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“Vibrant youth community”
Review of Sinchon

Sinchon
Ranked #76 of 766 things to do in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

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.

6  Thank Frappezz
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

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.

3  Thank GiaPutri
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

Probably not for those who don't like shopping.
It's a quaint little part of town with one clothing store after another.
Lots of cute cafes too and obviously, being close to universities, full of students.
Went yesterday and found the cutest burger place with surprisingly decent burgers.
Check out my blog post for pics.
http://www.girlwhodoeslunch.com/2012/05/saturday-saturday-gotta-get-down-on.html

Thank Laflaneur
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Reviewed April 26, 2012

Sometimes I have pain in my mind and body when I'm in the place where there are so many people. and That street of city is not clean. So I don't like that place. One point I like is that place has young people's wave.

1  Thank Yeon Woo N
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Reviewed September 13, 2010

So many uni. student walking through..
Lots of PC room, restaurant and clothes shop..
Usually I go there buy some clothes and play computer game with my friends.
Sometimes I go see a movie at megabox..
http://www.visitseoul.net/en/statics.do?_method=includePage&p=09&m=0004009001007&url=http://ticket.visitseoul.net//uPortal/Movie/Place/PlaceInfo.asp%3FPlaceCode%3DM1000%26position%3D

;) go there and chill out.

2  Thank KhaiLee
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