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A trip in Seoul is never complete without a visit in the shopping district of Myeongdong. The two main boulevards come across in the centre of a frenzy shopping block with one from Myeongdong Subway Station and the other from Lotte Department Store at Euljiro. The shopping is never ending from luxury brands in Lotte and Shinsegae department stores to great bargains on small, made up stalls in the alleys. Clothes, jewellery and novelty shops, in international and Korean brands are everywhere. International brands like Uniqlo, H&M, Zara, American Apparel, Forever 21 and Gap are to name a few. It is packed in the evenings with store employees from the beauty shops having different gimmicks to attract customers including giving freebies ( I had heaps after I bought a pair of nail clippers in one of the shops). Cafes and restaurants are also available but try some street food, they are cheap and delicious. Just be careful when walking through the crowd because sometimes cars and motorbikes drive through the sea of people.

 

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Really nice artificial grass covered Nature Republic building

 

 

 

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Cheap finds in the streets of Myeongdong

 

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The shops on the streets start to pop-up in the evening

 

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Cosmetic shops on the right… and the left, front and back

 

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Another Nature Republic a few meters from the other one.

 

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One time I saw a sign that a Kpop group is coming to one of the shops. The only thing I can read was Tony Moly (another beauty products shop) and 2PM. I told my friend that I am going to see a famous Kpop boyband but I don’t know the name. It was almost 3PM and there is no boyband yet, so much for the big 2PM in the poster.

 

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Need to buy something to be on the meet and greet

 

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Here they come

 

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Can’t see through those windows

 

The crowd was intense and people are queueing for the meet and greet. And as I push through the crowd, I saw a closer look at the poster with a little bit of English and lo and behold the name of the group was actually 2PM. Anyway they arrived at 3PM emerging from big black, heavily tinted vehicles. The crowd went wild and some of girls cried when they waved at them.

 

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Tony Moly presents 2PM. The band was 2PM and they are very popular. Some of the members are actors in Kdrama as well.

 

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There they are!

 

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Peoples’ backs lol

 

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Closer look at the boyband lol

 

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One member amazed by his standee. lol

 

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Another one wearing pink

 

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I thought this guy was one of them so I took few pictures. When I was going through all the pictures I took, I saw him assisting one of them. Lol

 

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Another member wearing a cap.

 

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This guy keeps on bowing as he walk through the crowd. The crowd loves him.

 

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I think he is a member too. The guy with the cap and glasses.

 

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Back to shopping

 

 

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More beauty products shops

 

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Samsung clothes? Wow!

 

How to get to Myeongdong :

Location:

  • Myeongdong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul

Subway:

  • Line 4, Myeongdong Station, Exit 1
  • Line 2, Euljiro 1(il)-ga Station, Exit 1

Bus:

  • Get off at Euljiro1(il)-ga Station and Lotte Department Bus Stop.
    – Green Bus No. 7017, 7021, 7022
    – Blue Bus No. 100, 143, 151, 152, 202, 261, 405, 701, 702A, 702B
    – Express Bus No. 1005-1, 1150, 5000, 5005, 7900, 8800, 9000, 9001, 9003, 9007
    – Red Bus No. 2500, 9401, 9701, M4101, M4102, M4108, 5115
    – Airport Bus No. 6001, 6015
  • Get off Myeong-dong Station Bus Stop.
    – Green Bus: No. 7011
    – Blue Bus: No. 104, 105, 421, 463, 507, 604
    – Express Bus: No. 1005-1, 1150, 5000, 5005, 5007, 5500, 5500-1, 5500-2, 8800, 9000, 9001, 9003, 9007
    – Red Bus: No. M4101, M4102, M4108
    – Airport Bus: No. 6001, 6015

 

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