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  • Address: Hongdae, Seoul, South Korea
Always abuzz with energy and excitement, the district of Hongdae is known for its lively nightlife. Set on Seoul's western end near Hongik University, the area's quirky cafes, avant-garde art galleries, boutique shops and gourmet eateries make it a popular spot for young locals, not to mention a fascinating place for visitors.

Visitors can marvel at Hongdae's street art and performances, immerse themselves in the lively cafe culture or indulge in some retail therapy in the shopping district, perhaps making a stop at the Hongdae Beauty Shop, just as the locals do. A weekend market runs from March to November, with stalls springing up near the university's front gate and selling Korean handicrafts and other souvenirs throughout the afternoon until sunset. By night, Seoul's youth comes out in force to have a good time at the area's dozens of bars, taverns, karaoke dens and clubs.

Many walking, cycling and even kayaking tours (on the Han River) of Seoul begin and end at Hongdae Station. The family-friendly and hugely popular Trick Eye Museum is also located in the area.

Practical Info

The main access point to Hongdae is via Hongdae Station on subway lines 2 and 6. The area is also served by Hongik University Station and Sangsu Station.

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Seoul City Sightseeing by Bike and Foot, Seoul, null
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Seoul City Sightseeing by Bike and Foot

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Experience a full day of Seoul sightseeing on this combination bike and walking tour with a local guide. Biking for a total of two hours, pedal past Deoksu ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Trick Eye Museum Entrance Ticket, Seoul, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Trick Eye Museum Entrance Ticket

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Pair an art gallery with a dash of whimsy, and you get the Trick Eye Museum in Seoul. Inspired by the visual art technique of 'trompe l'oeil,’ the museum ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: Flexible

From USD $12.00
Seoul Kayaking Tour on the Han River, Seoul, Museum Tickets & Passes
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Seoul Kayaking Tour on the Han River

A kayaking tour on the Han River is a wonderful way to discover Seoul’s natural and urban landscapes. This 6-hour eco-adventure with an expert guide includes a ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00
Korean Beauty Experience in Seoul: Makeup with Optional Hair Styling and Eyelash Extensions, Seoul, ... 
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Korean Beauty Experience in Seoul: Makeup with Optional Hair Styling and Eyelash Extensions

Immerse yourself in Korea’s beauty culture at Hongdae Beauty Shop, a one-stop venue for hair styling, skincare and other beauty needs. Get pampered by a makeup ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $98.75

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