Myeongdong

Seoul
Myeongdong featuring shopping, street scenes and a city

This central Seoul shopping district is the place to buy quality brand products and stop for a bite to eat. 

Myeongdong is one ofSeoul’s most accessible shopping districts for tourists. It’s located in theheart of the city and caters to Western tastes, with big-name brands andEnglish-speaking staff. Big malls also stock local labels, but don’t come toMyeongdong looking for traditional Korean culture.

The Myeongdong district isdivided into five distinct areas. The main area of retail outlets is onMyeongdong Street. Sizable shopping malls such as Migliore and U-too Zonemingle with shops stocking well-known brands. Prices aren’t cheap, but you areguaranteed genuine products rather than imitations.

Two side alleys branch offto the east and west halfway up Myeongdong Street. These sell mid-range brandssuch as Club Monaco and Guess.

Continue east to MyeongdongCathedral, a rare example of Gothic-style architecture and the first cathedralin Seoul to be built from brick. The north section of Myeongdong is taken up byCentral Street, home to the National Souvenir Center (another big shoppingmall) and a cluster of fast-food restaurants.

China Street is a smallenclave of Chinese stores, stalls and restaurants. It’s located just behind theformer Chinese Embassy. The street has a retro feel and is popular withSeoulites looking for something out of the ordinary. They also come here toenjoy spicy Shandong dishes. If you prefer to eat Korean, consider dining atone of Myeongdong’s many local restaurants and eateries. Try kalguksu (“knifenoodles”) or donkas (deep-fried pork cutlets).

Myeongdong has its ownsubway station on Line 4. This will get you to the south end of the district.To start from the north, go to Euljiro 1-ga. Stores tend to open mid-morning tolate evening.


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Hotel President
Hotel President
4 out of 5
16 Eulgi-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is £38 per night from 21 Nov to 21 Nov
Located in Myeongdong, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Seoul City Hall and Lotte Department Store. Cheonggyecheon and Myeongdong Street are also within ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (954 reviews)
Great Hotel!
"Great location and price. Breakfast was excellent."

Reviewed on 6 Jul 2021

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Lotte Hotel Seoul
Lotte Hotel Seoul
5 out of 5
30, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is £141 per night from 22 Nov to 22 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 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,747 reviews)
"I liked the special deal regarding a free cake and bottle of wine, free access to the mini bar and included breakfast for two. I used this deal for my birthday celebration. This hotel left quite an impact on me and my mother. Originally, we were only scheduled to stay 1 night. However, we ended up ..."

Reviewed on 7 Oct 2021

Lotte Hotel Seoul
LOTTE City Hotel Myeongdong
LOTTE City Hotel Myeongdong
4 out of 5
362, Samil-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul
The price is £44 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
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 ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (2,168 reviews)
"Easy to check in, very clean and quiet"

Reviewed on 20 Aug 2021

LOTTE City Hotel Myeongdong
Royal Hotel Seoul
Royal Hotel Seoul
4.5 out of 5
61, Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
The price is £54 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
Located in Myeongdong, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Namsan Park, Dongdaemun History and Culture Park and Gyeongbok Palace. N Seoul Tower and War ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,099 reviews)
"부모님과 여행겸 호캉스했는데 다들 너무 친절하시고, 청결하고 위치도 너무 좋았어요."

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2021

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Koreana Hotel
Koreana Hotel
4 out of 5
135, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is £44 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
Located in Myeongdong, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Cheonggyecheon and Seoul City Hall. U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Korea and Deoksugung Palace are ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,191 reviews)
"For the price, this is excellent place to stay. Everything is well organized and room is much bigger than other hotels near by. 5 stars."

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2021

Koreana Hotel
L7 Myeongdong by LOTTE
L7 Myeongdong by LOTTE
4 out of 5
137 Toegye-ro Jung-gu, Seoul
The price is £52 per night from 14 Nov to 14 Nov
Located in Myeongdong, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Myeongdong Street, Namsan Park and Lotte Department Store. Namsan Cable Car and Korea House are ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,968 reviews)
"The View was fantastic. Upgrade for the room and visit the roof. The fitness room isn’t worth the time. It’s tiny."

Reviewed on 3 Jun 2021

L7 Myeongdong by LOTTE
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