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Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Myeongdong / Namdaemun
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Reviewed today via mobile

Just wow. You could get lost easily as streets after streets are shops of all kinds. There's plenty of food to try as well.

Thank eccles098
Reviewed today via mobile

I am a huge fan of korean cosmetics and skincare. This place is heaven for shoppers because it has all the important shops in the same place, sometimes even 2/3 shops from the same brand in one street. And they give lots of free samples....More

Thank Joana M
Reviewed yesterday

You will find lots of street food here, cheese lobster is a must-try! Many choice of cosmetics brand, and we also did enjoy Nanta Show at the Nanta Theater, located in the street itself. I explored the street twice on my visit recently, well its...More

Thank shah_alam8010
Reviewed yesterday

When you go here, make sure that you have enough money to go on a shopping spree because you will spend on a lot of street food and a lot of skincare products! especially if you go gaga over those Korean trends.

Thank Nouie N
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a very busy street yet. Everything here is a bit more expensive than in other cities but the shopping center is more complete. Same goes with the food. It is more expensive here but there are more food choices. The lobster stand is...More

Thank karla t
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Thus area us a "Must See" for visitors. There is endless shopping, tons of resturants and coffee shops, countless street vendors. Prices are great...it is safe and friendly. Loved it!

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Walked arouns for several hours and took in the street food scene. The street food was much better than the shopping as the was an abundance of cosmetic stores.

Thank Russ M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was an amazing experience going to myeongdong had foodtrip with the sumptuous street foods i really love it specially the fish cake..i also love the cosmetics shops with a lot of freebies 😮

Thank dicmorada
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Some nice shopping to be had here, lots of cosmetics, but be sure to hang around till 5pm,, when all the street food vendors fill the streets! Delicious, authentic Korean food and delicacies cooked on the street. Yum!

Thank Greg F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Tourist hideout...Retail therapy HQ... Full of Chinese tourist but you will get what you need for fashion and beauty items ...Food is in abundance too

Thank ClementT26
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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
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Candy L
August 21, 2018|
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Response from emieab | Reviewed this property |
Better answer fr my previous suggestion is-- if your flight arrives at 6am , travel to myeongdong is 11/2 hours, there are 24 hours resto in the myeongdong are and recommening Migabon for the nice porridge and chiken soup... More
Candy L
July 28, 2018|
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Ninetree Hotel 2 has a washing machine and dryer.
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July 22, 2018|
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Response from KingaO374 | Reviewed this property |
On the street itself you will be fine with just English, but many people in smaller shops around the area don't speak English. I found that the price is almost on everything, and the cash register usually shows the end... More