Myeongdong Shopping Street, Seoul

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Search for treasures on Myeongdong Shopping Street, a major commercial and shopping district in Seoul. Featuring local and international brands, as well as high fashion houses and department stores, the area is popular among young, trendsetting locals and travelers. You can also find many Japanese, Western, and Korean restaurants in the neighborhood-- look out for local specialties like donkas (pork cutlets) and kalguksu (thick noodles) on the menus. While you're in the area, visit the Myeongdong Cathedral, a Gothic Revival Catholic church of immense proportions. Plan to visit Myeongdong Shopping Street during your Seoul vacation using our convenient Seoul online travel planner .
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  • October 6, 2017
    Loads of places to shop and loads of places to eat. However, travellers be forewarn of shop salesperson who try to persistently put you face mask samples to you to enter their shops. And when you refu...  more »
  • October 6, 2017
    Place to buy make up (woman things), many cafes and also restaurant. For muslims you can easily found halal food. In the night there's a lot of korean street food stall.  more »
  • October 6, 2017
    While I'm not into the shopping here, I do enjoy the street food vendors stationed at numerous locations throughout the area. You can find some great treats on sticks.  more »

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