Whether you want to get your hands on what the world talks about or sample authentic fare as you move from one shopping precinct to the other, Myeongdong is the place to be at.

Myeongdong Shopping Street

The well-celebrated and received Myeongdong Shopping Street is where fans and patrons of retail therapy commune in their numbers to mix, mingle and shop till they drop. With shining neon lights acting as your constant companion throughout the day, one may pick and choose from renowned brands in the likes of H&M and Zara before pouring over Korean beauty care products that will certainly make you pause and take notice.

Fancy footwear anyone?

From men, women and children, Myeongdong offers an array of stores such as Converse, JD Sports and ABC Mart where your favourite shoes and slippers can be picked out.


Handbag stores are aplenty in this section of the South Korean capital with local as well as international brands endeavouring to draw your attention. Also, if you’re searching for various odds and ends such as hair clips, necklaces and earrings, then you need not venture beyond Myeongdong.

Namdaemun Street Market

Located a mere 400 meters from properties like Travelodge Myeongdong Euljiro which is a great Myeongdong hotel Seoul has to offer, the Namdaemun Street Market ought to be penned down in your itinerary should you yearn for a fine balance of shopping and food under one roof. Covering more than 66,000 square meters, the Market affords ample opportunity to comb through a maze of bustling stalls and stores from where fresh flowers, jewellery, carpets and even hiking gear can be purchased. Once done, be sure to check out its street food scene which serves a wide selection of spicy rice cakes and Korean dumplings.