Shopping

Myeong-dong

04536  27, Myeong-dong 8-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul  

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About

Myeong-dong is Seoul’s shopping mecca and is a must-see for tourists, but it is not just a shopping destination; Myeong-dong is also a hub of commerce, banking and culture with a daytime population of 1.5-2 million. For shoppers there is a mixture of street stalls and retail outlets selling everything from high fashion to casual attire, as well as many Korean cosmetics stores offering high-quality products at competitive prices.

Myeong-dong is very popular with international visitors and fills with Japanese and Chinese tourists during the holiday period known as “Golden Week” which takes place in spring and is called golden week due to the week-long holiday period that takes place in Japan and China. Part of Myeong-dong’s popularity stems from relatively affordable prices here, especially compared to the other shopping meccas of Apgujeong-dong and Cheongdam-dong.

Myeongdong Street
Myeongdong Street
Myeongdong Street

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Address
04536  27, Myeong-dong 8-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul  
Subway
Myeong-dong Station (subway line 4) exits 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

TripAdvisor Reviews

Traveler Rating4.0 (Based on 9114 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Myeongdong Shopping Street

  • Nice streetfood and shopping experience
    Nice place. Interesting experience and good street food. Went for the second time in 2018, first in 2017.
    5 popovm20182018-11-18
  • Lively and fun
    Myeongdong shopping street is fun, lively and bursting with energy. There are all kinds of shops, department stores and restaurants. There is also a great variety of street food. Several of the...
    5 neeratraveler2018-11-17
  • Biggest Shopping District in South Korea
    This is the biggest shopping district in South Korea. Things are not that cheap so think twice before buying. Easily accessible, lots of street food and restaurants too.
    4 ws19852018-11-17
  • Very crowded with the same stores over and over again.
    First of all, I know it’d be crowded cause it’s a tourist area, which isn’t the issue. The problem I had mainly was the entire shopping street was just the same stores over and over again spread out...
    3 shirleyyc2018-11-17
  • Lots of food and shopping around
    It's a place that everyone comes to when visiting Seoul. Long and parralel streets of hawker food and clothes for shopping. Many shopping malls around, too. Its very crowded with tourists, both...
    4 AlvinTaikor2018-11-17
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