Street food: Waffles on a stick, topped with syrup
It's easy to get lost within the shopping district,
but you'll know if you're headed outside the area based on the people or shops diminishing around
you – as well as the sight of traffic (cars can only make it onto a couple streets inside the
shopping district, and those are mainly used to park). If needing to exit quickly, walk in a
straight line until you reach the perimeter of the square, then walk around the perimeter until
you see a subway station. At most that should take about 10 minutes.
Prepare to fight your way through some crowds!! It's basically busy every night of the week after
people get off work (between 6 and 8pm here), and weekends are even crazier. It is estimated that
1,500,000 people visit this area every single day!
Most of the stores and restaurants close between 10 and 11pm, and while there isn't a club or bar
'scene' there are enough bars and ‘hofs’ around to serve you.
On the whole, Myeong-dong is a fun place to shop - and even more fun with a friend or a group.
Myeongdong Station, line 4. Tourist Information booths and staff can be found in the main area,
look out for people wearing red vests.