Hongdae 홍대입구


Hongdae (홍대) area is a youth, indie culture and nightlife district in Seoul. The name “Hongdae” is named after the university, Hongik University (홍익대학교; 弘益大學校) best known for their Fine Arts course. Most recently, KBS drama, “Mary Stayed Out All Night/Marry Me, Mary! (매리는 외박중)” featuring Moon Geun Young (문근영), Jang Geun Suk (장근석) and Kim Jae Wook (김재욱) was filmed mostly at Hongdae Area. Another drama that was filmed at Hongdae is “The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince (커피프린스 1호점)” which featured A-list Hallyu actress, Yoon Eun Hye (윤은혜).

Marry Me, Marry!

Mary Stayed Out All Night (Source: http://wiki.d-addicts.com)

The best part of Hongdae comes alive at night, when Korea Barbeque (고기구이) is crowded with people, streets are crowded with youths and clubs begin their queuing up.

홍대

Hongdae at dusk

 

홍대 밤

Hongdae at Night

 

삼겹살

Korean Barbeque - Samgyeopsal

 

Hongdae is a very youthful area and has its unique Seoul’s version of  indie culture. Much like the drama, Mary Stayed Out All Night where Jang Geun Suk acted as a indie rock singer in the drama. There’s also a cinema which features Korean made indie movies which is located beside “Su Noraebang (수[秀] 노래방)”. “My Lovely Sam Soon (내이름은 김삼순)” was filmed at this Noraebang.

Su Noraebang

Su Noraebang 秀노내방 which was featured in My Lovely Sam Soon

 

Korean Indie Movies

Korean Indie Cinema

 

See also:
Sinchon Area – Another University District in Korea
Gamjatang near Sookmyung University
Garosugil – Featuring many Korean Designers
Jang Geun Suk’s indie fashion style

19 thoughts on “Hongdae 홍대입구

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  2. I like Mary Stayed Out All Night! It’s a really good show. Moon Geun Young is sooooooo cute and Jang Geun Suk has always been my fave Korean actor! I really want to go to Seoul and visit Hongdae! I can tell that it’s a very good place from your blog!

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