You get off the plane at Incheon Airport. You've finally arrived in Seoul, South Korea. There are many you want to visit in Seoul. There is so much to see, so much to do. But where should you start? There is so much to do in Seoul that it may be a bit overwhelming to korean beauty storefigure out where to begin. Here are a couple of cities to begin with and a little of what to do there.



Apgujeong is an area in Gangnam and one of the most affluent parts of Seoul. There are 2 aspects to consider when visiting Apgujeong. First, Apgujeong is known for their high priced shopping and day time activities only available in Apgujeong. They house famous brands from around the world including Prada, Gucci, Giorgio Armani, and their department stores, shops, and boutiques are devoted completely to fashion and beauty. Their Rodeo Street is a fashion mecca and leads the fashion trends in Seoul. The second aspect is their nightlife. Rodeo Street is transformed during the night. Apgujeong has a booming nightlife with a different atmosphere than Hongdae and Itaewon, containing many exclusive nightclubs, jazz clubs and bars.



Dongdaemun is famous for their Dongdaemun Market. Known as the commercial district, and comprised of traditional markets and shopping centers around dongdaemun gate, it is a prominent landmark in Korea. They contain the largest wholesale and retail shopping district, featuring 26 shopping malls, 30,000 specialty shops, and 50,000 manufacturers. Home to all kinds of goods, they include fabric, clothes, shoes and accessories, electronics, leather goods, sporting goods, office supplies, pet products, toys, and more.



Itaewon is home for the majority of expats residing in Korea. Known as the mini melting pot of cultures and religions, the Seoul Central Mosque resides in Itaewon along with numbers of military personnel stationed in Yongsan Garrison. Due to the diverse inhabitants, Itaewon is one of the most cosmopolitan areas, and houses restaurants, shopping and nightlife equally diverse and catered to international tastes. If you get a bit homesick during your stay in Seoul, Itaewon is a great place to visit to get a taste of international foods.



Myeongdong is Seoul's shopping mecca and a must see not only as a shopping destination but also as a center of commerce, banking and culture. Myeongdong is a mixture of street stalls and retail outlets, from high fashion to casual attire, as well as Korean cosmetic stores, and a haven for shoppers. They offer high quality products at competitive prices when compared to Apgujeong and Cheongdam.



The streets of Insadong are filled with the traditional cultures of Korea. The area known as Insadong has been the center of culture since the Joseon era. Car traffic has been banned since 1997 to make the streets of Insadong friendlier for visitors and to improve the general atmosphere of the area. Around 40% of Korea's antique stores can be found in Insadong. But, that is just the beginning. As you wonder around the alleys and byways of Insadong, stores selling old books, korean beauty storepictures and calligraphy can be found. On the weekends, the streets of Insadong spring to life with cultural festivities, such as parades, traditional wedding processions, traditional musical and dance performances and more.



Hongdae is renowned for its art and artistic atmosphere. You'll find boutiques, restaurants, cafes, and even street performances at Hongdae. There is an artists' market in Hongdae Park where you can purchase handmade crafts, jewelry, clothing, and other items. The nightlife in Hongdae is very animated as well. Known for its countless clubs of various music genres, Hongdae holds a Club day the last Friday of every month where you can purchase a ticket that will gain you entry into numerous clubs.

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