South Korea Seoul Trip Part 3: Walking around Myeong-dong in the Evening

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I traveled to Seoul, South Korea, in early September. Although I was not blessed with weather at all, I enjoyed the trip as the food was delicious and people were kind. In this article, I will write about walking around Myeong-dong in the evening as part of Day 1. As street stands started operations, Myeong-dong became more energetic in the evening compared with the daytime.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Fly to Gimpo International Airport
* Day 1: Myeong-dong
* Day 1: Myeong-dong (Light-up) [This Article]
* Day 2: National Museum of Korea
* Day 2: War Memorial of Korea
* Day 2: Dongdaemun
* Day 2: Dongdaemun (Light-up)
* Day 3: Gyeongbokgung Palace
* Day 3: National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art etc.
* Day 3: Seoul Station
* Day 3: Seoul Station (Light-up)
* Day 4: Coex Aquarium and Starfield Library
* Day 4: Lotte World
* Day 4: Lotte World (Light-up)
* Day 5: Paradise City
* Day 5: Return Home from Incheon Airport & Stay Overnight at Narita Airport

[Travel Date]

[Main Part]

Beef Karubi Meal at Wangbijib (王妃家)

Following the previous post, I returned to the hotel for the time being, and the rain became weaker, so I will go around Myeong-dong again.

First, I visited “Wangbijib (王妃家)” to have dinner.Seoul Myeong-dong Wangbijib1

In the restaurant.Seoul Myeong-dong Wangbijib2

A lot of side dishes were served as appetizers.Korean food side dish

I ordered a beef karubi meal as the main dish.Korean food beef karubi

A hot pot was also provided, which I didn’t expect, so I was full.Korean food hot pot

Walking around Myeong-dong in the Evening

I went out of the restaurant and found the rain stopped.""

As the rain stopped, there were more visitors in the evening than in the daytime.Seoul Myeong-dong evening light-up1

The main street was decorated with colorful illumination.Seoul Myeong-dong evening light-up2

A man with a staffed animal handed out fillers of a cat cafe.""

Peko-chan, a famous Japanese character.Seoul Myeong-dong evening light-up3

As a feature of Myeong-dong in the evening, a variety of street stands were operating.Seoul Myeong-dong street stand1

Seoul Myeong-dong street stand2

Seoul Myeong-dong street stand3

I came to Myeong-dong Cathedral again.Seoul Myeong-dong Cathedral evening light-up1

Myeong-dong Cathedral was lighted up in the evening, which made it more solemn.Seoul Myeong-dong Cathedral evening light-up2


Wherever I travel in Asia, I see “The Coffee Bean”.""

A performance was held in front of “OLIVE YOUNG”, a drug store.""

Then, I will walk around the area where several shopping malls were located. First, “NOON SQUARE”.Seoul Myeong-dong NOON SQUARE

“Lotte Young Plaza” was for young people.Seoul Myeong-dong Lotte Young Plaza

On the contrary, “Lotte Department Store” was full of upscale atmosphere.""

Seoul Myeong-dong Lotte Department Store1

Seoul Myeong-dong Lotte Department Store2

I just found a retro building.Bank of Korea Money Museum1

This building used to be the headquarters of the Bank of Korea and is now open to public as “Bank of Korea Money Museum”, a cultural space and educational museum.Bank of Korea Money Museum2

Other snaps.""

Seoul Myeong-dong evening light-up4



Lastly, I took a photo of a big Brown at LINE FRIENDS Flagship Store.Seoul Myeong-dong LINE FRIENDS Flagship Store

Then, I returned to the hotel and the first day of my South Korea Seoul trip was over.


That’s it for the article about walking around Myeong-dong in the evening as part of Day 1.

Myeong-dong became more energetic in the evening, as street stands started operations. In particular, the area where several shopping malls were located was abundant in photo spots, as show windows were lighted up. If you have a chance to visit Myeong-dong, I would recommend you visit it in both the daytime and the evening 🙂

In the next article, I will write about National Museum of Korea as part of Day 2.


1. Wangbijib
2. Myeong-dong Cathedral
4. Lotte Young Plaza
5. Lotte Department Store
6. Bank of Korea Money Museum
7. LINE FRIENDS Flagship Store

[Related Link]
Visit Seoul – The Official Travel Guide to Seoul

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