Hongdae is a neighborhood known for its youthful and romantic ambience, underground culture, and freedom of self-expression. Unique cafes, cozy galleries, accessory stores, fashion shops, live cafés and clubs, art markets, and gourmet eateries make this a popular hang-out for local youth and a fascinating place to walk around. These unique places plus the cultural events, street performances, and festivals held here make Hongdae an area that is always packed with people and excitement. Special streets such as ateliers’ street (lined with private institutions for art students preparing for university entrance exams), Picasso’s Street, and Club Street are also must-go places if you’re hoping to fully experience the Hongdae area.
Renting a Hanbok in Seoul
Are you ready to get immersed into the Korean culture and wear a Hanbok? There are many things to do in Seoul but my favorite activity by far was wearing a Hanbok around the city. After seeing tens of locals wearing these princess-like dresses, I have decided to try it too!
It’s fun, it’s comfortable, it’s fancy and great for a photo shoot! If you want to rent a Hanbok in Seoul and wear it around the city, you are in the right place. In this guide you will find out everything you need to know about this stylish traditional Korean dress. Are you ready for the Seoul Hanbok experience?
Hongdae street performers
One of the best things to do in Hongdae at night is seeing the street performers. Take a stroll on Eoulmadag-ro Street in the evening or at night and enjoy the countless street performances. From dancing to live singing, there is something for everyone.
You’ll see people gathering around the performers and enjoying the show. I loved the K-pop dance routines and it was amazing to see the locals singing the lyrics of the songs! The dance routines were so captivating and well thought out that I was completely mesmerized by them. The atmosphere was incredible!
Try the street food
If you’re wondering what to eat in Hongdae, you’ll find the answer here. Apart from the many local and international restaurants in Hongdae, I would recommend trying the street food. It’s cheaper and more exciting!
You should try the fried squid, the cheese chicken, Tteokbokki or Soondae. When passing by the street food stalls you most probably won’t know what kind of food you’re seeing but my advice is to try a bit of everything
Hongdae is the perfect place for shopping! Apart from international brands such as H&M and Bershka, there are many local shops where you can look for souvenirs, accessories and clothes. Fashion in Korea is a big thing.
In Hongdae you will find artsy, unique clothing at affordable prices. Also, I would definitely choose this area to buy Korean souvenirs too. There are many handicrafts shops which are great for buying some authentic items for the loved ones back home.
Namsan Seoul Tower
One of Seoul’s landmarks, the N Seoul Tour is a must see tourist attraction. If you are looking for the best free lookout point in Seoul, this is the one! Be ready to be mesmerized by the tall, office buildings, parks and hills seen from above.
In this guide you will find out everything about how to get to Namsan Seoul Tower. There are many transport options but I am going to walk you through each of them.