Traditional Markets / Shopping Districts


Itaewon is the most exotic place in Seoul representing fusion culture with a distinctive atmosphere. Many people say, You may not know Seoul, but you should know Itaewon, showing how renowned a shopping district Itaewon is. The Itaewon shopping area covers a 1.4 km long street, stretching from Itaewon 1-dong eastwards to Hannam 2-dong. The area has a vibrant ambience with shops, restaurants, bars and street vendors. Most signboards are written in English, and English speaking people are often seen on the street.

Tourist Information Center
Inside Subway Station - Tel: +82-2-3785-2514 (Eng/Jap/Chn)
Open: 09:00-22:00 Open daily
In front of Kookmin Bank, Itaewon Subway Station Exit 3
Tel: +82-2-792-9070 (Eng/Jap/Chn)
Open: Nov.~Feb. 10:00-21:00 / Mar.~Oct. 10:00-22:00 Open daily
Seoul Subway Line 6, Itaewon Station Exit 1,2,3 or 4

-Itaewon holds the Spring Festival in May, and the Autumn Festival in October. It gives foreign tourists a valuable opportunity to experience traditional cultural games and various events.
-The Islamic Mosque is outstanding in Itaewon with its unique architectural style. Services are held five times a day, and it might be an interesting experience to attend one of the services. Islamic food is provided after Sunday service.
-Shop around Itaewon during the daytime, and spend the night at one of the unique bars or restaurants.