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“Too Crowded”

Hongik University Street
Ranked #14 of 745 things to do in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This is the nexus of Seoul’s youth and indie culture. Funky boutiques, avant-garde galleries, and great nightclubs are this neighborhood’s mainstay. Come here for a fascinating look at the other side of traditionally conservative Korean culture.
Curitiba, PR
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Too Crowded”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

I love Korea for many things, but crowds is NOT one of them. Fortunately, the birthrate here is one of the lowest in the world, so in another 50 years or so, it may be possible to breathe.

Visited August 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Awesome young crowd, Street food & Shopping Paradise!”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Since its near Hongik Uni, needless to say its filled with students, but also young trendy crowd, so its a really good place to get your eyes filled with Korean eye candies^^ Lots of street food on both sides of the streets, cheap and yummy. Clothes shop are everywhere, as low as 10000KRW per piece, if you dont mind squeezing a little. You can have a very local experience here! A Must to visit!

Visited May 2014
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Hong Kong
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“relax”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

nice street for shopping but i just go there for finding relaxing place.
The graffiti street near by is very nice too

Visited August 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Happening place for youngsters”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

you will find a lots of shops ranging from clothing, sunglasses, food, skincare, and restaurants are in Hongdae. beware that they start their day quite late as they open until early morning everyday. Hongdae area is where you go after 12 pm for some coffeehopping, a bit of shopping, chicken & beer, korean bbq and clubbing.

Visited May 2014
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Jakarta
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“Nice street”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Not really special. It is a teenager pediastrian street. Many young couple especially student are around the street

Visited July 2014
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