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Myeongdong: Hyper Shopping

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Address: Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Good people watching. Good street food.

This place is very busy and interesting - good people watching and window shopping. There was also a lot of fun street food. It is a really nice place to walk around if you're out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

the heaven for my wifey :D a lot of cosmetic shop and apparel from many brand. For me, I loves that is a full wifi. Yes!! except that a lot of food stall so we can try many food and beverage. I enjoy every single part of myongdong, interesting. not only for shopping but the other part is people and... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The shopping was excellent! Some shops were more pushy in trying to get you into the shop, I opted to go where it was more laidback employees. I got to tend to my shopping list, many places to eat here and it was different every night. Do come here for people watching and for the street food! We stayed at... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This place is very busy and interesting - good people watching and window shopping. There was also a lot of fun street food. It is a really nice place to walk around if you're out late.

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Portola Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We were here during a torrential rainstorm and the MERS epidemic, and it was still pretty crowded - I can only imagine what this place is like on a typical sunny weekend! That said, it's a fun place to window (or actual) shop. My teenaged daughters really enjoyed buying adorable animal face masks and other cosmetic supplies while the rest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Myeongdong is known for shopping, and its wide range of restaurants. You will find everything you want over there whether its in the streets or in small local shops. It's very busy yet its amazing. I love how every corner of the street has tiny shops. Whether you go left or right you'll find shops. In addition, the shops close... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

crowded but okay if u just want to visit the place. since i had limited time, wasnt really able to go to many stores. try the street food! yummy!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

SO much to choose from. Lots of good buys. I ended up buying korean products like utensils and pants. Some are expensive because of its high quality.

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Bochum, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Hundreds of shops. Restaurants, bars, dozens of big and small hotels, motels, banks at every corner. You can get anything in this shopping streets from Luxury items to newly introduced products.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Myeongdong shopping district, lovely, lively and clean! So many Etude House and Nature Republic stores I lost count. I guess the trip here would be more enjoyable if you didn't mind being dragged into stores by very friendly Koreans. Believe me, we told them no, but a few instances saw us having to pry our arms from their hands! Plenty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Myeongdong has a lot of different clothing and cosmetics shops- basically all the kinds of cosmetics and young clothing shops in Korea you can find here! At times it's too busy, so it's best to go earlier at 10am to get some shopping done. If you like it busy then head there in the early evening.

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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.
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