The five "dong"s in Seoul worth visiting are all here

South Korea has three treasures: oppa, shopping, and good food. In addition to tall oppas and popular cuisine, what attracts people most in Korea is of course the shopping in various commercial districts! As a shopping paradise and trendsetter, Seoul has unparalleled price advantages and trendy styles. Faced with the crazy discount season of Christmas and so many fresh and beautiful Korean cosmetic products, have you already made a long "wish list" in your heart? Where should you go for shopping? Don't worry, I have prepared the ultimate Seoul shopping map for you. Take it and enjoy your trip to Seoul!

When it comes to shopping in Korea, besides Dongdaemun, the first place that comes to mind is definitely Myeong-dong. Myeong-dong is Seoul’s most representative and popular shopping street, loved by many Chinese tourists, and known as the gathering place of Korean fashion and trends. Here, there are not only many brand stores and luxury department stores, but also many trendy small stores, Korean design stores, jewelry stores, and brand cosmetics stores. Because there are a lot of Chinese tourists, there is no need to worry about language problems. If shopping also needs to be checked in, then Myeong-dong is definitely the must-stop shopping destination in Seoul!

Sinsadong Garosu-gil Road

If you want to enjoy beautiful scenery while shopping comfortably, you must come to Shinsadong. Shinsadong's tree-lined street can be said to be the most favored shopping destination for local Seoul residents. The road on both sides is filled with tall ginkgo trees, and walking on the road is a feast for the eyes. Here, there are some coffee shops represented by Coffee Smith, conceptual restaurants, as well as many fashion stores, jewelry stores, and creative furniture stores. Each store has its own characteristics and is very "petty bourgeoisie", and the building itself can be said to be a "beauty era", especially suitable for taking photos. In addition, there are many local trendy brands settled here, known as the "trendy road".

West River Roasted Pork Skins

"Friends and family might be a little unfamiliar, but if we say Seogyo-dong it's the same as Hongdae, then everyone will have a little chuckle. In the past, whenever friends came back from Korea and asked where to go shopping, the response was always the same: "Dongdaemun and Myeong-dong." But now, every time someone sees their friends wearing fashionable and cheap clothes from Korea, the response has changed to "Bought it in Hongdae." As one of the most beloved shopping destinations for young people, Hongdae is home to a variety of unique and fashionable fashion stores, jewelry shops, and beauty stores featuring young, talented local designers. You can find unique and trendy designs that you can't find in Dongdaemun or Myeong-dong. Every Saturday there's a market where you can find one-of-a-kind creative trinkets. Oh, and there are many coffee shops and izakaya near Hongdae, and sometimes performances that have a very artistic atmosphere. During the day, it's artistic and fresh, at night... you'll just have to come and see for yourself."

New Village canteen

In the song "Not Seoul" by Hacken Lee, there is a line "can we go back to Seochon?" Seochon (시촌) is the village mentioned in the song. In the second season of the popular Korean drama "Reply", which was hit by a fire, the story also revolves around a group of college students who live in Seochon. As a representative university street in Korea, Seochon has many prestigious universities, including Yonsei University and Ewha Womans University. It is only one or two stops away from Hongik University, so you can see many young students here. As a so-called "school street", many popular cafes, restaurants, bars, karaoke bars, and unique fashion and hair salons have opened here, making it a center of youth culture.

Yaoguting & qingtan cave

Those who love watching Korean dramas are certainly no strangers to Apgujeong and Cheongdam-dong. As everyone knows, the richest area in South Korea is in Gangnam, but where in Gangnam is the richest area? It's in Apgujeong and Cheongdam-dong! Even the popular Korean drama "Cheongdam-dong Alice" was set in Cheongdam-dong! As the well-known wealthy area in Gangnam, it gathers many international top luxury brands, department stores, and high-end Korean fashion design stores. In addition to this, there are also many second-hand boutiques, perfect for "treasure hunting". If you are a fan of luxury brands, don't miss out on this place! After all, it's the "most trendy gathering place in Seoul" and a spot where lots of celebrities gather!