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Hongik University Street

Seogyo-dong, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-338-5742
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This is the nexus of Seoul’s youth and indie culture. Funky boutiques, avant-garde galleries, and great nightclubs are this neighborhood’s mainstay. Come here for a fascinating look at the other side of traditionally conservative Korean culture.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“young people” (86 reviews)
“free market” (23 reviews)
“hello kitty” (32 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Seogyo-dong, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-338-5742
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Local shopping street near school and university. Cheap things that you can buy. You can see the Korean fasion here. Everybody is in the same style; bright faces, red lips and see-through fringes.

Thank Sunny S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great area, with lots of stuff to see, eat and do. Loads of future K-pop, b-boys and Bbongjjak superstars are practicing on the street, including the obligatory screaming teenage girls.

Thank taqqie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed on this street in a small apartment upstairs from the Hongik University metro station. It is a busy, but fun university setting, not unlike most US university towns. Lots of college students out at all hours, lots of restaurants and bars.

Thank Glenn K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

the place has a great vibe, young and refreshing. There's a few street artists performing at that time we were there. Also, the clothes there are cheaper than other parts of seoul probably because it's a university area.

Thank PatR15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surrounded by the universities within the area, this place is filled with great eateries. There are many interesting cafes along the way. If you are lucky, are able to see the young generation showcasing their talents on the street.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Anytime you hit Seoul you need to be here to experience the vibrant, street performance and food. Plenty of restaurants, bars, and shops. Enjoy a good cuppa from any balcony cafes or bar to watch the street performance

Thank doh kit g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very exciting,especially during the weekends. The street is quite large and there are things to do there for all times of the day. Cafes are dotted around including some animal ones like meerkat cafes. There are some multi storey arcades as well and hidden noraembangs...More

Thank Kezia T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to have a good taste of Seoul in one day this has got to be it. Shopping, cafes, bars, street food, busking all in one area. It will get crowded even on a weekday. But really all the good food is here!!...More

Thank Nathalie F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the popular floral cafes in Seoul. Some pops and decorations you can wear and wear for selfies. All drinks look very romantic and rosy. This place is pretty small but cozy. There are friendly visitors' guides dressed in red-T on main streets, normally...More

Thank hkeau
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

crowded street full with youngster. It is heaven for shopper, the price is more cheaper compare to myeongdong street. Most of the restaurant full after 6pm. Lot of performance started in the evening. It is the best place to hang around.

Thank marsha1122
Carefree enthusiasm is everywhere in this energetic
neighborhood centered on Hongik University, Korea’s
top art school. From its assortment of murals to the
occasional amateur street performances, creativity and
expression make up the wild and beating heart of
vibrant Hongdae. At the Free and Hope Market (weekends
at the Hongdae Children’s Playground) you'll find one
of Seoul’s most popular handmade and creative markets
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24 September 2017|
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Response from Nathalie F | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I will pick in this order: 1. Hongik 2. Myeong dong - cosmetics 3. dong dae mun
Tzi V
19 January 2017|
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Response from Irene Teo T | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't know as I bought a travel card which I just TOP it up with credit and didn't have to bother about how much to pay per trip.
7 September 2016|
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Response from kelly7778 | Reviewed this property |
I think that the best time to go is after 5pm, sunset. many people come to street. the best day is Friday. it is many diffrent Myeongdong. Hongdae is more than shops( cosmetics, dress) variety pubs, club and... More
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