Not clear what things to do in Myeongdong Streets in Seoul ? Here’s the Myeong dong – 3 exciting activities to do from K-Town to bring you there and become knowledgeable about Myeong Dong.
- Shopping at Myeongdong shopping street
Ask any first-time visitor to Seoul what they know about Myeong dong, it’s shopping. At the heart of Myeong dong’s consumerist madness is Myeong dong Shopping Street, a stretch of boutiques and stores that may empty your wallet in just 30 minutes.
In the Shopping Street, fashion comes front and centre elsewhere in the city. Moreover, there are top Korean cosmetics brands like Innisfree, Nature Republic, and Too Cool For School dominate the scene, but finding clothing & accessories to drop your won on isn’t so difficult either!
How to Get to Myeongdong Shopping Street: take the subway to Myeong dong Station (Line 4) and use Exit 6 to get to street level. The street you’ll exit to, Myeongdong 8-gil, is where the action takes place.
- Visit European grace at Myeong dong Cathedral
When you first hear about Myeongdong Cathedral, you might think it seems a little more attuned to a age-old European city than a quintessentially Asian metropolis like Seoul. But actually this splendid church dates back to the late 19th-century when it became Korea’s first Gothic building and the epicentre of the country’s Roman Catholic community.
The graceful Gothic facade of Myeongdong Cathedral continues to the interior where sky-high pillars and pointed-arched ceilings meld into a cavernous space frequented by Seoul’s most devout. Several bishops, priests, and martyrs, instrumental in spreading Catholicism in Korea, are also enshrined in the church’s basement.
How to Get to Myeongdong Cathedral: Hop onto Line 4 of the Seoul Metro, getting out a Myeong-dong Station. From Exit 6, turn left onto Myeongdong 8-gil (Myeongdong Shopping Street). At Myeongdong-gil (about 350 metres ahead), turn right. In less than 200 metres you’ll see the cathedral on the right.
- Eating kalguksu at Myeong dong Kyoja
Myeong dong is famous not only for shopping but also for the food, and if any place in the neighbourhood will bolster that reputation is Myeongdong Kyoja (Gyoja). With over 40 years of experience behind it, Myeongdong Kyoja knows its craft, serving up some of the Seoul’s finest noodles and dumplings.
The signature dish here is their kalguksu, a famous soup spun from hand-cut wheat noodles and a umami-loaded broth teeming with meat, dumplings and vegetables. Other favourites at Myeongdong Kyoja include bibimguksu (spicy noodles), kongguksu (cold soybean soup with noodles) and mandu, Korea’s take on silky-smooth Chinese-style soup dumplings flavoured with ingredients such as ground pork, green onions, sesame oil, and ginger.
How To Get To Myeongdong Kyoja (Gyoja): Hop on the Seoul metro to Myeong-dong Station (Line 4). At Exit 8, swing left and walk about 2.5 blocks. The restaurant will be on your right side (Myeongdong 10-gil 29)