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Myeongdong – Ultimate Guide To The Shopaholics Paradise


Modified: August 30, 2021

by Momchil Koychev


The capital of South Korea, Seoul, is one of Asia’s best travel destinations. The city has many things to offer, including restaurants, history, nightlife, culture, and much more.


Stay until the end of this article to find out why Seoul and its most attractive district Myeongdong, is worth visiting.


Why You Should Take A Trip To Seoul?

First of all, Seoul stands out with a colourful history. Because of being the capital of South Korea, there are so many things to do in Seoul. You will be able to find a lot of eye-catching sites and attractions that show the rich history of the city. Take Gyeongbokgung Palace, for instance. The Kings of the Joseon dynasty used the palace as their rule centre.


Other things to consider when landing in Seoul are the jam-packed museums. They offer incredible artefacts and memorials that will take your breath for a while.


The next thing in this article is the biggest attraction you can visit in Seoul.




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Myeongdong is a leading shopping and attractive centre in Seoul. It transformed incredibly fast into a fashion and trendy town due to the economic and financial progress in Korea. The name Myeongdong in Korean means “bright light” or “bright tunnel.” In the three following years from 2011 to 2013, Myeongdong was listed as the ninth most expensive shopping and entertaining centre in the world.


Myeondong is also the perfect place for nightlife activities and ventures. It has a multitude of nightlife venues that will keep you entertained throughout the whole night.


There are a lot of sites and attraction you can explore in Myeongdong. The bustling streets of this large shopping centre, for sure, will take your breath. 


Here are some top-notch things you can do when you find yourself in a place like Myeongdong.


The Ultra-Modern, Fashion Conscious, Myeong Dong!

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As stated earlier, Myeongdong is the largest shopping centre in Seoul. Thus, the most recent and ultra-modern clothes come here first. You can find all kinds of outfits.


Different clothing styles are available from many shops lined here. Those styles are minimalistic, trendy, peppy, and even the weird streetwear style can be found here.


Brand names that permeate the streets of fashion are H&M, Zara, America Apparel, and Forever 21. A lot of eye-catching stores can be noticed with attractive mannequins and bright decorations.


A tip that we recommend is to be careful when shopping in those Korean stores. That’s because the staff doesn’t speak English, and even if they do, it would be at a newbie level. That’s why they mainly use calculators to convey the price. So firstly, make sure you are familiar with the native currency to avoid being scammed.


But rest assured, fake clothes aren’t available and the commodity is first class.


Delicious Street Food In Myeondong

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While visiting Myeondong, one of the things that should be at the top of your “things to do” list is the local food.


Feel hungry and have no idea what your meal should be? Here is a list of some of the most popular foods that are available on the over-crowded Myeondong streets. Dakgangjung (sweet and sour chicken), Myeongdong hot dog, sundae (sausage), and many more can be found in the local stalls.


Ice creams, when visiting Myeongdong in the summer, can make your stay at the streets worthwhile.


The price of food from a street stall varies from 3000 ($3) KRW to 5000 ($5) KRW each.


Get Your Hands On The Best Cosmetic Shops 


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One thing that makes Koreans stand out is their skincare. No one can deny that their skin is preserved gently and naturally. Thus they look shiny, young, and beautiful.


This is the main reason why cosmetic shops are 24/7 packed with people looking to buy skincare products. Here is a list of Korea’s most popular cosmetic brands: The Faceshop, Innisfree, Missha, Nature, and Tony Moly. Of course, many more are available, but these are the Korean market dominators.


A personal tip would be to carry a large bag when you enter those cosmetic shops. Believe it or not, you will find yourself buying a variety of different cosmetic products that a regular bag will not be able to handle.


Quench Your Thirst With The Best Drinks In Myeongdong

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Small zipped drinks with different tastes as lemon, orange, apple are best when you are feeling thirsty. This is a great way to balance the palette after you’ve tasted some of the flavorful foods.


As we spoke earlier, become familiar with the Korean currency by doing exchanges. Load yourself with a small amount of Korean money. Therefore, you will be able to buy any food or drink that may appear on your hindsight.


Another tip: Be extra careful with your money while rushing to the street food centres by keeping your money in a nice wallet.


Dance To The Tunes Of The Street Music

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Young singers and bands often gather on the Myeongdong streets to entertain the near passengers.


You need only 10-15 minutes listening to Korean songs, and you will fall in love with their music and dance performances.


Thinking of yourself as an art person, who loves music from the bottom of your heart? Then there are times in a year when the street is the perfect site for holding unique festivals with music, dance, performance.


A Silent Moment In Myeongdong Cathedral

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For those who have already gone through all the eye-catching sites and Myeongdong shopping, there is a place that is a must-visit before ending your trip. And that place is the Myeongdong Cathedral.


Just head to the end of the Myeongdong streets, and you will find yourself in front of one of the oldest catholic churches in South Korea.


People used the Cathedral for political and protest demonstrations in the 1980s and 1990s.


Coming here, you will not only find a peaceful spot where you can rest alone with your thoughts. You can likewise learn a lot about Korean history.


I hope this article helped you to get a clear understanding of Seoul’s largest shopping centre. Leave a comment below if you have visited Myeongdong in the past and state your best memories.