Itaewon, Seoul

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    by newsphotogirl Updated May 23, 2006

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    Lots and lots of shopping to be done in Itaewon. Tons of shops devoted to knock-off designer purses. There are the high end knock-offs and the low-end. The cheaper ones are great for souveniers but you definately get what you pay for. Be prepared to pay $100 for the nicer ones, they're worth it though.

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    by JDwernychuk Updated Jun 3, 2004

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    I liked Itaewon. I wanted to go there at first just becuase every korean i met told me ohhh its so dangrous don't go there. So i had to go and to me it's didn't seem bad at all. It's just a big tourist area but it had alot of good things. frist of all everyone there can speak english, you can buy alot of rip off products and backdoor products. also it's the only place in korea where you can see every diffrent race all at once. There are also alot of clubs and bars and dicos, it is one of the best night areas in seoul. But hey, thats just what i think check it out for your self

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    by imdreams Written Oct 21, 2002

    Itaewon is considered to be the foreigners area, since it is the host of the main American base in Seoul.

    The street is very lively, full of all sorts of shops during the day, and a very busy night life after sunset.

    The picture should speak better than any words.

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    'taewon Special Tourism Zone

    by Jun_Oh Written Aug 25, 2002

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    This unique area is more widely known to foreign tourists than to Koreans. It contains about 1,900
    stores and most of them sell clothing, leather goods, and antiques. This area covers a 1.4 kilometer-long street from It'aewon
    Intersection to the west to It'aewon Hotel to the east. History tells that the vicinity has been closely related to the things and
    people from foreign countries. Japanese forces were based here during the Korean-Japanese War (1592-1599) and the army of
    Ching China was stationed here for some time in the late 19th century. Through the Japanese Occupation in the first half of the
    20th century, it was used as the headquarters of the Japanese occupation forces. The command of the U.S. forces in Korea has
    been in the same place for over 50 years since the independence of Korea. The It'aewon street originated from the complex of
    suppliers for stationary troops. Shocking patterns-printed sweaters, leather clothes for motorcyclers, big size trousers and
    footwear fitting Western men and women, and even the world-famous reproductions of the world-renown brand goods are the main
    items that are often expected to be found at the stores in It'aewon. English, Japanese, and sometimes Chinese and Arabic as
    well as Korean are spoken by sellers and shoppers here and there in this Special Tourism Area. The food town behind It'aewon
    Police Box is famous among foreigners for its cheap Korean dishes, including pan-fried squash slices, sea food pancakes, mung
    bean pancakes, and so on.

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    Walk along Itaewon Road

    by peemapat Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Itaewon road is not too long to walk. There are a lot of copied brandname products for sale along the way.

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