Guide to Myeongdong Shopping Street

(incl. Map, Korean Brand Stores, Malls, Street Food, Myeongdong Station, Lockers & more...)

서울특별시 중구 명동길 (명동1가) | Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul

Opening hours vary according to stores. Generally from 11:00 to 22:00.

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  • Myeongdong Station (line 4, exit 5/6/7/8 onto Myeongdong).

  • Euljro Station (line 2, exit 5/6). 2 mins walk.

How to get to Myeongdong Shopping District

Note: Myeongdong Shopping Street is a large pedestrian-friendly zone (see map below). Vehicles are generally not allowed.

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Myeongdong is Korea's best-known shopping and fashion district. Shoppers can enjoy total shopping and dining experiences at the pedestrian-friendly (/car-free) zone in Myeongdong.

Many local, international brands and department stores lined the streets and alleys, selling everything from cosmetics, clothes, shoes to accessories.

Myeongdong Shopping Street
Myeongdong Shopping Street
Myeongdong Shopping District - Street
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Myeongdong Shopping Malls

  1. Noon Square

  2. M Plaza

  3. MIGLIORE Myeongdong

  4. Lotte Department Store (flagship store)

  5. Lotte Young Plaza

  6. Shinsegae Department Store (flagship store)

Top Korean Fashion Brand Stores in Myeongdong, Seoul

  1. SPAO - casual wear, suits to children clothing.

  2. WHO.A.U - mid-priced casual wear.

  3. Bean Pole - designer clothes and leather goods.

  4. Stylenanda Pink Hotel - makeup & fashion shop.

  5. Line Friends Flagship Store - clothes, toys, accessories & more.

  6. Basic House - casual wear.

  7. MIXXO - ladies casual, lingerie to work wear.

  8. Eight Seconds - casual wear to accessories.

  9. TOP TEN - men & women casual wear.

  10. Roem - stylish women clothing.

  11. ZIOZIA - men fashion.

  12. TNGT - men fashion.

  13. Teenie Weenie - signature Korean Teddy Bear apparel designs.

  14. Indibrand - chic & trendy women fashion brand.

  15. Codes Combine - clothing for men & women, accessories and leather goods.

TOP TEN
SPAO
Line Friends Flagship Store
Teenie Weenie
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Around 101 Clothing Store
SPAO
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Clothing Store
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Popular International Brand Stores in Myeongdong

  1. UNIQLO - the largest store in Korea

  2. adidas

  3. Nike

  4. New Balance

  5. H&M

  6. ZARA

  7. MNG

Myeongdong Shopping Street - FILS
Myeongdong Shopping Street - adidas
Myeongdong Shopping Street - UNIQLO
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Korean Cosmetics Brands in Myeongdong

  1. Laneige

  2. Innisfree

  3. Nature Republic

  4. The Face Shop

  5. MISSHA

  6. ETUDE HOUSE

  7. Belif

  8. Banila co.

  9. SKINFOOD

  10. TONY MOLY

  11. The SAEM

  12. Holika Holika

  13. A'PIEU

  14. It's Skin

  15. PRIMERA

  16. Mamonde

  17. Beyond

  18. Too Cool for School

  19. VDL

Myeongdong Shopping Street - Mediheal PO
Myeongdong Shopping Street - CHICOR PORT
Myeongdong Shopping Street - Innisfree P
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Nature Republic
Tony Moly
Myeongdong Shopping Street - KLAVUU
Myeongdong Shopping Street - Missha
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Korean Sportswear Brand Stores

  1. ABC Mart

  2. Les More

  3. Kumkang

  4. Folder

Myeongdong Shopping Street - ABC-Mart | KoreaToDo
Myeongdong Shopping Street - KumKang | KoreaToDo
Myeongdong Shopping Street - LESMORE | KoreaToDo
Myeongdong Shopping Street - FOLDER | KoreaToDo

Korean Bags & Accessories Brand Stores

  1. MCM

  2. LLOYD (watches, earrings, etc)

LLOYD
LLOYD
MCM
MCM

Supermarkets

Supermarkets used to be found only at basement level in Myeongdong have sprang up over the years to street level at many prominent locations, bringing more convenience to visitors.

Myeongdong Shopping District - Lala Mart
Myeongdong Shopping Street - KOREA MART
Myeongdong Shopping Street- Fun & Crazy
Myeongdong Shopping Street - Supermarket
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Money Changers

One other common sight in Myeongdong is probably the money changers. Most of them offer very competitive exchange rates and are commission-freePassport is required for all currency exchange service.

 

You can find the money changers located in buildings' corner, small lanes or check out the popular money changers located just next to the Embassy of People's Republic of China in Myeongdong.

Currency Exchange
Money Changer at Embassy of People's Republic of China - Night Time
Money Changer at Embassy of People's Republic of China - Night Time
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Others Popular Shops in Myeongdong

  1. Olive Young - Korea's No.1. Health & Beauty Store.

  2. Korean Pharmacies.

  3. Convenience Stores (e.g. GS25)

Olive Young
Olive Young
Korean Pharmacy
Korean Pharmacy
Convenience Store
Convenience Store

Myeongdong Street Food

Besides shopping, street food is a must-try in Myeongdong and there is always something new in your next visit. Cash only. Check our full recommendations.

Popular Restaurants & Cafes in Myeongdong

In between your shopping, take a break at one of the restaurants and cafes in Myeongdong you fancy or check out our recommended list.

Myeongdong NANTA Theatre

You can catch Korea's longest running and award winning show, NANTA right at Myeongdong too!

Nanta Show Seoul
Nanta Show Seoul
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Tourist Information Centers

If you need to make any tourist information enquiries, drop in at any of these two well-located centers in Myeongdong:

Myeongdong Cathedral

The iconic cathedral as the birthplace for Roman Catholic Church community in Korea. Read more...

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Myeongdong Station

a) Myeongdong Station Lockers

There are lockers available at Myeongdong Station for travellers who need to store their luggage. Prices range from 2,000-4,000 won per day based on the size of the locker. Instructions are available in English and payment by T-Money or Credit Card. No Cash Payment.

Myeongdong Station - Lockers | KoreaToDo
Myeongdong Station - Lockers
Myeongdong Station - Lockers
Myeongdong Station - Lockers
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b) Stairs inside Myeongdong Station

For travellers taking AREX Airport Express Train to/fro Incheon International Airport or travellers taking Subway Line 4 to/fro Myeongdong Station with your luggage, kindly take note that you will need to carry your luggage up a flight of stairs inside the station. If required, you may like to consider taking the airport limousine bus or private airport transfer instead.

Myeongdong Station - Stairs
Myeongdong Station - Stairs
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b) Stairs from Myeongdong Station to Street Level

If you are carrying big or heavy luggage, please use the escalator at Myeongdong Station's exit 1,3 or 7 to street level or challenge the stairs again...

Myeongdong Station - Stairs
Myeongdong Station - Stairs
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Should you stay in Myeongdong instead?

If after knowing the amazing things you can do in Myeongdong and you would like to stay here on your holiday to Seoul, Myeongdong indeed offers great accommodation options from hostels, guesthouses to hotels.

The recommended area to stay is near Myeongdong Station (Seoul Subway Line 4). You can get to many tourist attractions easily on Line 4, including Seoul Station, DongdaemunIhwa Mural VillageSungshin Women's University shopping District, etc

Also, the bus stop for Airport Limousine Bus to both Incheon and Gimpo Airports is conveniently located near to exit 8 of Myeongdong Station.

 

Map of Myeongdong - Key Attractions, Food Streets, Subway Stations & Airport Limousine Bus Stops

Map of Myeongdong Shopping Street, Airport Bus Stops, Subway Exits, Food Streets | KoreaToDo

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