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Night Shopping Tour in Seoul
"You will start your night shopping tour when you are picked up at your hotel and go to the Myeongdong Fashion Street. The Myeongdong Fashion Street is one of the busiest places in Seoul and is among Korea’s premier shopping destinations. Over 1 million s Myeong-dong market has been a witness to Korea’s tumultuous modern-day history as a center of city politics economy and culture.After seeing the Myeongdong area you will check out the Dongdaemun Doota Shopping Mall which is a fashion mall full of trendy fashion items. There are 540 stores throughout the 8-story building including designer shops select shops
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Korean Demilitarized Zone and Dragon Hill Spa Tour
"Hotel pickup for this tour will be at 8 or 8:40am in Seoul. From there you will head to Imjingak Pavilion located at 50km northwest of Seoul. This pavillion was built for 5 million people who had lost their homes. Major facilities include the North Hall where you can get a view of the North Korean lifestyle.After the Imjingak you will head to the DMZ a demilitarized zone formed after the Korean War between South and North Korea. It is 2km wide in the North and 4km wide in the South based on the truce line crossing the Korean Peninsula. Visitors can see that the DMZ area’s ecosystem has been preserved you will go to the third infiltration tunnel which was discovered in October 1978. This tour will show you through the 3rd underground tunnel that North Korea which has been continuously provoking the South since the armistice
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Seoul History and Culture Small-Group Tour
"Experience both the urban modernity and historic traces of Seoul on a three-hour walking tour. Meet your local guide and head to Bukchon Hanok village a residential area dating back to the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1897). The village is lined with hundreds of hanoks (traditional Korean houses). Walk along the quiet alleys and admire the latticed windows and patterned brick walls. Today many of these hanoks operate as cultural centers restaurants and tea houses providing an opportunity to become immersed in traditional Korean culture.Next visit the Tteok Museum a unique museum detailing the history
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Myeongdong Tips (21)

Myeongdong: Another one of shopping street in Seoul

We have no intend of do some shopping in Seoul, but we are looking for souvenir and restaurant. So in our mind we could find it in shopping street of Myeongdong. Our hotel is nearby so walking is not very far. Before I realize Seoul has to be a shopper's paradise and I know Myeongdong is one of the very well-known shopping street in Seoul. This is one of shopper distination and is filled with department stores, shopping malls, street stalls and other shops. Being probably the busiest place in Seoul.

The street are resembles a massive shopping city. All kinds of brand name shops and department stores are clustered on the streets and alleyways. The heart of Myeongdong is the two main streets that intersect at the center of the block. One begins at Myeongdong Station and the other at Lotte Department Store.

The streets are lined with fashion brand stores, cosmetics shops, restaurants, and cafes. From midday when all the shops are open until the late hours of the night when food carts and neon shop signs light up the alleys, the streets of Myeongdong are full of life and buzz from excited shoppers.

Is a place to hunt for mid evel fashion and beauty items, especially for the ladies. Myeongdong also houses to some famous traditional restaurants as well as fast food franchises. There’s also some street food and fashion accessories stalls in the outer area. The nicest thing while walking into the shopping street, there are plenty of food stalls but this can very busy and sometimes you will find yourself standing queue. Foodstalls kept the competition of restaurants here

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shavy
Mar 21, 2015

Myeongdong Area

The Myeongdong area is a very popular shopping area among young Koreans, mostly women. It has dozens of name-brand stores such as Nike, New Balance, Levis, and others. Prices here are very steep, but it is worth walking around here just to people-watch! This area will get very crowded around lunch time and in the evenings. It is estimated that two million people per day visit Myeongdong.

This is the most famous fashion district in Seoul, and one of the most expensive shopping areas in the world.

Myeongdong is next to Namsan and Namdaemun Market. Myeongdong is home to the Myeongdong Cathedral.

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Ewingjr98
May 04, 2013

Myeongdong: Cheap and Busy Shopping!

Myungdong is a selection of shops, like Zara, UniQlo, Forever21, ABC Mart etc, and market stalls, who are happy to haggle over prices.
It's very busy because it's so popular and cheap...the Japanese tourists love it, especially.

What to buy Clothes~! If you need new clothes then you will find any style and size in Myungdong! I did my christmas shopping here. Although I was careful because there can be some cheap, but substandard merchandise.
Don't eat here though! The Korean/Asian restaurants are appalling and a terrible example of good, native food. Eat at a chain if you get hungry then hop in a cheap taxi or bus to South Seoul or Itaewon.

What to pay I usually spent about a hundred pounds, and come home with arms full of bags!

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LadyOdyne
Sep 01, 2010

Myeongdong: Very Expensive Fashion Styles!

Myeong-dong is Korea's trendiest and most expensive shopping area, with over 300,000 square meters of shops selling clothes, shoes, handbags, accessories, and cosmetics. Many department stores also have a major presence here Like Lotte Department Store (very expensive items indside!) and Migliore. Myeong Dong 's main street is packed with outlets and boutiques selling quality, branded products. But, the shops within the side alleys of the area mostly deal with non branded items.

Day or night, young people always crowd into the numerous restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, and night clubs in the area.

What to buy Luxury Brands Galore whether local or from Abroad!

What to pay Since it the shops found in the area usually sell name brand items, the prices charged for the items sold here are way higher, in contrast to those sold in Seoul 's such shopping areas as Namdaemun and Dongdaemun so be prepared to maxx out your credit card!

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Jul 24, 2008
 
 
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Myeongdong: Korean Cosmetics–Laniege, Skinfood & The Face Shop

One more reason to head to Myeongdong, most Korean cosmetics brands have outlets there.

If you are a keen supporter of the Korean cosmetics, do prepare for extra luggage.

Prices are lower there and they are very generous with the free samples.

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Trique
Jan 08, 2008

Myeongdong: Lotte Shopping Centre, Myeongdong

When you are at the Myeongdong area, you can visit the Lotte Shopping Centre, which is essentially a huge department store of Lotte selling mainly women clothings, cosmetics, handbags etc. This shopping centre is located just across the road of Myeongdong and you cannot miss it because of the huge "Lotte" signboard.

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victorwkf
Dec 19, 2007

Myeongdong: Korean cosmetics purchase

Laneige Flagship Store at Myeong Dong

Much less expensive than buying at the foreign countries.

Various product lines.

Many gifts to the purchase!

What to buy Sleeping Pack and whatever you like.

What to pay 80ml sleeping pack: about $17
but I found out later that you can buy the same one at the duty free store in the airport for $15. Anyway, you can have several trial gifts for the former.

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DoveDolphin
Dec 04, 2007

Myeongdong: Seoul Stylish!

Streetful of fabolous shops! From Giordano, Spice Alley, Basic House, Asics, and Might Mac. More and more shops, more and more brands. Make up from Skin Foods, The Face Shop, Missha, and Etude House. Korean make up are cheap and everytime you go in the shop they hand out free samples! Who doesn't love that!

There's cute lil cafe shops(tried to find one where they make heart pics with the cream on top of the coffee hehehe no luck!), pizza shops, and restaurants for teenagers to hang out. Very chaotic on Friday and weekends. But I totally love that whole atmosphere.

Everyone having fun and just enjoying themselves. I went mad in Myong Dong. 20 bags of cute trinkets, clothes, and all the shoes (20 pairs) I bought at the shoe stores in Myong Dong. They were like 10 bucks a pair.

What to buy They have anything and everything here!!

What to pay Can't bargain in Myong Dong. But the prices are pretty sweet!

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Myeongdong: Myeongdong Shopping

You can find all kinds of things here, although the prices may be more than they were during my time in Korea. Like the East Gate area, it's a great place to browse, watch the people, and simply hang out.

What to buy Here, you can find nearly anything.

What to pay After all these years, I couldn't say how expensive it is now.

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Tom_Fields
Nov 20, 2006

Myeongdong: you can't talk about shopping without mentioning:

If you can go to Myeongdong during off hours you'll probably enjoy it more- but if you want to see how many people can fit into small spaces head over on Sat afternoon! I enjoy shopping here you can get most of the Korean brands, all the sports brands, some expensive foreign brands and see lots of Japanese tourists too. Myeongdong Dept. store can provide accessories and cheap souvineers. Above the Kosney's there are a few good shops I like and the Young plaza as well. (don't forget the basement and the top floor!)

What to buy Clothes, Shoes, Jewelery, Home furnishings, Food, Korean pop stay memorabilia

What to pay cheap to expensive- look around

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itsCharlie
Aug 13, 2006

~Nice bags, shoes, accessories~

All the bags, shoes, accessories such as earrings in Korea are really beautiful. It's pretty hard to differentiate from their authentic or non-authentic bags. They have different grades for non-authentic bags and watches. Heard that those displayed that cost cheaper are usually the lower grades items. They usually keep the better ones and only show when requested.

Designs of earrings are really nice and price is reasonable. Worth buying!

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Evelyna_
Nov 08, 2005

Myeongdong: General Shopping

While shopping for bags, shoes, clothes, etc, do check out with a second store for prices. Sometimes, bargaining at one store is useless unless you know how much exactly this piece of item you want is worth in that area. E.g. I purchased a pouch at 6000 won after bargaining and thinking I got a deal, but at the end of the road, a store is selling the same piece at 4000 won before bargaining.

Tip from the guides: "The further you walk in, the cheaper the things"
Tested and proven. ^_^

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Evelyna_
Nov 08, 2005

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