Myeong-dong, Namdaemun, Bukchang-dong, Da-dong and Mugyo-dong Special Tourist Zone (명동 남대문 북창동 다동무교동 관광특구)


Jung-gu, Seoul
서울 중구 명동, 회현동, 소공동, 북창동, 무교동, 다동 각 일부 지역


Amusement Parks/ Tourist Resorts


• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-3396-4620

(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)


Myeong-dong, Namdaemunm, Bukchang-dong and Da-dong are widely known among international visitors as hot spots for shopping and food.

Myeong-dong is a popular destination for shopping, culture, arts and fashion. Major shopping malls such as Lotte Department Store, Shinsegae Department Store, Myeong-dong Migliore and Samik Fashion Town are located here. Shoppers can find a variety of products here from high-end items to relatively inexpensive clothes. There’s also no shortage of street food, traditional restaurants, coffee shops and fancy cafes.

Namdaemun Market is the biggest traditional market in Korea. Visitors can purchase souvenirs and local produce at an affordable price in the shopping complex crowded with stores and street stalls. The market sells a variety of clothes, kitchenware, toys, accessories, food, flowers and imported goods.

Bukchang-dong and Sogong-dong have high-end accommodations including Lotte Hotel Seoul and Westin Chosun Seoul, duty-free shops, and restaurants serving traditional dishes.

[Myeong-dong, Namdaemun Market and Bukchang-dong Special Tourist Zone]

Areas included: Myeong-dong, Bukchang-dong, Mugyo-dong and Da-dong, Seoul
Area size: 872,809㎡
Tourist attractions: Myeong-dong, Namdaemun Market and Bukchang-dong, Department Stores (Lotte Department and Shinsegae Department Store, etc.), Traditional Market, Duty-free Shop, Hanok Village, N Seoul Tower, etc.



Current Status

Designated as a special tourist zone on March 30, 2000 (Expanded on December 27, 2012)

Parking Facilities

Parking lots in the buildings and public parking lots.
Parking spaces in department stores and museums.

Available Facilities

Roaming interpreters, tourist information center, stores exclusively for foreigners, tourist restaurant, shopping mall, restaurant, entertainment facility, tourist hotel, etc.
Luxury hotel, department store, duty-free shop, traditional market, multi-complex shopping mall, museum, art gallery, theater for tourists, travel agency, tourist information center


28 public restrooms (tourist sites, hotels and shopping centers)

Interpretation Services Offered

English, Japanese and Chinese tourist maps are available. Some tourist information centers offer tour guide services in English, Japanese and Chinese. Roaming interpreters also offers multilingual travel guidebooks and assistance.


Pets are allowed at the discretion of the hotel or restaurant. No pets are allowed in museums and theaters.