Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Travel Tips: Myeongdong, shopping district in Seoul


Myeongdong is one of the most popular shopping district in Seoul, South Korea. It features from mid to high priced of local and international brands for young people and tourists who are fancy for up-to-date fashion. You can find all kinds of things such as fashionable clothing, accessories, handbags, shoes, skincare products and various international food offered over 300,000 square meters of perimeter in Myeongdong. The prices are fixed in the retail outlets but you still can bargain at the stalls along the streets if you intend to buy a lot. Myeongdong opens the whole day but it becomes very crowded with people at night.

The cosmetic and skincare outlets are very competitive in Myeongdong. They are situated nearby to each other thus, in order to draw customers, the pretty sales girls will stand outside the outlets and invite you to visit their stores by giving you some free door gifts. The Korean cosmetic and skincare products are cheaper a lot than the international brands. If you are a supporter to the Korean cosmetic and skincare products, be prepared to bring extra luggage.

To get to Myeongdong, you can take subway line 2 to Euljiro 1(i)-ga station and exit at  5/6 or subway line 4 to Myeong-dong station and exit between 5-10.




On the way to Myeongdong, Seoul South Korea
On the way to Myeongdong




High rise buildings nearby Myeongdong, Seoul South Korea
You can see many high rise office buildings and apartments/condominiums in Seoul




Fashion and Skincare outlets at Myeongdong, Seoul South Korea
Welcome to Myeongdong




Crowded people at Myeongdong, Seoul South Korea
Myeongdong is getting crowded with people by late afternoon




Crowded with people at Myeongdong, Seoul South Korea
Myeongdong covers about 3-4 rows of streets with many kinds of things to offer.




Fashion outlets at Myeongdong, Seoul South Korea
At the main street of Myeongdong with international brand outlets




Hello Kitty Donut at Dunkin' Donuts, Myeongdong, Seoul South Korea
Special Hello Kitty donut can be found at Dunkin' Donuts




Picture taken at 3rd floor of Dunkin' Donuts, Myeongdong, Seoul South Korea
Took this picture at the 3rd floor of Dunkin' Donuts at Myeongdong




Giant Shoe Stool at Myeongdong, Seoul South Korea
Giant Sneaker Stool at Myeongdong




Lotte Shopping Mall at Myeongdong,  Seoul South Korea
Lotte is a very huge Korean company which ventures into shopping malls, hotels and amusement park (Lotte World)




Check out Giant Cup at Homestead Coffee, Myeongdong, Seoul South Korea
Spotted a giant coffee cup on the 2nd floor of Homestead Coffee outlet. It must be designed for seating.




Food Valley at Myeongdong, Seoul South Korea
Food Valley at Myeongdong which looks similar to food valley at Shibuya, Tokyo




Cosmetic and fashion outlets at Myeongdong, Seoul South Korea
Many Korean cosmetics and skincare retail outlets are located along this popular street




Promoting Cat Cafe at Myeongdong, Seoul South Korea
Promoting Cat Cafe at Myeongdong. You can bring your pet or play with other cats at this cafe.




Promoting Dog Cafe at Myeongdong, Seoul South Korea
Promoting Dog Cafe at Myeongdong. You can bring your pet or play with other dogs at the cafe




Welcome to Taiwan billboard by Fahrenheit at Seoul subway station in South Korea
Spotted Taiwan Tourism Billboard with the popular Taiwanese band, Fahrenheit at Myeongdong subway station




Replica Trevi Fountain Rome  at Jamsil station, Seoul South Korea
A replica of Trevi Fountain Rome at Jamsil station

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