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Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Myeongdong / Namdaemun
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Reviewed today 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 yesterday 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
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very fun place to walk around and look at the street food. I wasn't brave enough to have a taste of any of it though. If you are visiting Seoul you have to visit Myengdong.

Thank Livia F
Reviewed 2 days ago

There were a lot of choices for cosmetic brands but they're quite pricy. Street foods quite pricy too.

Thank RisagelO
Reviewed 3 days ago

so many cosmetic shops, branded shop, food street, the best about this street, lots of cosmetic shops and you will get lots of gift from them to compare to other places of shops. food street usually starts in the evening.

Thank shafiqaazmi
Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved walking up and down the streets sampling the delicious street food. It seemed reasonable to me. The honey garlic shrimp was amazing, also the chicken, shrimp and cheese bowls. Lots of people so very crowded.

Thank jfk770
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Love this area soo much! I can spend hours in every store. Food, cosmetics and clothing all in one place.

Thank Ma M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Myeongdong is busy, but has everything you'd need from a Korean shopping experience, from beauty products to cat cafes to international brands, with great street food along the way.

Thank Lyssa56
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Best place to do shopping in Korea Many shopping malls with different level of goods Cleans and safe Sure you will not go out with empty hands

Thank AZIZ K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved the shopping, real buzz to this area, quite small and compact, but had 3 days here. Street food fantastic, but more expensive than I thought it would be.

Thank secretary369
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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
22 August 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
28 July 2018|
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Response from newyorkannie7 | Reviewed this property |
Ninetree Hotel 2 has a washing machine and dryer.
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22 July 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