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Sinchon, Seoul

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#8 of 13 in Neighborhoods in Seoul
Widely known for its vibrant nightlife, Sinchon is packed with trendy stores, art markets, cozy cafes, karaoke bars, and gourmet restaurants. A popular hangout for young residents, the neighborhood is also known for its three major universities. Main sights within the district include a 1920s train station, a huge department store, and a historic university campus. On the weekends, you can catch an open-air concert and visit a free market where local artists sell handmade crafts. Add Sinchon and other attractions to your Seoul trip itinerary using our Seoul road trip planning tool .
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  • A lot of the Red Fort or constant area pushed, though still young a lot of college students looking for answers. Light shopping or looking for a cheap restaurant where the bar was just the
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  • The streets of the new village are so wide open that they are more comfortable than the big and pear lines. The new village on 6th is very hot, and there will be some people on the sidewalk who are improvising and performing the painting, and some are dancing. The University of the world is in the new village, visitors can participate at the same time, spring and autumn are the most suitable season for the extension of the university, and each of these two seasons, the Cherry and maple trees in the school park will be opened, is a first-class scene.
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  • Lots of people, restaurants, bars, pubs, there are 4 universities around so Sinchon is always packed with young cheerful crowd. the proximity of Hongdae makes it a perfect spot for meeting friends, cl...  more »

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