Myeongdong (명동) is one of the most touristy area for shopping in Seoul. This area is the mecca for Korean skincare and cosmetics (e.g Etude House, Skin Food, it’s skin, Beyond) and also for mid-to-high price brand outlets (e.g SPAO, ZioZia, BSX). Many staff can speak Mandarin, Japanese and Thai in this area.
Myeongdong Cathedral (명동성당) is located at the shopping district of Myeongdong (명동). It is one of the first Catholic Church that was built in Korea during Joseon Dynasty despite persecutions by the then Joseon government resulting in many Catholics being martyred. The first Korean-born priest, Andrew Kim Daegeon (김대건) was martyred and is now known as a Saint.Continue reading