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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Seogyo-dong, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-338-5742
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found that the Hongik University area had more going on and was packed with more people late at night than ANY other area in Seoul. It was disappointing to find that the popular markets such as Namdaemun pretty much closed up after 7pm on...More

Thank Evan S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would recommend for anyone looking for the best in Seoul shopping and young life entertainment. I have learned a lot about the mellinials here. Go for the experience if nothing else.

Thank Camille S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole street has a very young feel about it. This is definitely a place to visit just to soak in the young energy!

Thank Li Lian W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very interesting place when there is a lot of students including students from overseas. Many street performers and F&B outlets.

Thank soonghee S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here in late afternoon into the night primarily to shop, eat and drink. We had coffee and snacks in a cafe, spent considerable time shopping that the sun went down. Night time brought crowds more of people but the mood was fun due...More

Thank aisle67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this street so much. You will feel young. Got so many shops. Many cafes. You can what is in trend by walking at the street. During the weekends its pack of people.

Thank norlelaahmad85
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I suggest if you are staying in the area to take a walk in the morning to get a feel for the layout and what stores are there. In the evening it gets very crowded and harder to navigate. We enjoyed the buskers.

Thank 4K4K
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Kinda regretting that we didn't spend longer time here. Make sure to visit during weekend, especially Saturday as you can spot many busking activities. The places to eat, shops and strolls are in abundance. The place is near a campus (Hongik University, hence, the name)...More

Thank Grace O
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

If you enjoy street art scenery, then this spot is for you! Hongik University (Hongdae) area is full of it from day to night. There's always a performance that you can see, from singing, dancing or even magic. And to make it even better, this...More

Thank Pristi G
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

I visited this street so many times. Travel via the metro to get to the street. So much offers of food, clothes, drinks and the prices are competitive. Pop Entertainment on a weekend is the best. Massive crowds however it's safe and the market is...More

Thank Lilah P
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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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Vanessa W
August 5, 2018|
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Response from Ryan C | Reviewed this property |
It is a walking street lined with food stalls and shops close to the famous Hongik University so to answer your question yes it is opened all year round.
April 29, 2018|
Response from shinninaw | Reviewed this property |
I guess they well, its a very popular n famous shopping area n koreans work hard so dont worry
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March 28, 2018|
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Response from nandasmm | Reviewed this property |
not sure about the daytime but there are definitely street performances during weeknights as well. I hope you enjoy it as it's great around there!