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MyeongdongSeoul

This luxury shopping district at the heart of central Seoul is the place to come for quality brand products and simply great food.

Myeongdong is Seoul’s most international shopping district, with global brands aimed squarely at those with Western tastes. The malls are big, busy and often staffed by English-speakers, making the central Myeongdong district the most accessible shopping experience for many tourists.

Myeongdong is the place to go if you’re tired of cheap knock-offs and imitations and are looking for the real deal. Divided into five different areas, Myeongdong Street is the main artery that cuts through the district, and is lined with international brands and big shopping centres. Two streets branch off from Myeongdong in opposite directions, both home to mid-range brands like Guess and Club Monaco.

Central Street is situated to the north and is where you can grab something to eat at international fast-food outlets, or pay a visit to the large National Souvenir Centre shopping centre. If fast food is not your thing, then explore the area’s many good Korean restaurants and cafés – make sure you try donkas, delicious deep-fried pork cutlets.

Just east of Myeongdong Street is the unusual Gothic-style Myeongdong Cathedral, the first brick-built cathedral in the city.

For something a little different, head to China Street, where you’ll find a cluster of Chinese shops and stalls. With its independent stores and cheap clothing, the area has a more eclectic and retro atmosphere compared to the global feel of the main strip. The area also has some great and authentic Chinese restaurants.

Most shops are open from mid-morning to late evening. To start at the southern end of the district, get off at Myeongdong subway station on Line 4. Alternatively you can begin at the north, and take the subway to Euljiro 1-ga.


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LOTTE City Hotel Myeongdong
LOTTE City Hotel Myeongdong
4 out of 5
362, Samil-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul
The price is NZ$85 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.

Located in Myeongdong, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Seoul City Hall, Namdaemun Market and Gwanghwamun. Gyeongbok Palace is 1.3 mi (2 km) away. Euljilo ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,412 reviews)

"Good Location in the center of Seoul, Clean and Fancy, and Great Price"…"

Reviewed on 1 Oct. 2020

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Lotte Hotel Seoul
Lotte Hotel Seoul
5 out of 5
30, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$282 per night from 25 Nov. to 26 Nov.

This family-friendly Seoul hotel is located in the business district, within a 5-minute walk of Seoul City Hall and Lotte Department Store. Myeongdong Street ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,117 reviews)

"The hotel is right in the downtown area and subway stations are also within the hotel complex or within walking distance if located outside. It's very convenient to get to different tourist spots and it's actually easier and of the same costs to take a taxi to get to those places. I stayed in an ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Aug. 2020

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Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Seoul Myeongdong
Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Seoul Myeongdong
3.5 out of 5
27 Myeong-dong 8-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is NZ$114 per night from 30 Nov. to 1 Dec.

Located in Myeongdong, this hotel is steps away from Myeongdong Theater and Myeongdong Street. Namdaemun Market and Seoul City Hall are also within 15 minutes. ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (2,759 reviews)

"Everything is sweet, room size, room upgrade, staff"…"

Reviewed on 17 Oct. 2020

Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Seoul Myeongdong
ibis Styles Ambassador Seoul Myeongdong
ibis Styles Ambassador Seoul Myeongdong
4 out of 5
302, Samil-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is NZ$71 per night from 4 Dec. to 5 Dec.

Located in Myeongdong, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Namsan Park, Myeongdong Street and Korea House. Cheonggyecheon and Lotte Department Store are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (926 reviews)

"The sauna and onsen is nice and free of charge Not much people using But the most complicated is need to swap key before entering every day. I don’t understand what they need to do so in this way."…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb. 2020

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L7 Myeongdong by LOTTE
L7 Myeongdong by LOTTE
4 out of 5
137 Toegye-ro Jung-gu, Seoul
The price is NZ$135 per night from 3 Dec. to 4 Dec.

Located in Myeongdong, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Myeongdong Theater, Myeongdong Street and Namsan Park. Namdaemun Market and Seoul City Hall are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,677 reviews)

"Property is modern, beds are excellent, and everything is clean. Staff are friendly. Gym is tiny however"…"

Reviewed on 3 Nov. 2020

L7 Myeongdong by LOTTE
Sejong Hotel
Sejong Hotel
4.5 out of 5
145, Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is NZ$118 per night from 25 Nov. to 26 Nov.

Located in Myeongdong, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Namsan Park, N Seoul Tower and Dongdaemun History and Culture Park. Gyeongbok Palace and War ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,143 reviews)
Great Location Hotel

"Other than alot of dust Hotel is excellent"…"

Reviewed on 8 Jan. 2020

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