to go to savour street food. Food is prepared in hygenic conditions. Many restaurants too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

I just loved walking around myeongdong, shopping and eating. Loads of cosmetic shops, local food and certain international brands there. Just love it

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Crowded with people mainly tourists from China, buying skincare. The same brands of skincare shops are in every street. Each time you walk into a shop o buy an item, you will get many samples to try. Do try & visit the Daiso, as they offer a decent selection at a good price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

All the shopkeepers can speak Mandarin which is very convenient. The Cosmetics shops will give a lot of sample even if you buy just 1 or 2 bottles.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Shop all day. Go crazy. That's what Myeong Dong (and nam dae mun) is for. With so many different shops around, you can not , not find what you want. Free samples for cosmetic (face shop, holika etc... too many to mention) are given when you go in the shop. Just take, walk in, no qn asked.

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Wow - this area has every type of shop you could want, from high and medium end international chains, to some small cute boutiques. If you're a dedicated shopper you can easily spend a whole day here. There is also no end of places to eat when you need to rest your feet and get some energy. The area is... More

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