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Hongik University

#115 of 740 things to do in Seoul
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Address: 94 Wausan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul 04066, South Korea
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Cool place for young people

Many shops along the streets, and on Sunday there are full with street activities. There are a lot of students passing by. Its a very cool place for young people!

Reviewed 6 December 2016
Sungai Petani, Malaysia
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Sungai Petani, Malaysia
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

Many shops along the streets, and on Sunday there are full with street activities. There are a lot of students passing by. Its a very cool place for young people!

Thank shakinah91
Seoul, South Korea
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Line 2 of Subway St (Green) the place for young people on his 20s. I really love this place. Lots of clubs, bars and restaurants around

Thank Samuel D
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Reviewed 29 April 2016

I really love this university! it has a beautiful arquitecture and it's in the heart of hongdae, a beutiful university area full of clubs, restaurants and many stores! also it's near to the subway station. :3

1 Thank Gabie Woo L
Walnut Creek, California
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Reviewed 26 March 2016

Excellent time in Hongik University for 18-30 year olds. Great energy and vibe with the young crowd. My wife and I went there simply to 're-experience' what/where were used to go drinking, clubbing, and eating. I love 'individuality' and efforts to be different by the young Hongik crowd as well as the numerous places to eat, drink, drink, dance, then... More 

Thank blooming4250
Suwon, South Korea
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Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

I like the campus because there's a free basketball court and soccer fields nearby it's also conveniently close to restaurants and the subway

Thank Prinster A
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Reviewed 4 January 2016

Nothing to see at this place walk a total of 4 minutes and you have seen the whole campus for such a big name it had less then big qualities!

Thank King Z
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Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

Beautiful decorations for Merry Christmas season. Many shopping, restaurants and nightclubs. Not much crowd, most of students.

Thank Thadnuphat T
Changwon, South Korea
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Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Very crowded due to the university...many shops and cheap...of course many coffee shops .... After 6.00 pm it's completely different..you can see someone sings

Thank Mrba-Mrba
Seoul, South Korea
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Reviewed 4 January 2015

+ Location (Youthful, lively a lot of shopping and clubbing) + A lot of art close to the university - Boring grounds Basically everything inside the university itself is boring (unless you're a student), outside of it it's great.

Thank TheDongo
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

It was just another university to be hones. Even though there it was not as beautiful as Ehwa Women University, It still has its own charm. Not far from the university there were students bazaar during weekend that sells lot of Art student products. ant there were nice cafes along the road side as well.

Thank Shahul Hameed S

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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 drawing consistent crowds. At Hongdae, there’s never a shortage of things to do and see; food and drink options are nearly endless as are shops and noraebang (karaoke) rooms. Hongdae is also one of Seoul’s top party and club scenes catering to a younger demographic; if a packed club isn’t your scene, you'll also find a range of music venues and bars offering live music in all genres. Although Hongdae has lost much of its unique appeal and undergone rapid commercialization in recent years, be sure to explore Hongdae’s edges in areas such as Sangsu-dong and Yeonnam-dong where Hongdae’s fiercely independent streak still runs freely.
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