Sinchon

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The area
Neighborhood: Seodaemun
Walk within this area, centered on what used to be the western gate of traditional Seoul, and you'll get a glimpse of Korea’s past through the beautiful and historic buildings that are scattered throughout. Whether wandering around Deoksugung’s palace walls or touring more historically somber sites such as Seodaemun Prison, this is one of the best places for culture, architecture, and history lovers. Jeongdong in particular is a beautiful place for a stroll in spring and autumn.
How to get there
  • Sinchon • 3 min walk
  • Sogang University • 8 min walk
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SkyPig_HK
Hong Kong, China120 contributions
I have experienced a wonderful BBQ beef at SeoSeo Galbi at 109-69 Nogosan-dong (32 Baekbeom-ro 2-gil) . It is a local, small, and no big sign to show where it is, but it has special source with hot crispy BBQ beef and big green chili
Written August 27, 2014
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Frappezz
Singapore, Singapore2,979 contributions
Sinchon is just four stations (green metro line) from downtown Seoul. I love the vibrant, youthful vibe of this area, which is home to Hongyik University and the Ewha Women's University.

The place comes alive in the late afternoons and evenings when undergrads/postgrads stream out of classes to chill out in the many pocket friendly cafes, fast food restaurants, noodle shops. The cluster of alleys that make up Sinchon are full of shops and pushcart vendors selling all sorts of affordably priced, sometimes cheesy, girly stuff like cosmetics, toiletries, casualwear, bags, footwear, sunglasses, hair grips, cellphone accessories, fancy stationery etc etc.

If you want to break away from the crowds head to the Hyundai Department Store on the main road which sells upmarket adult stuff, has a well stocked basement supermarket and a few restaurants on its top floor for a more sedate but still easy on the wallet dining experience. Good to visit Sinchon's shopping streets at least once just for the experience.
Written September 23, 2012
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Keenguy
Singapore, Singapore166 contributions
May 2015 • Friends
If you are a traveller with budget, this is a great place to look out for. I had korean bbq buffet (but can't rem the restaurant name) with a wide spread of cooked and uncooked food for only around 10000won! You judge on the price if its affordable! There are more affordable priced food around as well... Hunger your stomach and start to take your pick! ✌😉
Written April 26, 2016
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bob2bkk
Bangkok, Thailand5,817 contributions
Jun 2014 • Friends
Sinchon is an area in Seoul that is the home to a number of colleges and universities, notably Ewha Woman's University and Yonsei University and a number of smaller ones. The best area you might like to explore is a pedestrian street that is lined with shops, bars, restaurants and coffee shops and cafes. You can visit here for a good walk, some shopping and a bite to eat. Take the metro Green line 2 to the Sinchon station. Take exit 3 and walk forward. You will be amongst many young university students. You will find many shops, many small places with some interesting items. Also many restaurants, bars, coffee shops and every possible eating place you can imagine. Walking forward the pedestrian walk turns right at the square that has a stage and sitting area. Continue walking up one side and then you can walk back the opposite side. There is a great Italian restaurant called Crevasse. See my review for directions. This is a fun few hours walking, eating and shopping. The streets and sidewalks are bricked and comfortable to walk. I visited during the day, but enjoyed it enough to visit again next time at night, which I am sure will be much more active.
Written June 23, 2014
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Stephen S
Los Angeles, CA494 contributions
Apr 2014 • Couples
Pretty good location, has many hotels and University type food joints. Everything is closed after 2 a.m.
Written April 10, 2014
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Gavin C
Sydney, Australia261 contributions
Dec 2013 • Friends
We lived here in Sinchon for 10 days and went out everyday and every night. Everything is so close to this location, including shopping centres, cheap and expensive. There are food outlets and restaurants dotted everywhere in large streets and backstreets. There is entertainment all around the place such as bars, clubs, PC bars, table tennis hire, pool and billiards, coffee everywhere. Transportation is also very convenient with Sinchon subway and several buses on either side of the suburb/area/district.
Written March 13, 2014
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JoBoxer555
Houston, TX3,492 contributions
Apr 2013 • Solo
Came to Ewha/Sinchon Ladies' shopping street,which this shopping area is called, due to the fact there is very little here for men. Great area for makeup, and clothing shops with junior size and style clothing. I also saw more cute little manicure and pedicure shops here; prices are reasonable.
There's a little bit of everything in this area, so come prepared; wear comfortable shoes and get ready to shop!
Written July 1, 2013
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GiaPutri
Jakarta, Indonesia45 contributions
Sep 2011 • Friends
Since it is located near to Ewha university, most store you can find is cosmetic store, you want to splurge on Korean well known make up and skin product? This is the place for you, purchase few amounts of your won on the products, you'll get free samples, not only 5 but LOTS, even cosmetic pouch, merchandise of the endorsed kpop idol/celebrity, you won't be sorry.
Written August 23, 2012
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binky_jc
Dumaguete City, Philippines85 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Visited Sinchon on our last night in Seoul. It’s a great place to shop and dine. Not so crowded as Myeongdong. Lots of dining choices. Love the live performances at night
Written October 19, 2018
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marstar0109
Seoul, South Korea258 contributions
Aug 2017 • Solo
Lots of people, restaurants, bars, pubs, there are 4 universities around so Sinchon is always packed with young cheerful crowd. the proximity of Hongdae makes it a perfect spot for meeting friends, clubing, eating out, and just chilling. the atmosphere is great, it's safe, pretty affordable and simply cool.
Written November 1, 2017
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