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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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If you love shopping then go here. There are department stores, designer stores, foreign brands and of course the local stores. There is a great variety. Lining these streets are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

LOL...shopping heaven...street food too!!...go in the evenings...better...lights and dazzle!!...plenty of food choices...be ready for crowds...a lot here....do be careful about pick pocket crime here...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

There's so many things to do in this amazing place. If you are a shop-a-holic, then this place is for you! Whatever you are looking for, dress, shoes, accessories, make-ups, anything. Name it. You can find in this place! And if you're tired shopping, you can stop by in some restaurants and try their specialty food.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

There's so many things to do and see in this place! Tons of restaurants and street food vendors. Place is so lively. I think this is a must to experience Seoul. You'll see lots of tourists, but also a lot of Koreans doing their shopping too. Visit the Uniqlo building, I think it's one of the biggest. I can visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Despite the heavy crowds, strolling through Myeongdong was an amazing shopping experience. There were a ton of stores, and all the shopping assistants were doing their very best to entice shoppers inside. All the stores were very clean and nice, and many stores gave out free samples for products as well. The staff was very friendly and helpful. All in... More 

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Seosan, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

If you love shopping then go here. There are department stores, designer stores, foreign brands and of course the local stores. There is a great variety. Lining these streets are a large number of Korean cosmetic brands with staff enticing you to buy their products. Not only can you shop till you drop but enjoy fantastic restaurants, cafes and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

There was really good shopping here. Once in the stores they are nice and clean, but the staff not super friendly. It reminded me a lot of NYC... a little dirty on the streets at night and loud with shop workers trying to hand you flyers all the time. What was fun was all the street vendors with interesting foods... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Many shops on beauty products, cafes.. Almost every corner of the streets selling the same thing but of different price. Street foods too, but limited varieties

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you do not live in the area, it is worth 2 days there to complete the shopping. If you buy enough, like more than 100 US, the shops will provide you with tax return vouchers. The street food is very tasty, and clean.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Easily the must do for the shoppaholics like myself and partner. Spent hours purchasing cosmetics and eating street food. The area is always bustling with people, shops open slightly later and there is a good mix of brands and local designs. Some of the better exchange rates are available here as well if you're looking to get some Korean won.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Busy and crowded on weekends and sooooo loud and fun. There is a big Nature Republic shop near metro station (with vegetation on walls) top floor has a big kpop shop.

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Staying in 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.