Hongdae (Hongik University Street)

Hongdae is a neighborhood known for its youthful and romantic ambience, underground culture, and freedom of self-expression. Unique cafes, cozy galleries, accessory stores, fashion shops, live cafés and clubs, art markets, and gourmet eateries make this a popular hang-out for local youth and a fascinating place to walk around. These unique places plus the cultural events, street performances, and festivals held here make Hongdae an area that is always packed with people and excitement. Special streets such as ateliers’ street (lined with private institutions for art students preparing for university entrance exams), Picasso’s Street, and Club Street are also must-go places if you’re hoping to fully experience the Hongdae area.

[Main tourism spots in front of Hongik University]

Hongdae Walking Street: Main spot of Hongdae area which has an outdoor stage for indie band performance and dynamic culture of young people.

首尔最年轻的街道,最自由奔放的街道,就是弘大一带。 感受校园浪漫的艺术之街和咖啡馆之街,想要领略最时尚的“年轻的韩国”,就请移步弘益大学一带吧!

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    Culture, Market > Hongik University Street


    Eoulmadang-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul

    Hongik Univ. Station(Line 2)/弘大入口站(2号线) Exit number 9(9号出口)

    Hongdae Free Market(弘大跳蚤市场)

    The market is held every Saturday from March to November at Hongik Children’s Park in front of the main gate of Hongik University. All people can sign up to sell their hand-made products and other exhibitions created by artists will be shown.


    Schedule: Every Saturday (March-November) / 13:00-18:00


    Hongik Univ. Station(Line 2)/ 弘大入口站(2号线)
    Exit number 9(9号出口) Go 150m straight, and cross the street. Turn left, and go 500m straight towards Hongik University. Turn right to arrive at Hongik Children's Park.


    Hongdae hiphop club

    If you enjoy dancing, check out one of Hongdae's many clubs. The center of Korea's clubbing culture, Hongdae has clubs of every type, from hip-hop to trance music, welcoming everyone to enjoy their own style of dancing. For visitors interested in partying the night, join the Hongdae Club Tour, running the last Saturday of every month where you can enter a total of 12 participating clubs without any additional charge.

    俱乐部是弘大文化的象征。摇滚、hardcore、现代摇滚、电子音乐等多种风格的音乐,随着节奏跳舞的年轻人全场爆满。穿着牛仔裤和运动鞋也能入场,这个地方的轻松氛围也是其魅力所在。有很多公演场,每月最后一周的星期五,有live club day的活动。参加活动的俱乐部是live俱乐部协同组合所属的live俱乐部,包括想象广场、V-Hall、Prism Hall、Freebird2-Bigbird、Club FF、Club TA、GOGOS2、Evans、 Evans Lounge、Veloso等俱乐部。如果对韩国独立音乐感到好奇,不妨在每月最后一个星期五去弘大吧!

    Open-time: 21:00 ~ 5:00