Myeongdong street vendors will now accept card payments

If you’re traveling to Korea this year and Myeongdong is one of the places you’ll be visiting, we have good news for you. 

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Starting next month, over 300 street vendors will now be accepting card payments. In previous years, if you want to try street food or buy stuff from the vendors in Myeongdong, you always have to carry cash. This time, over 300 vendors will now accept card payments. According to reports, the vendors that will accept cards will have signages in Chinese, Japanese, and English. 

Aside from providing ease to customers, the district office decided to implement the card payment so that vendors won’t be able to deceive customers by stating different prices. They will also monitor the pricing of the common street foods such as fishcake, fish-shaped bread, grilled squid, and more. They will also monitor the food handling of the vendors for sanitary purposes. 

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With this, visitors of Myeongdong who are mainly foreigners will have more freedom to try out the street foods in the area without worrying if the cash they brought can suffice. 

You can also check out our guide on the Korean street foods in Myeongdong that you shouldn’t miss.

If you’re a first-time traveler, it is best to book your accommodation around the Myeongdong area. It is foreigner-friendly and most of the things you want to try are already beyond reach.

While you’re in Myeongdong, why not try pampering yourself the Korean way? There are a lot of famous salons, clinics, and nail shops in the area. If you want to find the right color for you, several shops in Myeongdong also do color analysis. 

Myeongdong is not a place to just dine and shop. There are a lot of unique things you can do in the area. So our tip is to allot one day in Myeongdong and not just go there around nighttime for the street foods. 

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