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Have A Joyful Shopping Craze in Myeong-dong
If you have been dying to learn secrets of Korean popstars' pearlescent flawless skin, you'll get the answer here. Numerous shops in Myeong-dong sell renowned makeup and skin care brands that is oftenly used by many Korean stars. In fact, all famous makeup brands will always open their branch store here in Myeong-dong. You'll stumble upon brands such as Etude House, Nature Republic, The Body Shop, TONYMOLLY, and more. You can also shop for some fashionable clothings, shoes, accessories and even bags in boutiques lining along Myeong-dong Street. Top clothing brands are featured here, so you won't find any difficulties to find brands you love such as Teenie Weenie, MIxxo, 8Seconds, Uniqlo, and Giordano. It's not all about luxury shopping though as you can find more affordable fashion brands with high-quality fashion products, such as Zara.
Exciting shopping activities will always lead to empty stomach. Fortunately Myeong-dong also boast restaurants and cafes serving delicious and satisfying local and international dishes. For you who would rather have light snacks to enjoy while immersing yourself with upbeat vibes of the city, Myeong-dong's street snacks are your way to go. Go ahead and try the iconic Twist Potatoes snack (you might have tried this one in your home country, but believe us, it will taste even more delicious and authentic when you try it in South Korea), Roasted Lobster with Cheese, towering soft ice cream, and many more! You can also buy some delicious fruits if you prefer healthier snack.
While shopping is the main attraction in Myeong-dong, it's actually not the only one. There are several Seoul's key attractions located near the shopping district. Myeong-dong Cathedral is a historical landmark located just a mile away from the shopping district. Cat lovers will have a great time cuddling with their new Korean feline friends by visiting Cat Cafe Goyangi Noriteo. NANTA Comedy Theater is a perfect place to laugh your heart out after a long tiring shopping day. Don't forget to catch on some entertaining concerts and theatrical shows at Myeong-dong Theatre.
How to Get Tickets?
Myeong-dong is a public shopping district, so admission tickets is not applied. Just be sure to bring enough cash (with some planning) to enjoy shopping in the area.
How To Get Around?
To hop from one shop to another in Myeong-dong can only be accessed by walking. Better prepare your stamina and wear the most comfortable walking shoes.
What Should I Wear?
Myeong-dong don't have any dressing codes, so you are free to wear anything that feels comfortable to you. It might be better to wear light-weight clothes that makes moving around much easier since there will be hundreds of people in the district. Don't forget to wear comfortable walking shoes.
Best Time to Visit
Myeong-dong will always be packed with people, but the best time to visit Myeong-dong is in the afternoon or evening when almost all shops and food stalls are open. Plus, the weather will be much cooler and much more comfortable to explore the area.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, Myeong-dong is pretty much self-explored shopping attraction. You don't need a guide as you can find most key informations in this website.
How To Get There?
Myeong-dong is pretty much accessible by any public transportations. You can take Seoul Subway Line 2 and alight at-Euljiro 1(il)-ga Station and take Exits 6,5, and 7. You can also take Seoul Subway Line 4 to Myeong-dong Station and take Exits number 5, 6, 7, and 8.