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Myeongdong Shopping Street

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Myeongdong / Namdaemun
As featured in 3 Days in Seoul and 12 other guides
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Address: Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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US$70.00*
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Myeongdong District Tour and Shopping with Traditional Lunch
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Best of Seoul Shopping Tour
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A street with wide variety of dining options

For first timers, Myeongdong is a relatively big shopping street with wide variety of dining options and comestic shops. Street food in Myeongdong is slightly expensive but tasty.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

All the food is so good and the shopping was super super nice .. myeongdong street is a MUST .. when I went Korea everything was on sale and serious I spent a lot of money cause all the clothes are very nice and comfortable ..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

1) very nice food to try!! But not all of them are nice..but most of them are so good!! Its expensive than other street food but its worth it if u stay nearby myeondong street. 2) nice vibes to hang out for youngsters at night 3) theres also halal food available 4) clean street.. please throw your rubbish at the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

For first timers, Myeongdong is a relatively big shopping street with wide variety of dining options and comestic shops. Street food in Myeongdong is slightly expensive but tasty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There're so many attractive shops. And they provide customer with cheaper price than Japanese counterparts. When you are tired of shopping, you can take a rest at a caffe shop. There are also many fascinating caffe shops.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like makeup and beauty products this is the place to go. They sell so much of it here. Even if your not a fan, check it out for the atmosphere. At night, street food is also available.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Myeongdong is without a doubt the paradise for shopping lovers. Hardly could you find the difference between day time and night time here as this place is full of people all day long. There're numerous cosmetics, fashion, restaurants in the area, from budget to high-end. You surely can find the suitable ones with your budget. You can't immagine how fast... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice walking street market with lots of cloths and cosmetics. Face masks are everywhere and people are buying in bulk. What caught my interest are food stalls(50-60 in total the day I went there). I recommend grilled lobster with cheese. (15,000 krw) Catching taxi on the way back to hotel late at night is a bit of a problem... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food selection. Shopping! Shopping! Shopping! Visit the visitor's information center so you won't miss a thing. My niece enjoyed her time at the Dog Cafe. Since you will be seeing the same stores almost every 2 blocks, you might want to plan what to buy in each store so you can get tax refund (30,000 W single receipt purchase).... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lively. Diverse. Crowded. Lovely street food. Excellent Korean shops. Interesting clothes & shoes to buy at reasonable prices.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I must tell everyone that Myeongdong is marketed as a place with vibrant cultural experience and whatever, but most people from Seoul and who live here will never go to this area more than once a year. The reason im demoting this place is because the whole area overcharges tourists and visitors with ridiculous products that you can literally buy... More 

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Staying in Myeongdong / Namdaemun

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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 Shinsaegae’s massive department stores are also popular draws for both Korean and luxury products. The department stores, just like Myeongdong’s streets, are crowded around the clock. Myeongdong’s many street food carts are also immensely popular for their inexpensive and quirky offerings (French-fry-encrusted corn dogs, anyone?). The neighbourhood’s popularity, as well as its close proximity to other popular sights and neighbourhoods, makes it one of Seoul’s most popular places to stay.
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