To leverage the world of K-beauty products at home, visit one of the three Aritaum shops scattered throughout Duluth and Suwanee. Korean brands like Laneige, Mamonde, and Iope offer efficacy-based skincare and innovative cosmetics. The knowledgeable bilingual staff can answer questions and help clients choose the right fix for their unique needs. You can get everything from dumplings to tteokbokki, soondae, lemonades, fruit on sticks and more.

Historically, the area near Itaewon metro station was the first in Seoul where foreigners (mostly U.S. military) would go to drink and party. It has remained popular until today, especially among tourists, English teachers, soldiers, businessmen, expats, and diplomats. An old railway has been transformed into a beautiful pedestrian park in the middle of residential buildings. One of my favorite places to go for a stroll, apart from the many bookstores, in this area you will find beautiful flowers and cool cafes or restaurants.

Insadong is one of Seoul’s most historic districts, so it’s no surprise that the area is brimming with antique stores, art galleries and teahouses. Aside from Insadong Ssamjigil, you won’t find many major shopping malls here, but you will find Insadong Street. Make your way through the winding alleyways to find authentic hanbok and hanji , as well as local artwork, pottery and vintage toys. You easily can spend an entire day on Insadong Street, but while you’re in the area, you should check out Kyungin Museum of Fine Art. Gana Art Center and Hakgojae Gallery are excellent stops, too. The section in 홍대가라오케 has some nice places to take a seat and enjoy the passerby.

However, they can be slightly intimidating for the unknowing novice. Follow our guide to properly enjoy your night out at the noraebang, without making any rookie mistakes. After pulling myself together, because you know, I’m an adult, we set out to shop.

Once a gritty neighborhood, it has changed a lot over the past 10 years. While it isn’t particularly pretty, it has become much more trendy with dozens of upscale shops, hipster coffee shops, and cool bars. If you’re looking for cheap, trendy souvenirs to commemorate your time in Korea, the area surrounding Hongik University is the place to find them.

Like most neighborhoods in Seoul, you will find plenty of gaming halls and Pcbang in Hongdae. Pop in for a look, play a few games or try to win one of the many cute stuffed animals there. If you ask me, it’s impossible, but you’re welcome to prove me wrong! Let me know if you do… There are also plenty of PCbangs in Seoul, that’s basically PC rooms for gaming. So if you’re into that you’ll have no trouble finding a place to play some in Hongdae or anywhere else in Seoul. Where to go in Hongdae completely depends on what you want to do there.

Noraebang Private karaoke rooms to sing your heart out with friends and family. Leave your embarrassments and judgments at the door. Traditional Korean Alcohol Tour – Sample traditional Korean traditional brews of makgeolli from local brewmasters at their own breweries.

Also known as Hongdae University, it was established in 1946 and is best known for their architecture and arts school. Because of this, it’s easy to fathom why the district that surrounds the area is full of creative people and ateliers. The district has arts and culture and lots of live music and entertainment spots too. If you’re planning a trip to Seoul, Korea, then you’ve probably come across the district called Hongdae and wondered what is really going on there. Is this trendy neighborhood in Seoul really where you should spend some time? Well known for nightlife hot spots, pretty cafes, busking musicians and K-pop dance groups, there’s a lot to do in Hongdae… if you know where to look.

Visiting cafes is a pastime for many in Korea and Hongdae has plenty of cool, quirky, and interesting cafes to visit. Whether you’re looking for a flowery cafe even in the middle of winter, or a place where you can your face on a latte, there is plenty to to find. Check out this list of cafes in Hongdae to see and two awesome Sanrio themed cafes you can visit for a limited time. Before you check out those lists, here are some of the coolest cafes in Hongdae to find. Guests also get access to an on-site fitness center and library as well as 4 on-site restaurants.

Right now it’s hair clips, and dresses layered over shirts. Seoul is made up of 25 districts, situated north and south of the Han River that divides the city in half. While none of them will leave you high and dry in terms of places to sleep, eat, and drink, certain areas are more quiet and residential, and others offer better access to the action.

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