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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
University
“Ewha Women's University is famous because lots of TV shows were taken there due to the iconic structure of the building. It is also a good place to take pictures during autumn foliage. Along the street leading to the university, there's also lots of street food and shopping catered to the students over there so prices are affordable!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Park
“one of hottest parks in Seoul! good for walking and running as well. close, clean and peaceful place during the day, but full of joyful things at night, especially for summer season!”
  • 31 locals recommend
University
“One of Korea's most highly-rated unis with a lovely open campus, nice just to take a wander around and get some clean, fresh air.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Market
“There is the nearest market in Hongdae. It is famous for its variety of food. Chicken skewers, baked potatoes, croquette, skewers, barbecue, and more. I recommend this place Look out for the nearby market”
  • 25 locals recommend
Plaza
“Hongdae is a street of youth. You can enjoy k-pop. There are many people with shopping and delicious restaurants.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Souvenir Shop
“- Kakao Friends Brand Store - Sale of various character goods - Such as diaries, accessories, clothes, cushions”
  • 9 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Yeonnam-dong Thai cuisine restaurant.Thai local atmosphere is very attractive. Michelin guide 2020. Address: 161-8 Seongmisan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul”
  • 16 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Yeonnam-dong representative rice noodle restaurant.Beef noodles and Soi Poppie aga is the main menu. Address: 267, Donggyo-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul”
  • 12 locals recommend
Department Store
“You can buy all of Korean traditional foods even if you don't need to go to far somewhere.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Mangwon market is a quite lively traditional market with fresh stuff. Especially fruits and vegetables are very good price with high quality. It is quite local, but there are a lot of trendy shop.There are some small local restaurants for lunch, some snack, desserts, drinks, etc. It is not too far from Grey Couch.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Park
“Various busking performances, petty healings, charming shops, Food Alley, walking puppies, and good view”
  • 16 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“It is famous for its good taste even among Koreans and my other guests also liked it :) And it's really near~ Another tip, you can get diacount when you take out :)”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Yeonnam-dong Chinese restaurant with delicious dumplings and tempura. Address: 263, Donggyo-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul”
  • 8 locals recommend
History Museum
“ Seodaemun Hyeoungmuso (Seodaemun Prison History Hall) is a special museum located at Seodaemun Independence Park. It was built near the end of the Joseon Dynasty (~1910), and was where Japanese soldiers tortured then later executed Korean followers of the Independence Movement. Seodaemun Prison History Hall was built in remembrance of Seodaemun Prison, and to salute the Korean patriots. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Metro Station
“Hongdea, Shopping, cute cafes, bars, clubs, Music festivals, free markets Young people fashion district. ”
  • 105 locals recommend
Place to eat
“If you take out, it's much cheaper to have this great Einspaenner(Cafe Vienna). Let's take it out and walk to the flee market.”
  • 10 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Plaza
“Hongdae is a street of youth. You can enjoy k-pop. There are many people with shopping and delicious restaurants.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“Yeonnam-dong Thai cuisine restaurant.Thai local atmosphere is very attractive. Michelin guide 2020. Address: 161-8 Seongmisan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul”
  • 16 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“Yeonnam-dong representative rice noodle restaurant.Beef noodles and Soi Poppie aga is the main menu. Address: 267, Donggyo-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Yeonnam-dong Chinese restaurant with delicious dumplings and tempura. Address: 263, Donggyo-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul”
  • 8 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“The Korean casual restaurant(Franchise) where You could enjoy beef , Pork barbecue and Kimchi Stew”
  • 8 locals recommend
Korean Restaurant
“This restaurant was originaly only for taxi drivers. In korea, we have special restaurants only for taxi drivers, and all of them are really good taste with reasonable price. Plus, in korean saying - 'if the taxi drivers found this restaurant great, it means it's super great'. And this restaurant was really famous among drivers ! Now it's opened for publics as well, and you can try their best bulgogi meal in whole korea. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“6.3km long park which was recreated after the train track to North Korea went down to the underground and this long and lovely park became very popular to take a walk and you will see the plenty of couples and groups are doing picnic in the evening near exit 3. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Korean traditional food is famous for pork bosam. There is a two-person set menu. ”
  • 6 locals recommend

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