Ewha Womans University / Sinchon / Hongdae
South Korea’s University area is one of the hippest and most exciting places to go in Seoul. There, you’ll see young, beautiful and energetic people everywhere. There’s also a plethora of great food, enticing merchandises (mostly for women) and of course, magnificent universities.
On our trip to Seoul, we went to one of the most well known Universities in the world. As per Wikipedia, this University is the world’s largest female educational institute and is one of the most prestigious universities in South Korea. It is the Ewha Womans University. Read on for more information.
For travel guides to South Korea, Check out our 2015 6D5N S. Korea Itinerary and Expenses here! and our 2016 7D6N Winter trip here!
Looking for budget friendly accommodations in Korea? Check out my review of Zaza Backpackers Hostel here and Hotel Maui here! For more recommended accommodations, click here or search for more hotels/hostels here.
Ewha Womans University
Take Subway line 2 and alight at Ewha Station, exit 2 or 3 then head straight.
Never did I see a University so clean and green in my whole life. It is very well maintained and it seems both the students and the university staffs are taking good care of the school. I wouldn’t mind to go back to school again if the school is this beautiful.
I’m no architect nor have a fascination for buildings or construction, but the university’s underground complex is one sight to see.
Again, the landscape of the University never fails to amaze us.
After exploring the university, we sat down and relaxed in these steps leading to, I think is a Church (correct me if I’m wrong). The shade of the trees made it so relaxing that we spent some good 30 minutes there just enjoying the view and watching people.
Next, we explored the fashion district of Ewha and Sinchon area. Of course, this activity benefited my wife as she went crazy with cute socks, earrings and some few clothes as well. I was just looking for a chair but found none.
Girls would love to shop here as the items are really fashionable and the prices are catered to students, so you would expect it to be a tad cheaper than in Myeongdong. So if you like shopping, don’t forget to check out the stores in Sinchon area.
One tip is to skip the Main Shopping street (the street going straight to Ewha) and walk deeper in Sinchon area for more cheaper items.
Last, we went to Hongdae Area just to feel the vibe there. During Saturdays, a flea market opens in Hongdae and is popularly known as Hongdae Free Market. Too bad we went on a Sunday because we didn’t have enough time to go there on a Saturday, the time we arrived in Seoul. Though it wasn’t a Saturday, there were still students selling their items and even doing some musical performance. Oh how I miss those times when I was still young, selling merchandises and even being in a band.
From Sinchon or Ewha, you can just actually walk it. But you can also take the subway line 2, exit 9.
There is also a display of artistic murals showcasing the work of the students. I think the theme has something to do with climate change and the environment.
We actually went back to Hongdae with two of our friends to eat in a Korean BBQ Buffet restaurant called Meat-ing. You can check my post here.
So that’s it! Whenever you go to a place you’ve never been to, make sure to check out the different vibe of the streets and how locals live their daily lives. Don’t just visit tourist spots coz there’s a lot more to see.
- South Korea DIY Trip: 6D 5N Itinerary and Expenses
- South Korea Winter Trip 7D 6N Itinerary and Expenses
- 12 Budget Tips from first timers in Seoul, Korea
- Top 10 Things to do in Seoul
- Hotel Maui DDM – New Hip Budget Hotel in Seoul
- Budget Hostel in Korea – Zaza Backpackers
- Top Seoul accommodations as recommended by travelers
- Hangang River Ferry Cruise / Yeouido Park
- Korean Folk Village; Tradition, Nature and Fun
- N Seoul Tower; A Thoughtful View of Korea
- Ewha Womans University / Sinchon / Hongdae
- Nami Island; Walking in Nature’s Art
- Petite France
- Haneul Park; From wasteland to Heaven on Earth
- Temple Hopping in Seoul; Jogyesa – Bongeunsa
- Trick Eye Museum and other quirky places
- DMZ Half Day Tour
- Bukchon Hanok Village – Past Meets Present
- Meat-Ing Cheap BBQ Buffet Hongdae Korea
- Seoul Food Trip / Two Two Chicken
- Seoul Food Trip Part 2 – Winter Edition