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Seoul Global Cultural Center

Myeongdong / Namdaemun
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Address: 27, Myeongdong 8-gil, Jung-gu | M Plaza 5F, Seoul 04536, South Korea
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+82 2-3789-7961

Must visit place in Seoul if you want to experience Korean culture &...

Must visit place in Seoul if you want to experience Korean culture & Hallyu!

Opening Hours: 10:30am~7:30pm Every day! (except New Year & Lunar New Year's Day & Korean Thanksgiving CHUSEOK Day)

Facilities: Information Desk(English/Chinese/Japanese), Rest Area, Coin Lockers, Free Internet Access Zone, WIFI, Global ATM, Hanbok Experience zone, Performance Venue(Haechi Hall), Seminar Rooms and etc.

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Fun experience wearing Hanbok

Fun experience wearing Korean Hanbok and selfie at Seoul Global Cultural Center. The staff were nice and helpful.

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Quack H
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Fun experience wearing Korean Hanbok and selfie at Seoul Global Cultural Center. The staff were nice and helpful.

Thank Quack H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I love this place very much! not only to try on the free hanbok , you can print out your photo as postcard, and the staff will help you to post it back to your home! Others than that, you can register to attend free classes too !

Thank Patricia L
Kajang, Malaysia
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

They allow hanbok for free but only for 10 minutes and no outdoor photoshooting. Anyway, good experienced too. Handcraft workshop available.

Thank JnevXin
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This center is located at myeongdong which is very close to the Philstay Hostel I'm staying back then. We were welcome in a good manner and wasn't crowded. We had our free hanbok testing as well given 2 piece of hand coloured poscard for free! However, during hanbok photo shooting. Please do prepared your gear well before photo shooting. As... More 

Thank veron4best
Beijing, China
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Reviewed 20 February 2016

I read that this was a cool place to check out. We walked in the M Plaza and it is located in the 5th floor. We checked it out and it was situated in only one room. There wasn’t much to do at all and we left after 5 minutes. I couldn’t believe the people were just sitting there and... More 

Thank Daniel A
서울센터, General Manager at Seoul Global Cultural Center, responded to this review

Dear Daniel A, First of all, I'm sorry to hear that you weren't satisfied with visiting Seoul Global Cultural Center. I was even more surprise to hear that no one greeted you when you enter the center. That's not right at all. Thanks for letting me know and I will put more effort into staff training, especially not only new... More 

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Reviewed 9 October 2015

Great first stop for tourists. The center has so many activities that tourists can try: e.g. trying hanbok, crafts, kpop dance, etc.

Thank Dhian Ayu R
Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 6 October 2015

A good spot for tourists to visit in Myeongdong. You get to wear hanbok , get travel info , get free wifi access, interact with other visitors , what more can you ask for. Easily accessible and a good rest stop.

Thank DauphinJonas
Seoul, South Korea
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

Most foreigners will eventually end up in Myeongdong, but if you're smart enough to do a little bit of research, such as to read this review, you are in for a treat. The name doesn't do justice to the services they offer. The best attraction is the photo sessions wearing traditional Korean clothing, or hanbok. I think other places charge... More 

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Reviewed 9 August 2015

Lovely, authentic Korean cultural artifacts and plenty to do! The staff are very friendly speaking a number of major languages, bring a camera!

Thank Zelli B
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Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

Really cool place to get nice pic for memory and most important is that there is no charge😆actually it is a good idea cause not everywhere u can get this uniforms

Thank Miss N

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Myeongdong / Namdaemun
Arguably Seoul’s most famous neighbourhood 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 neighbourhood’s popularity, as well as its close proximity to other popular sights and neighbourhoods, makes it one of Seoul’s most popular places to stay.
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