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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 5 days ago

Great place to enjoy street performance from young generation who's love on K-POP dacing. This place is one of the best shopping district in Seoul. Also In the night time you also can enjoy with many nightclub that located on this area.

Thank William_Indaclub
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Alot of shops there. Highly recommended for all to go. Prepare your cash. Shop till you drop there. Nice

Thank Mohamed Noh I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since there is a university located this is obviously a place for young crowd. Lot of discounted shops but with an intension of selling stuff which students require such as mobile covers, stationery, bags, purses, t shirts, tops, etc Many restaurants and bars also.

1  Thank aggarwalrka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is relatively cheaper compared to other touristy areas. The are rows of clothing shops to choose from. Once light falls, the area is crowded with street performers and you will find boy-bands, girl-bands, soloist, dancers etc taking up every space they can...More

1  Thank cath1110
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoy street performances very much. Personally Im not a fan of Kpop, but it was impossible for someone to not enjoy the street performances here. This is the most happening street that I've ever been to in Seoul and Jeju.

Thank Annatasia B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Sunday and it was really vibrant and lively. Lots of teenagers, a lot of restaurants, cafes, shopping as well. There is the hongdae hope Market and lots of stalls set up and you can shop till you drop. There is also theme...More

Thank Black_angel1512
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favorite places to visit, it is buzzing and vibrant with life. Go on weekend especially where young students and artists busk and perform on the streets. All the shops are here too, buy everything from fiery korean instant ramen to delectable cookies...More

Thank leiapok
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to hongik to check out the street performances, there were a lot of students dancing and singing. Not too bad except that the street was quite narrow so it’s hard to check out the performances when it is very crowded

Thank yiwenfrsingapore
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a lovely area to stroll along as there are many fashion shops and street food catering to the university students...

Thank caroltay2018
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Fun with a bunch of friends, lotsa food and beverage outlets catering to younger crowd. Even spa as Korean love their relaxing soak. Night time is preferred time to go

Thank SVRBlackBookAsia
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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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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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TanWidya
30 April 2018|
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Response from shinninaw | Reviewed this property |
I guess they well, its a very popular n famous shopping area n koreans work hard so dont worry
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