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. Hongik University Street is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Seoul Edition.
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  • You can not fail to know this neighborhood. Hell the amount of students and young people circulating. They do karaoke in the street, singing and must eat in restaurants and the street spectrum.
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  • reasonably easy to get to via railway, near central Seoul. Lots of neon, younger generation out at night. Plenty of food options. Felt very safe. Lots of 'retail therapy' available ranging from street...  more »
  • A place where young people ( Students, young couples, tourists) loves to hang out. Lots of shops selling fashion items and many eateries. Street performances attract screaming young fans and curious t...  more »

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