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.
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.
|Korean Food||Myeongdongwon in Jeongnam Shopping (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|