Tourists are prohibited from entering Ewha Women University but some tourists still loved to take photos at the entrance or some actually went in. I went to the entrance to take a glance, the university campus looked lovely.
The Campus Guideline in front of the university stated in Korean, English and Chinese to prevent unauthorized entry.
Food and beverage wise, there are lots of restaurants and café waiting for you to explore. Personally I was lucky to have found Injeolmi Bingsu (Traditional wheat nutty flavour shaved ice) at Café Pasiya and Mul naengmyeon (Cold wheat noodle in icy vinegar water topped with radish prickles, sliced cucumber, hardboiled egg and sesame seeds) with hot grilled barbecue pork at a nearby random restaurant. I went in very early the morning, hence there were only a few table of customers. I enjoyed the nice and relaxing summer day with some shaved ice in a relatively empty cafe.
Ewha Women University's surrounding shopping street fashions are targeting to mainly students hence expect the younger crowds and younger trends.
Most of the retails shop practiced no fitting room policy, hence I didn't get to try on the clothes. You may find some shops are selling similar fashion depends on the trends or the latest drama, so it’s always better to compare prices and quality if you have time to spare.
One lesson I learnt from this trip was to buy clothes only to compare a few shops, I missed one of the top simply I thought I could have found that in Dongdaemun. The retail owner said it was sold and no more orders when I went back the day after ..... Ugh!
You may find some F&B shops and skincare/cosmetics shops around (not as much as Myeongdong), but there are lots of small fashion shops.
Creative butt shaped stone seats, feel free to sit on it when you get tired.
Authentic Korean Restaurant where I had delicious Korean Cold Noodle!
Mul naengmyeon - Korean Cold Noodle and Barbeque Pork
Creative Renovated Shop House
A very cool exterior of a Hair and Nail Saloon
Travel Date: Augest 2016
Trip Style: Solo Travel
Transportation: Subway trains
Accommodation: Hotel in Myeongdong
Duration Spent: 2 hours (Shopping, Meals and photography)
A country rich in history, culture. If you have never tried the delicious Korean food, it's colourful culture, or perhaps check out the plastic surgery industry - this definitely is a popular destination for Asia.