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“Capital of street food”

Myeongdong Shopping Street
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US$85.00*
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Myeongdong District Tour and Shopping with...
Ranked #40 of 814 things to do in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most interesting neighborhood in central Seoul
Great shopping area with most impressing street food options

Thank TonyCardenas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

During a week in Seoul, every single day I visit this place.

During the day, you could find a lot of fashion shops in this area, not to mention the cosmetics shops. If you are a man, shopping with your female partner, hold her hand tightly. Or else she might go wild and spend all the money.

This place also has lots of local restaurant and snacks. By 17:00, the locals open more stalls. Most are traditional food. I insist not to leave the market until I try all of them. I gain at least three kg and have no regret at all.

The prices are all the same. A grilled lobster tail will cost you 15000 won, whether you buy it in front of the market, or far inside.
They also have Oreo’ churros, grilled steak, ice cream with honeycomb, sweet potato, mixed seafood satay, strawberry mochi, twisted potato, and so on. Will be back for sure!

Thank Oobee_Baybee
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed Myeongdong area because I love eating and shopping. It’s a good place to find stuffs for yourself and your family. From branded items to local brands you can find it here. You can visit huge malls in the area particularly Lotte Department Store/Mall. You can also find souvenirs especially at the Underground shopping center. If you get hungry then it’s not a problem as well because there’s a lot of restaurant, coffee shops, food stalls, and a lot more to choose from. Everyone who’ve been there loves it and I’m sure you will too.

Thank Mark Joven A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love the street food here but its full of mainland china tourists and i believe because of that, the locals avoid this area. What puzzles me is the sheer number of multiple same-brand shops in this area. I think i saw 3 Zara shops, 5 Innis Free & about 10 shops with more than 2 stores within each corner of the street. I wonder how they stay in business.

1  Thank speakingof
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myeongdong shopping street or streets is for those who love to shop for cosmetics especially. Although there are stores selling clothing and shoes. Several cosmetic brands are found all over the place. Nice place to spend your time even just walking through the streets. You can just eat street food or try the restaurants. Worth visiting.

1  Thank Myla Y
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