Hongdae

Pedestrian-Friendly Street

The Pedestrian-Friendly Street, as a landmark in the Hongik University area, is full of dynamism of the youth along with street performances by indie bands on the outdoor stage.

The red rectangular arch stands in front of the university’s School of Arts on the Pedestrian-Friendly Street, the street of youth. The outdoor stage is filled with various buckers’ performances on weekends at night. In addition, Tree Stage and Outdoor Plaza, which are surrounded by bars and restaurants, are frequented by workers and young people.

  • VenueThe street that is reached by going straight toward Hongik University, after coming out of Hongik Univ. Station Exit 8 or 9.

Hongtong Street

The street is located right on opposite side of ‘Like-to-walk’ street. Small but cute shops selling clothes and accessories are here. This is where Hongdae fashion starts.

Dabok-gil Road

The Hongik University area, as the center of characteristic fashionistas, is packed with fashion boutiques with characteristic items. Dabok-gil Road, which is famous for the Korean hit drama Coffee Prince, is a bit far from Hongik University’s main gate. The road stretches from Hongik Univ. Station Exit 4 up to the Sanwoolim Theater. Dabok-gil Road, lined with fashion shops with individual themes and items, attracts the public with its own charm.

  • AddressWausan-ro 29-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Sangsu-dong Cafeteria Street

The Pedestrian-Friendly Street, as a landmark in the Hongik University area, is full of dynamism of the youth along with street performances by indie bands on the outdoor stage.

Near Sangsu-dong, and Mapo-gu, beautiful cafes are there that Hangang can be seen. Bamseom in front of Seogang Bridge, the 63 building, and embassy building are shown beautifully at night with lightened bridges of Hangang. Also on rainy days, water mist spreading from the river surface, and the birds on Bamseom, is quite romantic to watch. Having coffee and tea with soft Jazz music with wonderful scenery is one of the best courses for a date. That's why it become the first choice for couples or date mates who have plans to propose.

  • AddressWausan-ro 3-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Hongik University Mural Street

The mural street, reached by entering the side street on the left of the Hongik University’s main gate, is decorated with bold and artistic mural paintings as if it is a gallery. Particularly, the mural street in the Hongik University area is famous for not only its artistic atmosphere but also nearby cozy coffee shops, among couples.

  • AddressWausan-ro 22-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul