Sunday 22 September 2013

Seoul, Korea Day 6 - Hongik Univ, Hello Kitty Cafe (Hongdae)

Day 6 of our trip falls on a Sunday and we planned to head to Hongik Univ as they'll be flea markets in that area during the weekends. The flea market focuses on showcasing local artists work or creative design items.

Hongik University has the most well-known school of Fine Arts & Design in Korea. This is the place for youngsters & shoppers are guaranteed of finding unique items at affordable prices.

Hongik University

There're 2 different flea markets during the weekend in Hongdae:

1. The Artistic Spirit of Youth - It's open every Saturday in the playground near Hongik Univ Station Exit 5, from 1-6pm between March to November. It is an art market where young artist showcase their works. 

2. Hope and Art Sale - It's open every Sunday at Hongik Playground, Hongik Univ Station, Exit 5, from 2-6pm between March to November. They offer hand-made goods such as tote bags, cardigan sweaters & more. This market was created by a group of artists working near Hongik Univ.

Sometimes in the night, there will be a few small concerts. Usually, local entertainers will set up their guitars/ instruments and busk in the area. Hongdae, very interesting place for the Youth!

There are many street art exhibition in the area surrounding Hongik University, or 'Hongdae'. After many snapping photos of it, time for lunch!

There's a stretch of Italian restaurants along Hongdae and I was craving for some pasta after having Korean cuisine for consecutive 6 days :P

After lunch, continue shopping along Hongdae. Bought numerous kicks over here :D

Next stop, Trick Eye Museum. It's located in the district of Hongdae, where paintings are created using 'trompe l'oeil' techniques that give each 2D art piece the illusion of being in 3D.
Read here on my post to Trick Eye Museum, Seoul.

Click here on my post to Trick Eye Museum, Seoul.

After a day of fun in Trick Eye Museum, we went to hunt for street food while heading over to Hello Kitty Cafe which is somewhere nearby.

One of my favourite street food in Seoul. There're 5 choices of sauce but we choose the recommended one which is the BBQ sauce. Mix in together w fried chicken, rice cakes and hash browns! (Y)

Hello Kitty Cafe (Hongdae), Seoul.

Opening Hours: Mon - Thu & Sun: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat: 11:00 am - 2:00 am

Here we are at the Hello Kitty Cafe, Hongdae. We followed the map below provided by their website and we arrived without getting lost. :D

Credit: melissadreamsofsushi

If you're a fan of Hello Kitty, this is the place for you! This is the 2nd Hello Kitty cafe I visited in Asia, first was Taipei. Both cafes were different in their desserts & beverages. 

They've menu in English, makes ordering process so much easier!

Very nice place to just chill and have their desserts esp with free wifi :D

I like their selection of beverages, they've special flavours such as sweet potato latte, black bean latte etc. I tried their black bean latte and it's really good!

How is that filling to our stomach? Of course, street food again! :D

The street of Hongdae in the night and it's even livelier than the day. Hongdae area has a vibrant culture and those of you who love designs and art, this is for you. Hongdae is also the centre of Korea's night-life, be sure to visit the clubs on Friday and Saturday night! (:

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