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Myeong-dong is home to Myeongdong Cathedral, a major symbol of Korean Catholicism, and Myeongdong Theater, a gothic-styled theater rich in tradition. Located close to the main retail area, the cathedral is a scenic place to relax and take a break from shopping. Near Myeong-dong is Cheonggye Park, which is the starting point of Cheonggyecheon Stream. Myeong-dong is also the center of the Korean financial industry. Across from Jungang-ro in Myeong-dong is the Bank of Korea (the Korean central bank), which houses The Bank of Korea Museum. Here, customers will find rich financial collections and currencies from all over the world.

  • Myeong-dong Cathedral (서울 명동성당)
    Myeong-dong Cathedral (서울 명동성당...
    Myeong-dong Cathedral is the Church for Archdiocese of Seoul and was also the birthplace for the Roman Catholic Church community in Korea. The church...
  • Cheonggyecheon Stream & Cheonggye Plaza (청계천 & 청계광장)
    Cheonggyecheon Stream & Cheong...
    Chenggyecheon StreamUntil it was restored in 2005, Cheonggyecheon Stream existed only as a neglected waterway hidden by an overpass. Today, it has been...
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Nanta is perhaps the most stand-out theater production in Korea. Listed as one of the ‘Must-See Attractions in Seoul,’ ‘Nanta’ is a non-verbal performance with an attention-grabbing comedic plotline based on samulnori (traditional Korean percussion music). Over the years, Nanta has gained much international acclaim and even enjoyed a long stint on Broadway in New York, the first original Asian-produced play to be given the honor.
Other attractions in Myeong-dong include the Hanbang Aesthetic Shop and a photo-op shop called Princess Diary. Hanbang Aesthetic Shop offers skincare that uses hangbang (oriental medicine) while Princess Diary is a photo store where customers can rent beautiful dresses to take photos and make memorable photo souvenirs.

  • Myeong Dong Nanta Theatre (명동난타극장)
    Myeong Dong Nanta Theatre (명동난...
    The Myeongdong Nanta Theatre is located on the 3rd to 5th floors of the Unesco Building, where Funky House used to be. It includes a theater with 386...
  • Hannule (한율정-명동점)
    Hannule (한율정-명동점)
    Hannule serves customers with professional massage therapy based upon oriental medicine. It believes that one's skin reflects the status of internal organs...
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Type Name Region
Korean Food Myeongdongwon - Jeongnam Shopping Mall Branch (정남쇼핑 명동원) Jung-gu Seoul
Korean Food Palbangmandu (팔방만두) Jung-gu Seoul
Western Food Hemlagat (헴라갓) Jung-gu Seoul
Korean Food Myeong-dong Gomkuksizib (명동 곰국시집) Jung-gu Seoul
Bars/ Cafes/ Clubs Cheonan Yennal Hodu-gwaja - Myeongdong Direct Management Store (천안옛날호두과자 명동직영점) Jung-gu Seoul
Korean Food Odarizip (오다리집) Jung-gu Seoul
Korean Food Hadongkwan (하동관) Jung-gu Seoul
Bars/ Cafes/ Clubs Osulloc Tea House - Myeong-dong Branch (오설록티하우스 - 명동점) Jung-gu Seoul
Korean Food Yurimmyeon (유림면) Jung-gu Seoul
Western Food Peninsula (페닌슐라) Jung-gu Seoul
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