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From "Shopping for K-items" to "Night views" of metropolitan area

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what is Hallyu wiki?

An exclusive travel guide featuring only

the hottest spots leading the popularity of Korean culture


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The metropolitan area,

a charming place that can boast not only

dazzling night views but also shopping


Today, I'd like to introduce

nine places that are great for

shopping and enjoying night views



Seoul Metropolitan Area Course


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Experiential Korean Tourism Promotion Center

It is an experiential Korean tourism promotion center named by combining the words “Hi” and “Korea KR ,” implying the meaning “Hi! Welcome to Korea.” Content such as K-pop, dramas, and movies are displayed with smart technology and Hallyu art, allowing visitors to enjoy various content in a realistic way. On the second floor, you can plan and shoot your own music video by using extended reality technology to create a background with five K-pop music video concepts.


Address: 40 Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul

Work: 1F & 5F 10AM–9PM, 2F–4F 10AM–7PM

(2F, 3F & 4F closed on Mondays)




Shopping for K-items at the traditional market ①

This market is famous for bakery products, cooking utensils, and packaging products. If you're looking for something special, not just the usual souvenir shopping, this is the place to go. It also has the advantage of being close to Dongdaemun, Myeongdong, and Euljiro with many good eats nearby.


Address: 18-1 Eulji-ro 33-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul

Work: Weekdays 10AM–6PM, Saturday 9AM–3PM

Closed on Sundays and public holidays



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Course Enjoying chimaek at Hangang Park

Like the main characters in K-dramas, Seoulites often visit the Hangang River. They spend time lying on the grass, riding a bicycle, or playing sports. “Chimaek chicken and beer” is an essential part of the Hangang River outing. Most Hangang Parks offer rental mats and tents, and delivery of chimaek is also available.


Address: 40 Sinbanpo-ro 11-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul




Ramyeon machine experience in convenience store

Even if you are not used to making one, there is a way to eat the most delicious ramyeon using a convenience store ramyeon machine. Convenience store ramyeon machines often appeared on K-variety shows, raising curiosity. Once you select ramyeon and put it on the machine, it automatically adjusts the amount of water, time, etc. to cook the ramyeon optimally.


Address: 1F, Some Sevit, 2085-14 Olympic-daero, Seocho-gu,

Seoul



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Seoul night view spots with beautiful lights ①

It is the world's longest 1,140m bridge fountain. Thanks to the 200 lights installed on the bridge, the rainbow-colored water stream dances to the music in a fantastic way. A place where the water can be seen as a whole is Banpo Hangang Park, and you can see a slightly different shape depending on the location. The fountain show runs for 20 minutes.


Address: 40 Sinbanpo-ro 11-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul

Work: Off season Apr–Jun, Sep–Oct 12AM, 7 8PM, 8 9PM




Noisy food stall experience ①

Eulji-ro 3-ga, also known as "Hipjiro" and gaining explosive popularity among young people in their 20s and 30s, was a place visited by workers at Euljiro printing and ironworks in the 1970s and 1980s. At night, hundreds of small tables occupy the alley and transform into a place to enjoy "Gilmaek Street Beer"


Address: 13-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul

Work: Closed on Sundays and public holidays




Noisy food stall experience ②

It is one of Seoul's representative Pocha Streets boasting history and tradition. When you come out of Jongno 3-ga Station, exit 6 toward the Nakwon Music Mall , you will find a row of food stalls with a crowded atmosphere. There are vinyl covered areas and open areas, so you can choose according to your taste. It is a heaven for snacks such as grilled chicken feet, octopus, udon, kimchi pancakes, and rolled Omelet.


Address: 11beon-gil, Jongno 3 sam -ga station, Jongno-gu, Seoul



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Seoul night view spot with beautiful lights ②

It is a very special experience to go up Seoullo 7017, which was reborn into a beautiful hanging garden through urban regeneration, overlooking the Seoul’s major attractions such as Seoul Station and Sungnyemun Gate at a glance. The walking path decorated with various plants is beautiful during the day, but at night, it is even more beautiful with the lights of the buildings added to the elevated lights like the blue Milky Way.


Address: 432 Cheongpa-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul



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Shopping for K-items at the traditional market ②

There are nine traditional markets around Suwon's South Gate. Among them, in Paldalmun Market, there is a whole chicken street that stretches for about 400m visited by many people around the year. The old-fashioned way of frying the whole chicken in a large cauldron and the unique seasoning preserve its flavor.


Address: 8 Jeongjo-ro 776beon-gil, Paldal-gu, Suwon-si,

Gyeonggi-do





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