Now we have come to the fourth day of my trip at South Korea. For Day 1 I went to Hongdae Walking street. For Day 2 Part 1 and Day 2 Part 2, I have already explored area around City Hall, Gwanghwamun Square, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village, Insadong, N Seoul Tower. And last week I shared with you an exciting journey to Gimgyujeong Rail Park, Nami Island, Itaewon and Dongdaemun.
South Korea Trip 2016 – Day 4
For Day 4, it’s time for shopping guys! There’s not much places we went – but still exciting. After fulfilling our empty stomach, we straight travel to the world’s largest female educational institute and is one of the most prestigious universities in South Korea – Ewha Womans University.
Ewha Womans University
Direction to Ewha Womans University – by subway line 2 to Ewha Station and leave exit 2 or 3 and head straight
There are lots of clothing stores around Ewha street, which sell affordable and stylish fashion for young people. Along the street there are lots of shops and we stopped by a stationery shop called Artbox (if you look at the map, it is situated right near exit #2, not the one at the upper left one). The shops is just right after the exit, on your left side. They sells lots of cute stationery, calendar, organizer and other stuff for students. If you like to collect stationery and little cute mirror and comb like me, you are gonna gone mad like me.
ARTBOX Ewha Street
Calender and notebook
Other than shops that sell clothes, there are also stall that sells halal food which you can try called as Hotteok (호떡), or you can try Dakkochi [Korean Chicken Skewers] (닭꼬치) and Odeng / Eomuk [Korean Fish Cake] (어묵/오뎅). You can refer to this site as I don’t get to try the food except for Hotteok.
We then went straight to see the University, which is just straight ahead you wouldn’t have missed it. Along the street there are lots of local students and cars entering the University.
The entrance of the Ewha University
Poster along the wall
The view you got to see once you are here
The University has a breathtaking view which I loved so much. Every part of the place is such a nice view for taking photos. We took lots of photos capturing every beautiful memories here.
Can you not love this architecture behind us
We still look like a student kan
Stairs. But we don’t mind stepping this everyday
Another pretty spot to take photos
After we are satisfied challenging ourselves to become a good photographer, we then can’t wait to shop! There are lots of shop – selling affordable clothes, which is what we are aiming for. You can get clothes as cheap as 5,000 won here. You will spend here for more than 2 hours if you are fashion addict. If you are looking for cheap autumn jacket, you can get it here too.
After we are done spending our cash at Ewha Street, we went to Namdaemun Market, to be exact to E-Lengdang to get some broaches and ‘pin baju melayu’.
Direction to Namdaemun Market – by subway Line 4 Hoehyeon Station Exit #5
Namdaemun Market is a market that sells clothes (again). We read that there are place that sells pretty some broaches and ‘pin baju melayu’ like I mention that’s why we are here.
E-Lengdang is a green building which located inside the market. You can ask the local people if you couldn’t find it. As we reach E-Lengdang building, the broach stores is at the first floor. We thought that it wasn’t that hard to find that ‘specific’ shop because actually they sells lots of bangles, bracelets, necklaces and anklets. And we didn’t find the shop that sells broaches and ‘pin baju melayu’. Huh so frustrated. So we exit the building and move to the next location. But we did come here again.
The day went so fast and we arrived at Myeongdong Street – the shopping haven.
Direction to Myeongdong Street – by subway Line 4 Exit 5/6/7/8
Be sure to get to the right exit if you plan to go for specific shop
I have so many things to buy here. And of course cosmetic. For the first time we are here, we just roaming around every street and I just bought the cosmetics that I aimed for because it was so packed with people, and I still wasn’t satisfied to try other things. And I hate that because it was not easy for me to try and test out the product I want to buy. Especially makeup. I blamed all the Chinese tourist because sometimes they don’t intend to buy anything, they just ‘menyelit’ at the shelves and try out some lipsticks or powder and they went out like that. And they are always in group. Imagine them choosing and trying and pushing you. So rude okay.
Four of us did not subscribe to any internet/wifi package, so we depend on the public wifi. At Myeondong, because of too many people at that time we didn’t get to connect to the public wifi and we split among ourselves, and the worst thing happen, we were lost. I mean we didn’t find our 2 other friends. We were once get to contact so the message is to wait at the underground subway station.
After an hour of searching and waiting including that I went to the next subway station to get wifi connection so that I can send a text saying where we were, we at last found ourselves. Moral of the story is, don’t split if you don’t have wifi.
That drama ends our day. When we are at the subway station, we already arrived at Myeongdong Underground Shopping . We get to take a look at the shops there. The price for clothes there was over our budget.
Let’s take a look how much I spend for Day 4
We didn’t eat any lunch or proper dinner this time. So hard to find Halal food at Myeondeong. They actually have, but we are not sure if they served Halal food so we just eat Hotteok. You can refer here for Halal restaurant. I almost spend around 100,000 won at Myeongdong and I am so happy I bought everything I needed.
Thank you for reading, see you in next post.