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Myeongdong Shopping Street

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Myeongdong / Namdaemun
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Address: Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Good atmosphere to soak in!

Many many brands (mostly cosmetics) along the street and many interesting street food. As a muslim traveller, I was very happy to have found a few halal stalls and 1 restaurant... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Nasirah M
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is busy all the time. But it is really worth the walk an experience. They have all type of shops and restaurants at night time they havr food venders.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have heard about this place from so many people and finally i make it here myself. There were lots of China tourist filled up most of the shops.... prices are no longer as attractive due to all these over demand, We can now buy the products online from the Korean retailer at cheaper price and send right to your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Clothes, souvenirs, cafes, restaurants, cosmetic and skin care products (endless of them), this place is always bustling from the moment the shutters are up all the way till 11pm when most of the street hawkers retire the night! The things to look at and the temptation to empty your money pouch is endless, so please bring enough cash (or a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I simply adore outdoor market. Whether you are a big shopper at heart or you just want to window shop, this is a place to experience. I ended up with more stuff than I intended to get, but it was so fun. The Asian side of me enjoyed bargaining; and teasing of the vendors. One shop owner ended up giving... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Many many brands (mostly cosmetics) along the street and many interesting street food. As a muslim traveller, I was very happy to have found a few halal stalls and 1 restaurant which provided halal dishes. The duty free mall and underground shopping centre are also worth visiting!

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Thank Nasirah M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice shopping streets and side lanes offered good bargin beauty products and delicious street food and good restaurants. At the end of the main shopping street are Lotte Departmental Store and plenty of Duty Free Shops that you could spend whole day there. IT is a MUST visit when you go to Seoul. Highly recommended !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can buy clothes, toys, souvenirs, food, perfumes, cosmetics beauty products (very popular) and have very good moments. Don't forget to try fried seafood.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my family to Seoul for a long weekend and I wanted them to experience a outdoor market. Considering my daughter isn't quite ready to go native we went to the Myeongdong market. The kids enjoyed the banana crunch crape and they were exited to experience the energy. Getting around Seoul by subway is easy. We let our daughter... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A must see!!! U get to taste the different street foods all in one straight lane. Pushcarts selling all sorts of Korean touristy snacks like seaweeds, flavored almonds, Korean strawberries etc n socks that are selling for KRW1000 = SGD1.25!! Really good quality. Shops lining the sides are usually cosmetic shops, fashion apparels n restaurants. We stayed in myeongdong n... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Shopping paradise for ladies. Lot of cosmetic shops with offers. Lot of must try street food stalls. Also other restaurants like cat-cafe and dog-cafe are there. Interesting visit.

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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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