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Edae, Seoul

Edae, Seoul

Seoul feels a bit like the world’s largest college town. With 34 universities and hundreds of thousands of students from across Korea, large swaths of the city have been dedicated to the amusement of students, teenagers and people in their twenties. Each of these youth-oriented neighbourhoods has a similar feel — lots of multi-storey cafés and soju-fuelled BBQ joints — but with some thematic variations. Hongdae is full of offbeat shops, bars and nightclubs; Daehangno is Seoul’s centre of independent theatre; Apgujeong is where the rich kids hang out.

Edae, which is found outside the gates of Ewha Women’s University, is probably Seoul’s most gender-specific district, with block after block of shops selling women’s fashion and accessories.

Edae, Seoul

Edae, Seoul

Edae, Seoul

Edae, Seoul

Edae, Seoul

Edae, Seoul

Edae, Seoul

This entry was written by Christopher DeWolf , posted on Tuesday September 08 2009at 08:09 am , filed under Asia Pacific, Society and Culture and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

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