If you’re doing research for your trip to Seoul, one of the most highly recommended places in Seoul is Hongdae. And for good reason. Hongdae is one of the most popular places in Seoul, and there are tons of things to do. See what it’s like in this video!
Hongdae is one of the most popular places to hang out with friends in Seoul. And there’s definitely things to do during the day, but Hongdae just seems to be much more lively at night. And that’s because…
There are a lot of bars in Hongdae. Too many bars. There’s Korean style bars, Western style bars, hooka bars, live music bars, wine bars, makkelloi bars. There’s literally tons of places people go to loosen up a bit.
Hongdae Children’s Park is one of the most famous attractions in Seoul, and that’s because it’s super lively with tons of people just looking to have a good time. While there this time around, there was the famous Hongdae Silent Disco, tons of street performers, and people just hanging out and having a good time!
Of course if you’re not into being too crazy, you can always just chill out at some of Hongdae’s famous cafes. Hongdae is known for it’s cafes and it even has several streets dedicated to the art of espresso! If you want something more interesting, you can always check out some of the quirky theme cafes that are located in Hongdae as well.
If there’s going to be a lot of people, there’s going to be a lot of eating. Hongdae definitely has a lot of variety, but some of the more popular foods are the street foods (like tteokbokki), Korean barbeque restaurants, and a lot of Japanese and Western food as well.
In addition to eating, there’s also a lot of shopping. And since Hongdae is a college town, there are two benefits: the clothes are relatively inexpensive and shops are open late at night. Also, since Hongik University (the university the area is based around) is an art university, the people there are on the edgiest fashionistas. It’s one of our most highly recommended places to go shopping in Seoul
And of course there’s clubbing. The Hongdae area is known for it’s partying lifestyle, and it’s definitely a lot of fun if you like that kind of stuff. Hongdae has the highest concentration of clubs in a single area for any part of Korea. And that means there’s a lot of club hopping. If you like clubs, you should come here.
The loud kids always get the attention in school, but sometimes the quiet kids are easier to get along with. And even though Hongdae can be very loud and busy, there are many side streets and alleys to explore that are quieter and calmer. So there’s definitely something for everyone here
Have you ever been to Hongdae? What do you like about it?
If not, what do you want to see the most here? Leave a comment!
Keith Kim is a Korean-American living in Seoul, Korea. He likes espresso shots, photography art and he loves his Playstation 3. He started seoulistic.com as a hobby site, and is now in the process of turning it into a full-time business. Wish him luck! Check out his blog for an uncensored view on entrepreneurship, dating and life in Korea. Personal Blog: gyopokeith.com Facebook: facebook.com/gyopokeithkim Twitter: @gyopokeith Youtube: "Gyopokeith e-mail me anytime at: gyopokeith [at] gmail.com