Shopping Destinations in South Korea

I’Park Mall

I'Park Mall located in Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea. If you are not familiar with this area, do not worry because I'Park Mall directly connected to Yongsan Station. Yongsan Station is the main station to destinations in the southwest of Seoul. So you stay up through the line 1, and you will come to this shopping center.

I'Park mall is a shopping complex that is divided into several different areas. The first part is the Department Store is divided into 3 parts, namely Living Hall, Culture Hall and the Fashion Hall. The second part is the Digital Shopping Center, and the last is The Event Park. This mall also provides a cultural center, cinema, sports center, mini golf and a supermarket.

This place has one stop shopping concept. Everything you can get here without need to shopping elsewhere. Even visitors can spend their time by looking at other entertainment events such as fashion shows and festivals.

The mall is also available packaged "Travel Mall", which lets you do a tour around the mall so that they can enjoy the shopping experience easier. In Travel Mall, you will be accompanied by a guide who will guide you to visit the mall from The Event Park, Department Store, The Cultural Center, The Living Hall, The Digital Shopping Center, The Culture Hall and ends at CGV Movie Theater.


Sinchon which means "new village" is one of the older areas in Seoul. However, because this area is a meeting point of young people and tourists, would not be surprised if Sinchon always synonymous with nightlife. Sinchon location is very strategic, because its surrounding stand 3 of the best universities in Korea, that is Yonsei, Sogang and Ewha Woman University.

At night, Sinchon is very crowded. You can also try karaoke. Not only that, you can also find several cheap hotels here.

Sinchon not only features shopping area, every May, the Sinchon Cultural Festival is held here. Students and residents can come together to enjoy this festival. Various performances and exhibitions held throughout Yeonsei College Street and surrounding Sinchon station.

Dongdaemun Market

Dongdaemun has a lot of options if you like fashion. Here you can find fabric, accessories and knick-knacks. Not surprisingly, this market is home for several apparel suppliers in Korea, and also provided inspiration for new designers to come here.

In the 1970s, the market held a massive transformation and began to establish itself as a center of the textile industry in Korea, both for wholesale and for retail. After transformation, this market provides an outstanding contribution to acceleration of economic growth in South Korea at that time. Today, this place is the most famous fashion street in Korea.

This market is a blend of traditional and modern markets. Some stores still retain their old building, sell the clothes, make crafts from clothing, and process it. In this place also built several shopping centers, such as Cerestar, Migliore, Designer's Club and Doosan Tower which emerged in the 1990s.


Insa-dong is one of the attractive district in Seoul. Lots of foreign tourists who are interested to visit this place. Here you can enjoy a variety of traditional art such as ceramics, souvenir shops, and a variety of other art. You also can find a variety of book stores with many interest collections, not only in Korean but also in other languages.

In Insa-dong, you can enjoy a variety of traditional art from experienced artists from Korea and all over the world. Here you can enjoy the art, study art, appreciate art, or purchase works of art by artists who work in this place. If you are a fan of art or the artists, you can also chat with the artists here, of course, when they're not doing their work.

Besides enjoying the beauty of art, you can also enjoy a variety of food at some restaurants in this district. In restaurants, you can enjoy a variety of excellent Korean cuisine as well as foods from around the world.


Sagan-dong is located between two residences of the royal family, Gyoengbok Palace, and Changyeong Palace. This place is the center of most arts in mention by Koreans. Here you can enjoy a wide range of artworks on display along the way. Along the way in Sagan-dong filled with art galleries with a wide variety of artwork on display, and also that is being done by the artists.

Although located in the crowded city of Seoul, Sagan-dong providing an atmosphere that contrasts with the atmosphere in Seoul. Here you can relax and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere along the road at Sagan-dong, which is also known as the Gallery Street. According the name, this place is home for prestigious galleries that offer diversity in arts and culture of Korea. Each place separated by cafes, restaurants, and unique shops which then quickly became the heart arts in this country.

Several art galleries that you can find here is Hundai Gallery, one of Korea's oldest gallery featuring the best classical art; Kukje Gallery providing world-class performances; Sonje Art Center is a multi-story venue that combines multimedia art event; Arario Gallery offer a blend of the work of local and international artists. In addition there are many more galleries in Sagan-dong, both from the United States, France, Korea as well as from several other countries.

Myeong Dong

Myeongdong is one of largest shopping district in Seoul, there are many stores that sell goods at moderate to expensive prices, from domestic and international product. Myeongdong is also a center for fashion and nightlife in Seoul.

Myeongdong is a favorite shopping spot for residents and tourists in Korea. As Orchard Road in Singapore, there is Myeongdong in Korea. You can go to this place by blue subway line 4 and get off at Myengdong station.

Nangdaemun Market

Most of existing stores in Namdaemun Market is having its own factory producing goods which are then sell in their stores. The market is claimed to sell goods at lower prices than anywhere else in Korea. One reason because they serve a purchase in bulk or wholesale.

However, if you want to buy retail will still be served. Well, if you want to buy children's clothing such as t-shirts, clothing, casual shoes or jerseys with low price, this market is the right choice.

Interestingly, tourists that visit this market not all have the same purpose. Japanese tourists, prefer to Namdaemun Market to buy seaweed and ginseng. While tourists from China would prefer for shopping. Also different with the behavior from western travelers who visit this market simply because they are attracted to the traditional atmosphere that is rarely encountered in their countries. Almost of all sellers in Namdaemun Market also been trained to communicate with the tourists using English and Japanese.

Gyeongdong Market

Gyeongdong Market is the biggest herbal market in South Korea's, and even in Asia. Located in Dongdaemun, Seoul and built since 1960. This market supplies 70 percent of drugs and herbal ingredients which are divided into 1000 stores and oriental medicine clinics. In total, Gyeongdong Market provides more than 3000 kinds of herbal ingredients.

Gyeongdong Market is a wholesale and retail market that sells agricultural products and fisheries. Once entering this market, you might be surprised with a stretch of drugs and herbs are sold by individual sellers. Various kinds of herbs sold here. The stores generally sell herbal medicines from various countries in Asia, such as ginseng, spices, flowers, roots, mushrooms, honey, herbs and others.

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