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  • Cruiser27463940912
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    cute little store with 4 levels and very vibrant items. items can be a little pricey but they’re pretty cute. there’s also photo booths you can take photos in :)
    Written April 10, 2024
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  • viviensly
    London, UK173 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    there is everything in this market.
    seed, cook wares, food (cooked and uncook)
    culture experience local lifestyle.

    bear in mind that stall serve per portion. maybe only 1 meal, select it wisely.
    Written January 19, 2024
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  • B. Steven
    26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    From the top of this tower, one has an amazing view over all of Seoul; it's a rewarding, although pricey, experience. After paying the admission charge, guests must walk a considerable distance before using the elevator to reach the top of the tower. They also have to wait around while staff members take mandatory pictures of them; additional fees apply if you want a copy of any of the images.
    Written April 5, 2024
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  • ManHanao
    5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Namdaemun is a great market for almost everything. There are many shops that open on to the street and others in the surrounding buildings.
    Lots of clothes for children. Numerous stalls for visitors as well. Prices for most things was cheaper then nearby Myeongdong.
    The market is great for a stroll like pace as the streets are just wide enough to allow the movement of people.
    Food options and coffee can be found there as well.
    There are money changers there too.
    You may also see the Red Clothed Information persons. They can usually speak 2 or more languages, english is common with them.
    The area has hills with a small slope. Walking up and down the hills was manageable for persons with slight difficulty walking.
    Namdaemun is within 15-25 minutes walk, at a slow pace, from Myeongdong Food street.
    Written March 28, 2024
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  • bigwawao
    New York City, NY10,212 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Large underground mall worth a stroll especially if you have extra time on hand. But nothing special to it. Best to combine it with the Coex Library for a photoshoot of the floor to ceiling bookcases and if you are interested in temples, Bonguesa temple is at the northern end of the Mall complex.
    Written March 17, 2024
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  • #the_vacationist
    Minneapolis, MN667 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Let’s start with large. Not including the “B” levels, it’s 9 stories of shopping. Escalators are primary means of movement, yet there are elevators. You will wait for an elevator. Shops & sections galore. Not quite like the MegaMall in Bloomington, MN, but pretty nice. All major top brands (and prices). It’s where one wants to be seen (and shop, if money is no object). Enjoy!
    Written December 25, 2023
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China14,548 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lotte is a household name in Korea. The Myeongdong department store is a remarkable landmark in Seoul. Shopaholics can probably spend days here simply checking out different floors.
    Written November 26, 2023
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  • min
    Sentosa Island, Singapore21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was our first visit to Majang and we were not disappointed. We went on a Sat afternoon around 2+pm and it was not crowded. There were many shops to choose from… in the end we bought from a guy who was really smiley! He recommended a platter with different cuts and sufficient for 2 persons, he also threw in a small packet of meat as “service”. The restaurant we were brought to was ok… but they charged for an extra plate of lettuce. I’ve learnt that the restaurants are opened to about 11pm and the stalls selling the meats are opened till 8pm. Whilst not all stalls will be opened everyday… but they are not all closed on the same days of the week, so lunch and dinners there possible every day of the week.
    Written March 23, 2024
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  • MisterUserName
    Atlanta, GA387 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice underground shopping mall that’s about 1km long. Lots of shops, but most of them sell the same stuff - clothes, accessories, luggage, shoes, purses, socks, blankets, paintings, flowers, and more.
    We used to shop at Dongdaemun, but prefer Goto Mall now, at least you can see the prices upfront.
    Two food courts, one on each end. Tarot reading booths and massage chairs, too. Get a 10 minute massage for 10,000 won.
    Don’t get fooled about the clearance sale, same price the next day we noticed.
    Written November 24, 2022
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  • fire-tower
    1,935 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited Times Square Mall in December 2023 and realised that it is really huge. All the big brand names are there, including luxury brands. Definitely one of the malls that you can spend a couple of hours if you are in a shopping mood. It is a short walk from Yeongdeungpo Station.
    Written January 15, 2024
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China14,548 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shinsegae is Seoul's answer to Harrods or Macy's. Its Myeongdong store is a de facto landmark in downtown. This is also the place to find international luxury brands. An underground passage connects it with the metro station.
    Written November 26, 2023
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  • Heng
    Singapore, Singapore3,736 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The exterior looks promising but we were disappointed with the variety of shops within. The building is designed based on a spiraling concept winding around a courtyard, whereby all the shops are arranged on a sloping walkway which brings you from ground floor all the way to the roof. Lots of photo opportunities here.
    Written July 18, 2023
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  • AnLil
    966 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hongdae is interesting as a fun and affordable student ghetto shopping area. The soldiers who are 19-20 year olds mingle with university female students, and young pop street performers are common. You can take line 1 or Seoul station two stops to 4 (Blue) Samgakji station to transfer to orange line 6 Sangsu station. (Exit 1 is at the intersection or cross the street from exits 3-4 escalators there). Three or so more stops (Sangsu) takes you to Hongdae or take bus 7011 Jungju on Dongmak-ro. From there, walk downhill on Wausan-ro. Bus 16 takes you closer to the head at Ol Cafe or the glass family Karaoke building. On foot, pass Gusto Taco and Nike to reach the sign to Hongik Univ. (Right). Another right at the Rooftop Camping jazz signs beside Hongik-ro 2-Gil reveals a busy Z Gen. strip of shoe stores and eats. (On the left side uphill toward the head of the street reveals clothing/apparel bazaar—split between men’s wear on the left and Women’s clothes on the right. Across from green Troubadour is a standup K-pop figure, JK’s Magic Shop (Jungkook). There’s also a Pop Mart across from Heuk Gwa Dang bubble tea and sitting in the Hollys Coffee above street entertainment affords a view up to H&M kitty corner from Footlocker.
    Written September 3, 2022
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  • NICHOLAS T
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates5,975 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a decent retail offering at Seoul train station, including Zara and a few other mainstream options.

    A good way to pass the time at the station.
    Written April 17, 2024
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  • MissyTravellor
    Toronto, Canada105 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The market is easy to find. And it has fresh seafood that you buy and tell them to cook them for you at the second floor where all the restaurants located.
    Written July 25, 2023
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