Hongik University Street, Seoul

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Indulge in some of the capital's trendiest nightlife at Hongik University Street, a student-oriented neighborhood known for its live music and arts scene. Delve into this area around one the nation's finest art-oriented universities and you'll find an array of lively cafes, shops, and galleries frequented by locals. Kick back in front of the main stage to catch a performance from a variety of bands that call the neighborhood home, enjoy some colorful street murals, or pick up a handicraft as a souvenir from a street-side stall. For some after-hours entertainment, head to a nightclub or bar to view everything from underground rock bands to big-name artists. Add Hongik University Street and other attractions to your Seoul trip itinerary using our Seoul vacation builder.
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  • August 18, 2017
    A wonderful, almost completely pedestrian street. Our vans and special equipment, if necessary, travel along this street-Boulevard, commits a bizarre maneuvers!
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  • August 18, 2017
    alight at Hongik University Station. its very convenient. it is quite similar to the myeongdong street, to me at least. heaven for the ladies definitely!!  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    We had an enjoyable morning taking in the sights and vibrancy of the area. You get free wifi even in the streets, so I was able to send real-time photos to my colleagues in Singapore.  more »

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