A trip to the Republic of Korea (South Korea as it is known as, and not to be confused with the nation of North Korea) is never complete without visiting Myeongdong, which is considered to be one of the busiest locales in the country. There is ample evidence to show the fast pace at which this nation has been growing over the past few decades, and according to statistics, more than one million people visit this region on a frequent basis.

For any traveler visiting this part of the world, this would be a great place to observe the hustle, bustle, and flow of this spectacular cosmopolitan city, and it has also been the setting of many political, socio economic changes that took place in this nation’s history.

With thousands of shops and restaurants in the vicinity it is a great place to hang out and explore the diverse cuisines and shopping options. Due to the massive popularity this shopping region has gained over the recent past, many other areas in the country have also tried to create similar regions across the land.

Shinsegae and Lotte are two large department stores that are located here and there are many shops that sell clothing, fashion items, accessories, bags, shoes, cosmetics and more. Amidst all these are also snack shops and restaurants vying to attract the shoppers. The atmosphere is thick with a multitude of languages spoken, diverse people from all over the world and it is indeed an experience that is quite similar to any other big city in the world, yet so distinctly Korean too. It is also a great location at which one can stop for a coffee or a meal and watch the world pass by as the setting is really interesting and lively.

For those who visit South Korea on extended business and or on lengthy family holidays with young ones, one of the best options would be to stay at a Seoul Apartment, which will provide all the comforts of home. The Somerset Palace Seoul promises to offer guests the ideal serviced apartment Seoul which is sure to be a home away from home for any traveler whether one visits this Southeast Asian land on business, travel or pleasure.


Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and hopes to visit them all someday.