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This is the nexus of Seoul’s youth and indie culture. Funky boutiques, avant-garde galleries, and great nightclubs are this neighborhood’s mainstay. Come here for a fascinating look at the other side of traditionally conservative Korean culture.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Seogyo-dong, Seoul, South Korea
Hongdae
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The street is full of fun and performances by budding K-pop interns if you pay a visit during weekends. The exit 9 of the metro station was well packed with people when we went there on a Saturday. Apart from the the shops snd cafes,...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This area has many shops, restaurants and stalls around. Prices are relatively cheaper than in Myeongdong. At night, there is a part of the street where the youth perform for free. They dance, sing, play instruments. It was very entertaining and the whole place was...More

Thank SummerDaysPh
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I dropped by on a Saturday night and the streets were bustling with wannabe artistes performing side by side with each other. Most of them weren’t good though, haha! But the crowd and music added to the vibrance and bustle of the area. Lots of...More

Thank Aster Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Aside from the young and hip retail stores, the sidewalks comes to live during the weekend (I was there in the early evening) with group performances by young girls and guys... singing, dancing and it was all done at pretty high standards too! Imagine K-pop...More

Thank CarolTham
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are young or if you want to know how younger Koreans enjoy their life, visit Hongdae. Hongdae refers to a whole area which includes Hongik university. By the way, it is on metro line 2. I have lived nearby for 8 years, and...More

Thank HAYOUNG Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hongik University Street has the vibes for youth. It gives us the impression to be in our youthful days. Very recommended street to stroll. :)

Thank enjhelo13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A pretty and beautiful place to stroll around. Many unique cafes along the street. A good dating place to go

Thank BennyO167
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hongik or known as Hongdae is a very happening place in the evening where wannabe korean artists will have performance on the streets everywhere. There are plenty of restaurants to chose from as well. But shopping is more expensive here vs Ewha University. So if...More

Thank aska215
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

local tourist info desk...401 korean restaurant is great food....just city tour bus...on and off.... fun neighborhood..better than dongaonman...etc...

Thank D M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This street full of chicken and korean bbq with beer. Good place for dinner. In fact i have been staying here for 8 days and having 3 day dinner here trying different type of food. After dinner, having a short walk and enjoying the street...More

Thank waihong
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Carefree enthusiasm is everywhere in this energetic
neighborhood centered on Hongik University, Korea’s
top art school. From its assortment of murals to the
occasional amateur street performances, creativity and
expression make up the wild and beating heart of
vibrant Hongdae. At the Free and Hope Market (weekends
at the Hongdae Children’s Playground) you'll find one
of Seoul’s most popular handmade and creative markets
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Excursion430328
13 October 2018|
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Response from aggarwalrka | Reviewed this property |
Just take sub way and explore. No need of booking
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EvelynH1257
20 August 2018|
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Response from Camille S | Reviewed this property |
On Fridays mostly. I did not see on Sunday nor Monday.
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Vanessa W
5 August 2018|
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Response from Ryan C | Reviewed this property |
It is a walking street lined with food stalls and shops close to the famous Hongik University so to answer your question yes it is opened all year round.
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