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<Tell me your 'must-buy' shopping list in Korea>
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<Tell me your 'must-buy' shopping list in Korea>


Don't miss out the Shopping Tourism Festival Period, 'Korea Grand Sale' 2017.01.20 ~ 2017.02.28

During your Visit Korea Year Travel do you have a must-buy personalized shopping list?
Tell us the shopping item you want to buy and the reason for it and we will give you presents.

How to Join: Write your 'must-buy' shopping item in Korea and the reason for it
Winners gifts:
1. 1 Ticket Seoul Myeongdong L7 Hotel Accommodation (2 nights, Twin room) - 1 person
2. Visit Korea Committee Gift Pack - 20 people
(Pororo Bag, Pororo post-it, Korea Tour Card, mouse pad, mask packs)
Event Period: 2017.01.09 ~ 2017.01.20
Winners Announcement: 2017.01.24

*This event is a global event, winners will be selected from around the world.

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  • 2017-01-11 19:23
    I would like to buy a ticket for train to Busan, kimbap for a snack, and 바나나 우유 to drink :) I'm big Gong Yoo fan so train to Busan is like a trip with Oppa, kimbap is my favourite korean food, I even like kimbap from 7eleven, my favourite one is with bulgogi. Banana milk is a must have! every drama lover knows that ^^

    • 2017-01-17 23:32
      My 'must-buy' shopping list in Korea:

      First of all I would buy a new suit case for the goods I want to buy...or I woud take just an emty one with me because I have so much on my list :D

      Watching K-dramas for year has been put a great impact on me what I want to try and buy in Korea.

      1. FOOD, because I really want to try the korean barbecue and kimchi
      2. Travel tickets for the subway and for the buses, because our traveling system in Hungary look really lame compared to the Korean one
      3. Seafood from Noryangjin Fish Market again in Hungary is quite a hussle to get your hand on fresh seafood
      4. Skin care products: OBVIOUSLY
      5. Checking out a PC Bang
      5. Clothes from the underground
      6. Buying everything that catches my eyes and makes absulutely no sense because that's makes the greatest memories :)

    • 2017-01-12 02:41
      my must buy shopping list is
      1-korean beauty masks because they are so good for all skin types moreover they come in different designs and cute shapes that are fun to wear
      2-kpop fan posters and items because I would love to support my favorite idols and hold memories from them
      3-korean tardional cloth (hanbok) because i like the hanbok so much and it will be great to have it so i vould wear it whenever i want
      4- korean cosmetics beacuse most koreans have beautiful skins and I think apart of that is there unique cosmetics and great quality

  • 2017-01-12 13:22
    I must admit that I'm pretty lucky because I have acess to the Korean market/ Korean products throughout the year. But whenever I head back to visit home, I make a list of things I want to gift my family and friends. 
    I make sure that these items are korean "exclusive".

    Here is a list of some of the things I make sure  to take:

    For my parents/ elder family member:

    1) Herbal medicine

    2) Ginseng

    3) Vitamins/ supplements only found in korea.

    4) Skin care products that are made for more mature skin. These days snail products are very popular in Korea and they do wonders for wrinkles and such.

    5) pain patches

    6) heating mats (floor or bed)

    For my friends:

    1) makeup products: korea is a trendsetter when it comes to beauty so I always like to buy my friends things that are new and popular here.

    2) stationary items: Korea got the cutest stationary items I have ever seen.

    3) Kpop/ Kdrama merchandise: CDs, posters, etc.

    4) Masks...all sorts of Masks. In Korea you'll find sheet mask for the face, for your hands, and even your feet. I really love the ones that come with cute animals characters on them.

    5) unique fashion items: Daily Hanboks are very pretty for sure.

    6) Kakaotalk character products: plushies, mugs, Keychains etc.

    7) korean mother of pearl items: jewelry boxes or even phone cases.





    General goodies:

    1) Tea ( green tea/ Citron tea/ omija)
    2) Snacks: choco pie is always a must.
    3)  Dried Seaweed
    4) Ramyeon (instant noodles)
    5) Red pepper paste to add flavor to any dish
    6) Rice cake
    7) Honey butter chips
    8) Instant coffee

  • 2017-01-11 15:08
    My 'must-buy' Korean shopping items are
    1. Kpop stuff, I want to have kpop stuff of various idol in Korea because I think it would be very nice if bought directly in korea.
    2. Stempel of name, Stempel name exists only in korea rarely exist in other countries. and it will be very interesting goods.
    3. tableware, when I saw Korean drama I was very interested when they eat with chopsticks, bowls, and pots of gold colored. especially when they eat ramen directly from the pan. wah is very tempting.
    it will be a very unique groceries

  • 2017-01-11 16:13

    My must buy item in Korea gonna be my favorite skin care and cosmetics products! I'm in love with Laneige, 3CE and Skinfood. My first skincare kit i got from Laneige and since then i've been obsessed to get the natural beauty look that always emphasized in any korean culture and media.

    Beside Skincare and cosmetics, I really want to buy something from the local fashion brands, because every single people in Korea knows how to dress, so i assure the local brand will catch my eyes! Looking forward to 8seconds and Style Nanda

    And I just can not NOT buy korean snack! I'm a 떡볶이and 붕어빵 mania!! Also korean snacks have a lots of flavor and cute packaging, never get enough for the korean snacks! (and when i say snack, Honey butter chips is a MUST!)

    So yeah, there will be 3 things that should be on my list,
    -Korean Cosmetics & Skincare
    -Korean Local Fashion brand items
    -Signature snacks!

  • 2017-01-09 11:16
    My 'must-buy' Korean shopping item is Korean Cosmetic products because Korean cosmetic products are so good to help maintain our skin health and radiance. Also people around the globe recognize its effectiveness and packaging creativity.

  • 2017-01-09 11:21
    My 'must-buy' Korean shopping items are Korean cosmetic products and Korean ginseng. I choose these two products because it is not only good for my health but as well it makes me experience the other good side of Korea.

  • 2017-01-09 11:56
    My 'must-buy' Korean shopping item is Korean traditional accessories. I choose this because of its very intricate and sophisticated designs that fits any age range.

  • 2017-01-11 17:58
    My 'must-buy' Korean shopping item is a traditional korean seal - dojang. I choose this because it's an unique, interesting souvenir, which I can buy only in Korea. Using her I will always think about Korea.

  • 2017-01-11 18:08
    Once we go to Korea, we will find various shopping places all around Seoul Busan and juju. If food hunting is included on the shopping materials, I’m sure the list will be long. Doing shopping in Korea is something interesting and you have to do that. For me the must buy shopping item in Korea is the fashion item and cosmetics, because Korean style is very different, somewhat chic and edgy and also glam. It has a unique style that people can say you’re like Korean girl or you look like Korean people and cosmetics can make your skin glows perfectly. We can buy the stuff at myeongdong, Gangnam underground, and malls around dongdaemun. You can find Korean fashion item from hat to foot there like various kinds of hat, skirts, tops, jackets, coat, shoes etc.
    Beside the fashion item, we should do the food hunting because Korean foods are irresistible; this is the list of food that you should buy
    1. Tteokpokki, you can find it everywhere but if you really a fan, you should go to sindangdong tteokpoki road
    2. Galbi, look for samwon garden restaurant or other Korean bbq restaurant to taste how Korean beef fulfill your craving
    3. Twigim, you can find it near hongdae and myeongdong and also dongdaemun
    4. Eomuk, best combination with tteokpoki, can find it as street food
    5. Gukwa ppang, delicious taste when you eat fresh after cooked.
    6. Grilled squid on the street food at myeongdong

  • 2017-01-09 17:33
    A 'must buy' shopping item in Korea that I've been dreamed is just Banana Flavored Milk from Korea. Here the reasons why:
    -I'm falling love with its scrumptious taste since my neighbour gave it to me as souvenirs almost 10 years ago but the taste still lingering on my tongue till now.
    -Even it can be found in my country, Malaysia, the price is triple expensive than Korea market price. Thus, I hope, if I fly (since I've never been there) to Korea I could drink and buy Banana Flavored Milk as many as I wanted..
    -The Korean version of Banana Flavored Milk packaging is so unique(if I not mistaken it was inspired by Korean Jar), cute and easy to hold whereby you can't even see the packaging in any other countries..
    -The product had appointed popular ambassador such as Lee Min Ho that attract lots of people to love the beverage as many as they love Lee Min Ho

  • 2017-01-12 19:12
    My "must buy" shopping list in Korea:
    1. Pororo merchandise. I want BIG PORORO ^O^ It's so cute.
    2. Kimchi. I like kimchi so much. The test is good, and good for healt too. In here, Indonesia, there are some people selling kimchi. But I really want to eat original Korean kimchi.
    2. Coat. Coat made in Korea is stylish and warm. It's so cute, I like the models.
    3. Ramyun pot. I always see it in Korean drama. I want to try it, eating ramyun using the pot.
    4. Hanbook. It so beautiful and cute, I want to having hanbook. Maybe when wearing it feels must be like in Korean drama. I excited to it.

  • 2017-01-09 13:52
    My must buy shopping in Korea would be Korean Beauty products , Skin care Kit , Face glowing cream and Hair longevity oils etc because i fully believe these Korean Products are of International Standard and best quality , also available on reasonable prices . These products show best results .

  • 2017-01-09 22:21
    My must buy shopping in Korea are Cosmetic Kit , Body Lotion , Body Energy Kit In order to keep my self fit &sound with excellent looking . I think these Korean products are available on fair prices and have international name in world market .

  • 2017-01-12 02:59
    1. snacks snacks and snacks!!!! i would try all of the sweet drinks aswell
    2. korean mandu for sure!
    3. and a t-shirt with "i love SEOUL" title ;D

  • 2017-01-10 22:39
    m y k o r e a s h o p p i n g l i s t :

    - local movie dvds for my father and myself (as I'm a korean art-house movie addict)
    - k-pop relics (i listen kpop songs daily, I'm definitely a fan)
    - k-cosmetics for my family (mother, sister)
    - something cute for my little sister (e.g. the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games Mascots: Soohorang and Bandabi)

  • 2017-01-19 16:24
    My must buy item in Korea is 'Korea Premium', especially K-ribbon items-outstanding consumer goods in the categories of Food and Cuisine, Hanbok , Crafts and Traditional culture.I like Korean items because they are stylish, royal , colorful and unique. I really love Korea and its tradition and custom.

  • 2017-01-16 00:38
    my must-buy item in korea are...
    1) Korean metal spoon and chopstick.
    Their authentic shape makes them special because it's not like any other common spoon and chopstick where you can find outside korea. Even though the spoon is quiet different, but it have an ergonomic shape for mouth. The thin metal chopstick also quiet hard to use but it's god to train your finger and concentration. It also can be a good souvenir to give to friends and family, moreover with the not that expensive price.
    2) Korea extreme snack, canned Bondegi, to test 'are you brave enough'. I'm sure it would be so much fun to try it with friends who's waiting for my korean snack as the souvenir in my home country.
    3) Korean Kimchi. My friend said that the taste of the one that sold in korea have different taste (more delicious) than the one sold in our country. I would like to buy this for this friend.

  • 2017-01-12 00:01
    My must-buy-lits when I am in South Korea:
    1. I want to buy Korean snack such as Banana milk/바나나 우유, potato honey chips, instant ramyeon, coffee, etc because I'm highly curious how it tastes! How it can be very famous!
    2. I want to buy Korean brand cosmetic. As you know, South Korean is very famous with its cosmetic. How can we ignore it? Kkk
    3. I want to buy clothes! Imagine how I will look when I wear clothes that similar with Korean idol. Lol!
    4. It's a must to buy KPOP merchandises! Everything about KPOP! I am living in fangirling world! Heol!
    5. Don't forget to buy Korean foods. Tteoppokki, jjajangmyun, odeng, 너무 마시다! You come to South Korea without taste the Korean foods? It's a waste!
    6. Go to Celebrities' cafe and try all the menus! Dont forget to buy the mug or bottle (Mouse and Rabbit).
    7. South Korean = Samsung = LG. I want to buy phone! I wish I can get one that similar with Kim Bok Joo's phone.
    8. I want to but stample. It will be great to have stamples from other country. Yessss!
    9. I want to buy polaroid camera. I really want it! It's often used by K-Idols.
    10. The last, I want to buy concert ticket! Since I can't watch a single KPOP concert in my country because the money and the distance T.T.
    Those are my must-buy-lists. Do you agree with me?

  • 2017-01-11 05:33
    For me not the most wanted but the thing i want the most right now is Korean stationery. I really need it now because I'm preparing for toefl and topik exams and i need to make a lot of notes and use a lot of notebooks, sticky papers and pens. Korea is famous for its cute and various cute products like stationery and different couple items. Most of girls like everything cute and when its made in comfortable form for everyday use you just cannot come and do not buy it. i think such cute items stimulate and make you happy.
    Second, these are humidifier and water mist to make my environment better for my health and Polaroid camera to make snapshots of time spent in Korea and places visited there.
    And the last - Korean snakes. Only in Korea chips with coca-cola and yogurt tastes can be found. Moreover I am a fan of everything that has green tea flavor <3 And in Korea you can find coffee, ice-cream, snacks and more other different things with this flavor.

    Though Korea is famous for its cosmetics, clothes and kpop/kdrama items all that things can now be bought with the help of internet and international delivery. But the moment when you're going to shop and looking at all that cute stationary staff or that shelves in market full with snacks and drinks will make an unforgettable memories for all entire life!

  • 2017-01-12 12:03
    My Must Buy item list in Korea :

    1. Samsung Newest Smartphone
    2. Samsung Gaming PC / Laptop
    3. Samsung Newest Camera
    4. Korean Famous Ginseng
    5. Korean Cosmetic item like BB Cream
    6. Masker Pack

    Reason:
    1.Yes we all know Korea most famous brand for smartphone is Samsung so if you want to buy a smartphone then you have to buy Samsung newest one.
    2. i didn't know Samsung release PC/Laptop for gaming purpose, but if it yes, it will be a pleasure to have one.
    3. Using my camera i will have record the good view of Korea itself, such as good panoramic season in Winter.
    everybody who love the photo / video will have a question, where is the photo took at? and i will surely answer it was in Korea. and Korean Tourist will raised of course.
    4. Ginseng is good for healthy, and i want to give it as a present for my mom before she was passed away :'(
    5. My Young sister is crazy about Korean idol and really love BB cream to have. i think i will give it to her.
    6. Masker Pack, when anyone come from Korea. you will be gifted minimum 1 pack of this masker pack. why? because it was very famous in Korea. and every girl love it!. i will surely give it to my girlfriend.

    Thank you

  • 2017-01-09 18:30
    My must-buy item I think is their nice clothes.I really love korean fashion, even their clothes aren't from a known brand or something, but theyare really nice and good quality.

  • 2017-01-09 19:14
    'Must-Buy' Items :
    1. BTS Album (Kpop album mostly)
    why? asking why?
    as a Kpop Fangirl who got a chance to go Korea, be able to visit is like a gift. and aside from visiting our oppars entertainment office, buying a BTS album is a must!
    because it's could be mean a lot, not just for us fans, but for the BTS too.
    experience things like buying the original one, and feels like the native Korean fans, who spend everyday life 24/7 in Korea. this Album will be a memories forever.
    2. Kpop Merchandise.
    Lightstick, Tumbler, T-shirt, and any official goods we almost just seen it online is a dream item!
    this is a basic item especially for me who planned to attend the BTS Wings Seoul Concert in the next February.

    i would be really happy if i happened to be chosen as winner, even if just got the Gift Pack. ^^

  • 2017-01-09 17:06
    My 'must buy' Korean item will definitely be the wonderful skin cares that are available there. Where else can I get my fix of Korean skin cares in one place, if not in Myeongdong? With prices cheaper than in my own country and the many free gifts given by the shop, whats not to love? I also have to go to Namdaemun and get all the pretty brooches to bring back home. Lastly, on my must buy list, would be all the kpop albums, for me and my friends...

  • 2017-01-13 02:07
    my must buy shopping list,
    1- clothes, coat, bags, shoes and several thing from dong daemon shop because the most popular shop in Seoul and it has new trend line of clothes and cheaper.
    2- then i'll buy make up and masks because the Korean Products use natural material..
    3- Korea is famous for its culture and art so i'll buy many souvenir.
    4- i like Korean food so i'll buy many Ingredients like glass nodel, Korean soybean paste (doenjang), and Korean chili pepper flakes (gochugaru) because it is hard to get in my country .
    5- last but not least i'll buy gloves and socks

  • 2017-01-13 02:59
    my must buy korean shopping items are :
    I will buy dress and jacket because l like korean fashion they have special style
    I will buy makeup because the korean makeup are the best and national
    I will buy koran food because i really love koran food .
    And i will buy laptop and mobile because koren are the best country in technology
    national

  • 2017-01-17 11:35
    My must-buy shopping list in Korea:
    First off is of course FOOD! KOREAN FOOD!!! You need to beat the energy gap when travelling especially in Korea, which requires a lot of walking! ;) Korean food hunting is always exciting!
    Second is KOREAN COSMETICS! Makeup has been a necessity in the professional world and it's cheaper to buy Korean cosmetics in Korea itself. It's quality product while it does not break your bank. Also, cosmetic shops in Korea offers discount prices and lots of freebies!!!
    Third is the cute little things like character socks, hair tie, caps and bags plus other items/accessories that would make you stand out.
    Last but not the least is KPOP/KDRAMA merchandises!!!!! This is really a must! Every traveler who visits Korea is a fan of KPOP or KDRAMA! So this cannot be forgotten.

  • 2017-01-10 21:22
    ~I want to buy the motorcycles like used gominam (park shin hye) in the drama 'you are beautiful', but because it was definitely expensive, I "must buy" a helmet like her,
    ~I also "must buy" a set of sutgarak and jeotgarak, a stainless bowl, pot ramyeon, I would use it three times a day when I eat.
    ~I "must buy" a korean lunch box (dosirak) which I will bring to the workplace.
    ~I "must buy" a yellow bike like as Han Ji Eun's bike (full house drama),
    ~I "must buy" red and white hanbok like as Jang Geum-style.
    ~and, I "must buy" a jacket as goblin-style.
    becoz all of them are very cute, very nice and very cool. i love it!!! ❤❤❤

  • 2017-01-11 13:52
    What I like are:
    - The latest fashion trend like oversized tee or sweater or shoes or ankle pant, because I love the K-fashion!
    - The snacks like the mini brownie, cookies, ramyeon, banana milk, barley tea, corn tea because they are so yummy
    - The accesories from drama like the dolls from Goblin or any other drama that airing.

  • 2017-01-11 15:08
    Being an avid fan of Kpop and Kdrama for more than 10 years (I don't even remember since when), I have seen enough of Korean shopping streets on TV and have been jolting down what kind of stuffs that I want to buy when I go to Seoul myself. My 'must-buy' Korean shopping items are:
    1. Skin care products such as facial wash, toner, essence, moisturizer, face mask, lip care, ect. I have tried several korean brands and it works like magic on me because some products use the finest natural ingredients. My sensitive, dehydrate skin is happy. The packagings are also so cute and adorable, I can't resist them! Definitely going to try more products if I ever had chance to go to Korea someday.
    2. Makeup products especially lipsticks and bb cushions. I love bb cushions, especially laneige bb cushion. I'd love to know more new inovation from Korean brands, they always surprise me with their new and fresh idea.
    3. Fashion items like coats, shoes, glasses to get Korean trendy looks. I'd like to discover more Korean clothing line, especially the one that gives a very good price. I also want a new, fashionable, good quality glasses frame for my myopic eyes.
    4. Books. It's really hard for us foreigners to get good Korean learning books in local bookstore. I don't really like buying online from overseas because the shipping fee is quite expensive. I have been eyeing some good books for foreign learner, and definitely going to buy them.
    5. Korean ginseng for my parents. I want my parents to have a long live. They have to see me and my sibling reach our success and have a good future, thanks to them for raising us well.
    6. Cute stuffs like stationeries, magnets, notes, plushies, key chains, socks, brooches, korean traditional handcrafts. They will make a very good souvenirs for my family and friends.
    7. The last but not the least is food. Who doesn't love food? I want to try Korean food in Korea. From street food, Korean signature dishes, desserts, coffee, to snacks to be brought to my home country.

    Thank you for hosting the giveaway, Visit Korea. I hope you can honor me as one of the lucky winners ^^

  • 2017-01-11 16:50
    I always put a supermarket visit on my travel list. There is nothing better than an hour spent pushing a cart at an air conditioned space, puzzling over many unfamiliar foods. I would have grabbed everything in Lotte Mart Seoul Station if not because of limited baggage allowance. But there are ‘must buy’ items instead of all kinds of snacks, instant noodles, ginseng tea, soju, and food stuff here. And here they are:
    1. Market O Real Brownie (a famous snack manufacturer in Korea). My Korean friends told me that it’s made of organic ingredients so they feed their toddlers with this! We like it a lot too!
    2. Beef broth powder. Koreans uses it on soup, porridge, and even fried rice. It is very delicious with intense meat flavour.
    3. Binggrae’s Banana Flavored Milk is like one of the ‘popular’ Korean drink. They tend to have it after a relaxing session of jimjilbang (korean hot bath) too. I can understand why; it is sweet, creamy with a mild banana flavour.
    4. Sweet, sticky, and spicy tteokbokki (spicy rice cake) snack. This is so addictive!

  • 2017-01-09 14:53
    My 'must-buy' Korean shopping items are Korean ginseng and pororo items which i love the most

  • 2017-01-12 17:32
    My must buy item in Korea:
    1. Gingseng : this is for my parents
    2. Cosmetic : specially Etude, this is for my best friends.
    3. Banana milk: this is for myself, i really love it
    4. Honey Tong Tong: this is the favorite snack for my friends in the office.
    5. K-pop merchandise: of course for myself :)
    6. Fashion item : for me and for my best friend

  • 2017-01-12 21:27
    Must-Buy Shopping item, I'll take advantage to buy cosmetics. because I really liked the korean cosmetics i'm as K-beauty Lover, so I buy a Korean cosmetics, especially Cosmetic brand where hard to get in my country.
    Then I'll buy a healthy beverage such as red ginseng which is already in the pack in the form of teas, Korean citron tea (Yujacha) and also herbal medicine korea.
    I also want to buy unique handicrafts korea, i think knick-knack made in korea is very cute and unique, such as Hanbok craft and bokjumeoni( lucky pouch)
    Lastly I want to enjoy a holiday by playing in a playground such as lotte world in seoul.

  • 2017-01-13 04:48
    My must buy in Korea list

    1-Korean Cosmetic Facial Beauty, for example cream, masks, charcoal Soap, because that korean cosmetics are really fantastic to get a beautiful skin.
    2-Instant Camera because I like the pictures and I want to record every moment in Korea.My must-buy items are:
    3-Korean Souvenir for example keychain, flag, couple figurine...and everybody knows a little bit of korea
    4-Korean Dictionary ; If I need further clarification or cannot find a word I will then refer to my Korean Dictionary.
    5-Korean Snack: Tteokbokki and Ppushu Ppushu Smash Noodle are my favorites
    Thank you!!!
    6- Good music for example, exo, shinee, super junior,

  • 2017-01-09 19:53
    My 'must buy' items to shopping in Korea:
    1. Kpop Album and Marchandise... especially BTS Album n Marchandise officially... B'coz I'm a BTS fangirl n' a proud for me if i can buy it in Korea.
    2. Skincare products such as Laneige,innesfree,Nature Collection,etc.. bcoz It is all good n high quality
    3. Dress n Clothing
    Bcoz i like korean fashion

  • 2017-01-09 22:53
    My must buy Koeran products are
    1. Stainless Steel Chopsticks because i love to eat with chopsticks
    2. Innisfree beauty products, i love this brand
    3. Korean language book for improve my korean speaking skill

  • 2017-01-10 16:18
    Whenever I come to Korea, I always buy an eyeglass frame (sometimes 3 at a time) and I even bought contact lenses before as well. Most people probably don't know about this but with great prices (at half the cost back home) and with even better quality, I think I own about six frames now. They're a great way to help change your look and accessorize your outfit, that's why it's number one on my "must-by" shopping list.

    • 2017-01-10 17:24
      ans the fastest service too! got my glasses in less than 30 minutes!!

  • 2017-01-10 17:52
    My 'must-buy' items in Korea are:
    1. Korean red ginseng or ‘hongsam’ in Korean as it is one of the 10 food items to enhance the immune system.
    2. Traditional handicrafts and I also want to experience making traditional handicrafts in workshops around Insadong and Bukchon Hanok Village areas

  • 2017-01-10 22:40
    To me I wanna buy handmade goods was held Christmas Market in Yeouido Hangang Park:) I will buy the unique and give them to my family and my friends^^

  • 2017-01-10 23:52
    My must buy are the Korean snack sold at the super market . With so many different type of snack , one can never get bored of or sick of the snack . The freshly made Korean side dish also sold at the super market is the best . I will always buy them back to my country , my absolutely must have during my meals .

  • 2017-01-11 00:00
    My must buy in korea is a name seal for my friends and relatives with design I made by myself. There is a rich variety of seal materials, patterns, I even found seals for couples, so cute~~ for me, its one of the best things that represent korean tradition and spirit.

  • 2017-01-11 00:04
    It's hard to only pinpoint one must-buy item as there are many charming things that Korea offers. I'd have to say though that Korean skincare items (perfect example: masks) would be at the top of my list. As Koreans have glowing skin, it's enough proof that their skincare and make-up products are great and is known to be advanced. I think Korean food/snacks are great to buy too, like the hotteok mix or O'sulloc's green tea milk spread since there's nothing else like it.

  • 2017-01-11 00:26
    My must buy items are: First a korean hanbok for me and my .because I love their traditinal hanbok especially for little girls. Second, I want to buy korean cosmetic products because they are the best for skin, hair, body ...
    then, the korean accessories because they re so cute and fashionable. Also I want to but some gifts for my family to remember Korea.
    My dream is to learn korean language so I m going to buy some books to help me learn it.

  • 2017-01-11 00:30
    My must buy item for Korea is Mistfull Collagen Sleeping Pack from Etude House(I'm interested in this one, but I would like to buy a variety of skin care products) because I believe good makeup begins with good skin. I would le like to buy skin care goods and inform myself better about skin care to better improve my makeup routine.

  • 2017-01-11 01:12
    My must-buy item are Korean cosmetics and different snacks. I've been able to buy some Korean skin care products and cosmetics that have worked perfectly on my skin (not only the packages are quite cute and distinct from other countries' brands, but they're of good quality, at least those I've tried such as face masks, bb creams, etc. These products have actually made my skin softer, less dry and reduced my acne), different from other products I've used from other countries and brands. Also, by watching videos on Youtube I really want to buy Korean snacks, those that can't be found anywhere else because of their distinct flavors (of course I would love trying street food too and local sweets). I would surely gain some weight, but it would be worth it.

  • 2017-01-11 01:20
    Whenever I go to abroad, there are typical things, that I always buy some souvenirs, meals and experience. So if I can go to Korea, I would like to buy:
    1. Refrigerator magnet, it’s small, but a piece of Korea, what I can give to my relatives, my friends, who exactly don’t fall in love with Korea. Yet.
    2. Gimbap on the street to feel myself as a Korean just for some minutes.
    3. Tickets, so I can see the traditional and modern Seoul

  • 2017-01-11 01:22
    My must-buy items are K-beauty Innisfree and Holika Holika products because I have already ordered a few and I am fully staisfied with the quality. IMust buy items are as well: anything that my mother wants because she's really fond of the country and my only wish would be to be able and take her there.

  • 2017-01-11 05:01
    My must buy list is :
    1- to buy the korean flag because it's rare to find it in Egypt and i want to put it on my room's wall.
    2- to buy Hanbok because we don't have it in Egypt or even the cloth material itself.
    3-to buy Hanji products and souvenirs because i wrote a research about it before and always wanted to have one of those lovely products just like fans and many hand crafts.
    4-to buy Korean oriental medicines and herbs because I have heard it works with my medical condition.
    5-to buy a camera because I'm a reporter for korea clickers and i need a camera to record every moment in Korea.
    6-to buy cosmetics and hair care products because i heard it's the best in the world.
    7- to buy kakao talk friends souvenirs as i always wanted to have it.

  • 2017-01-19 21:23
    My must-buy Korean shopping item is hanbok because it is extremely beautiful and elegant https://flic.kr/p/GUAs7Q

  • 2017-01-19 22:18
    I have been suffering with cystic acne for about 9 years till now .I tried almost everything including the powerful Isotretinoine but nothing have worked with me .. recently I've known about the Amazing skin care regimen in Korea and I am amazed by the good reviews from people around the world so I really really want to try getting products from Korea as it is so hard to get it here in Egypt also due to the high cost so my list (and it is actually my waiting list ) is
    COSRX ONE STEP PIMPLE CLEAR PADS
    [COSRX] Centella Blemish Ampule
    [COSRX] Acne Pimple Master 24 patches
    [Etude house] AC Clean up Pink Powder Spot
    [Innisfree] Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask
    Troipeel H+ Cream
    Nature republic snail solution skin booster
    Triopeel H+ cream
    KLAIRS FRESHLY JUICED DROP VITAMIN C SERUM
    COSRX oil free ultra-moisturizing lotion
    COSRX Centella Blemish Cream
    COSRX BHA skin returning A-sol
    Carbonated bubble clay mask
    Also I am really interested in going to Korea It has been my dream since my high school trying new food new culture that sounds really amazing for me I know how to cook the Korean food but I am lack of the materials for it I really hope I win ! that is my dream since so long Thanks

  • 2017-01-19 23:08
    Being a korean fan over the years makes anything connected to korea is a must buying list for me I love anything and everything that reminds me of the great time I had while watching their dramas and movies and listening to their song but I won't be greedy if I one day happen to have a chance to buy stuff from korea my buying list will surly includes
    *Simple beautiful Hanbok
    *korean metal chopsticks and spoon
    *The cute small milk bottles
    *and as wired as it seems but my list will sure include socks
    *And for sure stuffed animals over the years I saw so many cute stuffed animals that I felt in love with "despite the fact that I am in my twenties" I would love to buy maybe a brown bear , a white and pink bunny and a cute Goblin

  • 2017-01-11 09:29
    -Korean character merchandise. I love korean animation such as Pororo, Larva, Line and Kakao talk. They are so cute so I want to buy it as souvenir for myself^^. I want to buy big pororo at Pororo shop in Everland.


    -Kimchi even now it's more easy to find kimchi in Indonesia but, the variations of kimchi is not enough. So, I want go back to Korea, I will buy Kimchi in large pack for sharing with my family and my friends


    -Strawberry and dried persimmon. I'm so curious with Korean fresh strawberry and dried persimmon so I hope I can taste it and also can share with my friends and family about the taste of Korea strawberry and persimmon.


    Wish me luck, I hope I can be a winner of souvenir package because I really want to collect more of Pororo souvenir. So far, I have Pororo & friends plush dolls and action figurerines^^.

  • 2017-01-20 13:24
    My must buy shopping list is definitely food! The places where I can buy Korean snacks are only a very small selection, I always look forward to going abroad to buy snacks to bring back home! Definitely want to buy kimchi, as it's one of my grandma's favourite and she would eat a small packet with her dinner ^^ and my friends and cousins love the different sweets and seaweed! My other must buy item is in Dongdaemun! Really want to go fabric and craft shopping, it's one of the things I really love doing, being able to see alot of fabrics I could use and all the different lace and crafting items! Next would definitely be clothes! I always love seeing the different clothes and styles come out! Lastly it would be Korean cosmetics! I love how most things are in really cute packaging which makes me want to buy them all! Especially face and hand creams! Everything that I would like to buy which also make amazing souvenirs for my family and friends so they can also try them!

  • 2017-01-11 14:01
    My 'must buy items' if I get to travel to Korea is concert and musical tickets. I want to enjoy my travelling time by watching concerts and musicals which I can't watch in my country. I also want to buy Korean foods and try them all, it must be very interesting to taste Korean famous culinary in Korea. Oh and I also want to buy things that will always remind me of my travelling time in Korea, such as specific accessories from each destination so I will never forget my wonderful time I spent there.

  • 2017-01-11 14:18
    it's hard to pick one must-buy because i have so many must-buy when i will go to korea. one of my must-buy is the pot that korean people usually use to make ramen. because when i watch korean drama, they make a ramen with the pot and look so yummy. i once was buy the pot which look like that in my country. but, when i made a ramen, they didn't have yummy look as seen in the drama. that's why i believe, if i make ramen, it will look so yummy if i use the pot from korea ㅋㅋㅋㅋ~
    wish i have it someday :))

  • 2017-01-11 14:19
    1. Memories and food. Nothing can't compare memories that I earn from travelling, and food is the real heaven in earth.
    2. Rice cooker. I want to buy a rice cooker in Korea. Maybe you think it's same when I buy one in my country, but the truth is different. The real "made in Korea" rice cooker really can make the rice feel better and more yummy.
    3. And I want to buy kpop albums and stuff for collections ;)
    4. Shoes and jackets, socks (because the pictures of the socks all so cute)
    5. Korean red pepper, I'm gonna make kimchi when I come back from South Korea.

  • 2017-01-11 14:36
    My 'must buy' Korean items are:
    - Korean cosmetics, the reason it's because everyone already known that korean cosmetics is really good to get a beautiful skin and it's hard to find in my country
    - INFINITE's official stuff, the reason is because i'm an infinite's stan now and it'll be fun that i can buy everything about infinite at their origin country
    - Books, i just found some books that korean people made and i loved it, i also want to learn their language by their books
    - Korean cute stuff and fashion, there's so many stuff that i really want to have but only available in Korea, and that's why i really want to buy them at there and take a vacation at the same time ㅋㅋ

  • 2017-01-11 14:46
    My must-buy items will be fashion and skin-care products, where the shops are everywhere to be found. Korean has the best cool and stylish fashion ever! It feels like I can be stylish like my idol.
    The skin-care products are really good and make k-pop idols looks young and fresh everytime. The products' also have cute packaging and characters!^^
    The most important is I must buy korean ginseng which is known as a secret recipe for korean people's health, and i would like to try every korean street foods because it looks tasty, even if I've tried it in my country, the taste will be different and i want to taste the real korean foods.
    The last is not a must-buy item but I will buy my favorite k-pop groups album, it's cheaper because I don't need to pay the shipping fee!!

  • 2017-01-11 14:59
    My must buy items are cosmetics because cosmestic in Korea are so cheap than my country. When I was on Korea I bought so many products. From skin care, hair care, and etc.

  • 2017-01-11 15:22
    My must buy items in Korea there so many :) , i want to buy korean product that not we find it in another country. I will sort it based on my priority
    1. Hanbok
    Why hanbok??? Hanbok is korean traditional clothes, that i can't find it as much as beutiful if i buy it directly in korea, even in korea hanbok is expensive, i want to buy it when i come to Korea. I think hanbok is cpmbination nature harmony in korea. I like it so much.
    2. Korean food street
    I think i must buy korean food street like ttepokki odeng etc when i come to korea. Although there are many of korean restaurant in the world, but buy korean foodnin korea will be amazing experience
    3. 동자 post stamp
    Why??? I want to have post stamp with my name in hangeul that i can buy it by costum that we want. I really want to buy it.
    3. Ginseng
    Korea famous with ginseng, and my family like ginseng so much, ginseng can be best souvenirs for my family
    4. K-Pop stuff
    I think when we travel to korea we must buy K-Pop stuff, because we can buy original our favorite kpop stuff there.
    5. Kosmetic and skin care
    Why??? Actually because korean have good quality and famous product of kosmetics

    사랑해 ♡

  • 2017-01-11 20:00
    1-My 'must-buy' Korean shopping item is a traditional korean seal I particularly loved the traditional Korean stuff
    2- Clothing traditional korean Because it's beautiful and elegant clothes Such as hanbok

    3- Korean books such as :The Vegetarian - please take care of my mother .And other books
    4- Kpop Albums : Stars of Korean music because it is distinctive and charming music
    I love korea very much

  • 2017-01-11 21:06
    hi.my must buy items of korea are just few things i love korean dresses like simple and beautiful coats,mini froks and jackets etc.I also like hand bags of korea which are very beautiful and classy And i want to visit korea once in my life because i love many things of korea and its my one and only dream to visit korea with lots of fun :)

  • 2017-01-11 21:58
    Hello,
    I really really like to visit Korea because I like everything about Korea. If I get the chance to visit Korea,
    I must buy
    1. Korean Natural Face sheet mask, Korean skin cosmotics, Hair Oils, Korean fashion clothes and Couple clothes
    2. I must taste Korean Foods and drinks specially Kimchi, Bulgogi, Noodle, Bibimbam, Soju and others
    3. I must buy or try Hanbok
    4. I must Visit pallaces, Namsan, Choengyechan, Hangang and other places I can speak Hangugeo studied by my self. Generally, I can't write all Beautiful things about Korea that I know and want to taste and buy. Finally, I want to show to the world about what they can learn from Smart country Korea감사합니다ᆞ

  • 2017-01-11 23:50
    My 'must-buy' shopping item in Korea:
    -Traditional Handicrafts, Accessories, Hanbok: since they represent korean history and culture, and are not available for purchase anywhere else.
    -Clothing and Shoes (shoes, socks, and T-shirts) because they are incredibly cute and I love cute things they make me happy.
    -K-pop goods BTS (CD/DVD,pillows, photo books) because I’m a big fan of them and it’s will be cool if I buy their merchandise in Korea.
    -Food (Gimbap, Ramyun, Kimchi, Tteokbokki, Tteok, Hotteok, Pepero, BananaMilk, Coffee Milk, Milkis, Shrimp Snacks, Ssal ro ppung, Chapsal yakgwa, Injulmi rice ball, Chocolate Corns, Kkokkalcorn, Lotte’s Kancho Choco Biscuits, Lotte’s Happy Promise Custard Cakes, Orion Tiramisu Soft Cupcake) because Korean food is amazing.
    -Make up and skincare because Korean cosmetics are leaders in the beauty and skincare industry.

  • 2017-01-12 00:29
    My must buy items from Korea :
    1-Natural Makeup (because I can't find these things from my Country) I want these Makeup to give these to my Mather in here birthday she work hard this year and she need it so I want surprise her. I hope I can win to make my Mather happy.
    2- I want to buy Noodles because I want to taste it.
    3- I want to buy CD music to my lovely singer Jks.
    4- I want to buy Hanbok to my sister because she really love Korean Culture.
    5- I want to buy Korean clothes because I love Korean fashion.

  • 2017-01-12 00:49
    Hanbok !!
    I know everyone will say this is totally a normal thing that represents Korea, but for me it's not the obvious thing ^^

    few months ago I had the honors to welcome two prestigious Hanbok makers named "Misook Cho" & "SeungHae Yi"
    they stayed in Egypt for one month to represent to us Egyptians the Art of Hanbok making, we had two group .. beginners & professionals.

    they taught the beginners how to make "jima" in a modern way and the professionals how to make full traditional Hanbok, although I was just there to be as a mediator between them and Egyptian students as a fashion designer here in Egypt, to help make every thing understandable and easy, I couldn't resist the urge to participate in making a Hanbok by my hand. My Oh my !! the procedures .. the technicality .. the precision of cutting sewing and executing it's just what I love !

    Unfortunatly they didn't have extra fabric for me, as this fabric they brought it with them from korea .. but there were some peices left .. small peices .. but i was able to make a contemporary infused egyptian hanbok. I was delighted and over the moon.

    since getting involved in making one, I can't wait to go Korea and buy me a traditional Hanbok & ofcourse some Korean fabrics to make a full Hanbok instead of the one I made.

    I don't know what will I do if this happened to me , but let's wait and see ^^

  • 2017-01-12 01:45
    so many things that i will buy in korea , but most want me to buy is a cup of coffe.sit while enjoying the atmosphere at night in winter see snow outside the window and just think that everything will be fine and I would smile

  • 2017-01-09 13:23
    My 'must-buy' shopping list in Korea is Korean learning books. There are some books to learn Koren in Indonesia bookstore, but most of them are not a good book. So, if I go to Korea, the first thing I have to buy are various book to learn Korean. With those books, I can learn Korean better & I can earn more money when I fluent in Korean. With those money, I can go back & forth to Korea in the future. Then, buy more various Korean products, like cosmetic, accesories, foods, etc. Thats why I must buy those books~~ xD

  • 2017-01-09 15:30
    Korean Street Food Tour! Eat all the various delicious street foods.

  • 2017-01-12 14:51
    I think cosmetics are a must, since there are top class brands that are above pretty much the rest of the world's.
    But there are a lot of fun things to buy also. Of course, K-pop albums and goods, which are really hard to get outside Korea. I think a fun thing to get would be a Kigurumi (that animal-pijama clothes).
    Also, I'd include Korean snacks, which bring a lot of joy to the people in other countries, there are a lot of interesting and delicious Korean snacks, and the best part is they are very cheap and easy to get.
    And last but not least, clothes! there are great and cheap options everywhere!

  • 2017-01-09 15:35
    Another things that i must buy if i visit Korea is Korean Souvenirs and Handcraft because it's very unique, colorful and have a beautiful pattern. Korea has a proud history of excellence in arts and crafts; for example, najeongchilgi, folding fans, and luck pouches. There's no better way to remember your time in Korea than by taking home one of these lovingly-crafted, traditional pieces. Folding fans, essential items during the summer, are also excellent souvenirs to consider. I really want to buy many beautiful Korean traditional souvenirs such as Bokjumeoni luck pouches, mini-quilts, knots, or charms embroidered with traditional Korean patterns. Buying souvenirs for myself or gifts for friends and family back home is always an enjoyable part of the travel experience.

  • 2017-01-12 14:55
    Must Buy for me every time I visit Korea are the following:
    1. Any item related to my favorite actor Hyun Bin like products he endorses (currently Mediheal, Twosome Place, K2 etc..) or souvenir items from his movies and past dramas. Aside from the joy it brings, this is my way of supporting my idol. <3
    2. Korean Cosmetics - because there's a wide selection, latest products and cheaper in price if we purchase it from there
    3. Clothes, Bags, Shoes & Accessories - because there are a lot of affordable and trendy items all over Korea

  • 2017-01-09 15:41
    My must buy item are Korean skincare products mostly from Laniege, Innisfree and COSRX also Kpop Idol Merchandise in my case Super Junior ones. The one who introduced Korea to me is Super Junior and until now I'm their fan and after knowing Super Junior it expand to Kdrama and finally Kbeauty, I tried several items and those brand works for my problem so I can't help but to purchase them more.

  • 2017-01-12 19:47
    1. Korean cosmetics.. since I love Korean cosmetics and korean cosmestics price is so expensive in Indonesia, so if I get chance to go to Korea I'll buy korean cosmetics first.
    2. Korean fashion
    Korea have a uniqe fashion, korean fashion for girl is so cute, good quality and the most important the price isn't expensive. In indonesia if u want to buy clothes wich have good quality, u must pay with high price.
    3. Korean food
    In Indonesia there are a lot of Korean restorant but the price is so expensive and sometimes the taste a bit different
    4. K-pop
    If I go to Korea, exactly must buy K-pop album, lightstick, and go to fansign
    5. Ginseng
    This ia very important part. If I go to korea I want to buy ginseng, because there's no ginseng in Indonesia and Korea is the city of ginseng so I should buy this.... I really hope I can go to Korea

  • 2017-01-09 16:22
    I like to purchase Korean musical instruments, long dresses, handcrafts and traditional you, because my Keith and kin's want to see Korea, fill Korea and enjoy Korea in form of those real Korean Gift.

  • 2017-01-12 20:52
    My must buy items in korea are:
    Jeju Folk Village Honey,
    Jeju horse bone supplement,
    Jeju Orange chocolate,
    6 years Ginseng extract,
    Banana Milk for sure!
    Starbucks cup at convenience store,
    Clothes! such like spao my favorite!!
    Kpop album,
    Korean snakcs,
    Korean cosmetic is a must! Odbo is my fav and Laneige too! another brand too!
    also Seawed for mix it in kimbap, like from 'uri ban',
    and of course soju!!

    And i want to buy korean Samgyetang in packgaing that we can heat it up at home, seems like great! i really want to try it!

    so many things that i want to buy and try in korea. Hope i can try it in the future :-)

  • 2017-01-12 22:12
    My “MUST BUY ITEM” LIST:

    1. Tons of Korean Mask Sheets, I use this regularly! If I buy it directly in Korea the price will be way cheaper, and I will get more selections as well. I want to get unique mask like the kakaotalk, gudetama, and so on.

    2. Make-Up! I’m an avid user of Cushion and Lip Tints, so I’ll make sure to get enough stock for the whole year <3

    3. Korean Covenience Store Food & Drinks! I definitely want to drink Banana Milk everyday, and I also want to try new snacks like Green Tea Chocopie, also EXO pepero.

    4. K-Pop Album and Merchandise. I want to buy CDs of my favorite groups, also their merchandise. Going to COEX Artium is a must thing to do for a fangirl like me.

    5. Boglegel Doll from Goblin! This drama is like “Drama of the Year” with great plot, amazing cast, lovely OSTs, so on. That’s why I couldn’t help but to be interest with the Boglegel’s doll that Euntak has because it’s so cute and squishyyyyyy.

    6. Traditional Food & Drinks! I really want to go to the local markets and try various foods and drinks. It’s be super fun, and I can practice my Korean skills with all the vendors there.

    7. Starbucks Tumbler. Last Spring, I was very surprised to see how pretty the tumbler collections at Korea because it' very different from the ones in my country. The tumbler would be something useful for my daily life, and I can remember my trip to Korea everytime I see it.

    8. LINE & KakaoTalk Merchandises! I want to go to both stores because I really love both Brown and Ryan!! I think they're so cute and fluffy so I want to get little dolls for myself and also other cute souvenirs!

    9. KOREAN FRIED CHICKEN, I have tasted lots of chicken at korean restaurant in my country but I'm very curious on how tasty the authentic one will be!! P.S I specially want to try the one endorsed by EXO and BTS because I really like both groups.

  • 2017-01-09 16:57
    My 'must-buy' shopping item in Korea is KPOP Merchandise either unofficial but i want official items. Like lightstick, album, concert goods, socks, pillow, shirt, everything because me and my girlfriend loves Hallyu so much.

  • 2017-01-12 23:10
    안녕하세요

    If i'm go to Korea I will buy:
    1. Mantel and earmuff because korea very cold,
    2. Masker and cosmetic of Korea because i want my face clean and beauty like korean actris,
    3. Samsung Mobile Phone because Samsung is the brand from Korea, I want have Samsung mobile Phone Original Made in Korea and the price no expensive if i buy in korea.
    4. Shoes because i think shoes from Korea have a good quality,
    5. Hanbok because i love traditional clotes of Korea and i want have original hanbok from Korea,
    6. Line Souvenir because the nice gift for my family and my friend,
    7. Snack and candy of Korea is the best gift too for my family and my friend.

    감사합니다

  • 2017-01-12 23:23
    Must-Buy Shopping List When in Korea:

    1) Fashionable clothes from Dongdaemun, Edae, and other markets
    2) Delicious roasted seaweed from the markets
    3) Cute books and stationaries from Artbox, Kyobo, etc.
    4) Make up and skin care products from Myengdong area
    5) Souvenirs from Insadong like a personalized stamp
    6) Teas (citron, barley, etc.) to bring home
    7) Pretty handmade jewellery and accessories from Insadong, Myeongdong or Hongdae flea market
    8) Cool sunglasses and hats from Hongdae
    9) Kpop and drama items!
    10) All kinds of Home supplies from Daiso or other dollar stores

    That's my 10 must-buy items! ^^
    Reason: All these items are such good quality, reasonably priced, easy to get and unique to have good memories of Korea and enjoy it to the fullest!

  • 2017-01-13 03:00
    "Must buy "items:
    Hanbok , because when see then wearing it in korean dramas i find it reallu beautiful , gorgeous and fabulous
    And i wanted to try it but it's not available in my country
    Korean cosmetics , because it's components come from nature so it benefit the skin and makes it look bright
    Ginseng tea , it tastes great and it's not available In abundance in my contry
    All of EXO'S stuff because i love them si much that i feel like they are my source of happiness but i can't give them anything back except voting for them
    A good book for learning korean , because when i get the language from its country is much better than to get it from anywhere
    Couple things , because korea is famous for couple things and i want to wear it with my best friend
    Food , i love korean food this is enough for a reason
    Korean history book , because as a K-culture fan i must find out more about Korea's history from a trusted source

  • 2017-01-13 06:17
    Korean instant Ramen, i will buy lots of them when i go there since they are expensive here in my country. I will also look for CD/DVD of my favorite KPOP group

  • 2017-01-13 10:35
    I want to spend the time buy Korean skin care mask , product , and latest fashion shirt^

  • 2017-01-09 19:25
    If i visit Korea .. my must buy shopping list is:
    1- Kpop Albums . Artists singitur and many other things that involves kpop music
    2- line, pororo and some stuff toys
    3- Korean makeup because there is no better place to buy makeup than in Korea
    4- Korean food (street food , banana milk , cooked food )
    5- i want to buy souvenirs from Korea to remind me of my best journey in my life

  • 2017-01-13 10:37
    Must buy :
    Korea merchandise : since you going to korea you must buy korean merchandise for gift
    Korea Skin care & Cosmetics : who's not know if they are have good product
    Kpop Stuff : since i like Super Junior and CNBlue its must buy they are stuff

  • 2017-01-13 12:52
    I was like any other girls who probably would never find themselves having too many cosmetics. But, #ILostControl in the heaven of cosmetics in Myeong Dong! Ahhh South Korea, a cosmetics wonderland, a nation of fashion icons, and a paradise for snack junkies. But, the never ending shelves of snacks in Korea’s supermarkets will make a snack junkie like me, go crazy. I have compiled a list of Korean snacks that I just have to get when I visit Korea:
    1. Market O Brownie
    I’ve personally tried this when I was in Korea, and I was so pleasantly surprised by its rich chocolate taste! Slice of heaven!
    2. Lotte chocolate pie
    If you’re a fan of the chocolate and marshmallow combination, then you should give this a try! The pie is made of dense chocolate, complemented by soft marshmallow fillings, making this snack extremely popular in Korea!
    3. O’Sulloc Green Tea Milk Spread
    We would personally recommend this green tea spread, produced exclusively in Jeju! The heavenly taste of green tea and milk will make any matcha lover go gaga. Put this amazing spread on your plain bread, or even bake it with cookies, the result looks delicious!

  • 2017-01-13 16:13
    The must buy items are Korean snacks. I like the packaging and also the enjoyable taste. I'd like to buy them. They are so tasty and addicted. They are also great merchandises for my friends, besides the iconic Korean facial masks.

    Talking about merchandise, there are a lot of choices in Insadong. From the cute keychain merchandise for friends to the affordable cool stuff, like t-shirt. I got an affordable cool jacket which was only cost 5,000 Won in one of the shops in Insadong.

    The tea because the unique taste of corn tea and barley tea. There's no corn/barley tea sold in my local area.

    The fashion items such as sweater, jeans, shoes because I like K-Fashion. It's really fashionable and suit my taste. I never got bored with Hongdae and Dongdaemun.

    Guess I am gonna need more time for shopping!

  • 2017-01-09 21:48
    A 'must buy' shopping items list in Korea that I have been wishing to do are :
    1. Skin care product for acne troubles because i got to try a sample from a very famous korean brand and it worked back then. Since then i have been wishing to get the whole pack to cure my acne troubles.
    2. Hair treatement pack. I heard about it and i reaally wanna try it. Because it will help to treat and straighten my hair.
    3. Korean cosmetics and makeup. Simply because they are the best in term of quality and results.
    4. The lip stick that tattoos the lips. I will be so happy of i get them because simply they are amazing~
    5. For food, I have a veeeey long list. But i woyld like to buy :
    5. a- the triangle tuna kimpap if i could i would buy 5 pieces everyday because it insanely delicious.
    5. b- The salmon mayo that i have tasted once in kimpap and was amazing.
    5. c- the strawberry and banana falvored milk. I got to try it once long time ago and i reaally wanna try it again i still have that taste in my mouth until this moment the taste still lingering on my tongue.
    5. d - i would like to try and buy a lot of Kimchi ramyeon I tasted Kimchi before and it's amazingly delcious and also I have seen a CF about the kimchi ramyeon and if i got a chance i would buy as many as I could.
    5. e -i love eating rice and kim the seaweed. So i would add also seaweed to my list~ seaweed and rice are a great combination ever.

    Let's resume the list here. Because my list is a never ending list of things i wanna buy from Korea.

    One more thing i would like to have right now is an instant coffee( Maxim) the best drink for this cold weather.

    These things are not availabe in my country Morocco, and it's hard to buy them online also most of these items we can not buy them because the shipement is not available.. too sad ㅠㅠ that's why i would like to buy them myself from Korea.

  • 2017-01-09 22:04
    My must-buy item are the cute plushies and dolls that are portrayed in Kdramas. Every drama has one, and its soo cute and cuddly that anyone would wish to possess it. Not just kdramas, plushies are now common with Kpop idols too. Also there are Pororo and Line character goodies that are really cute and lovely. I already have 4-5 plushies or dolls that were portrayed in Korean media. LOL. To me, Korea is about cuteness, and the cute plushie dolls makes that concept perfect. They make perfect souvenirs and are good to showcase too. Unlike most K-merchandises, its really hard to buy it outside Korea and even if you find it, it will be double as costly as original. So when I make a shopping list, my first and foremost priority will be the Korean dolls!

  • 2017-01-13 19:50
    I have travelled to Seoul twice mainly to shop and I really can't get enough of it! I see myself visiting Korea again to shop until my heart is contented (if there is an end to my love for shopping, haha!)

    Here are my "must buy" list:

    Socks - it is sold everywhere and it is very cheap. I'm sure everyone loves receiving socks as gift.

    Snacks from convenience stores - this is very underrated but as the world appreciates the uniqueness of Japanese snacks, many Korean snacks are at par with the quality and "wow" factor. Special mention to banana milk!

    Cellphone cases - the variety is amazing! It is affordable and sometimes you can have it custom made in some stores in Hongdae.

    Cosmetics - there is a reason why Korean cosmetics is gaining popularity in the global beauty scene. That is because of the innovative ingredients, packaging, etc... Roadshops are affordable and the quality never disappoints me. They give some samples that you will also appreciate. Since there are so many brands, a lot of them have sales to compete.

    Clothes - these are almost everywhere as the fashion capital of Asia! Trendiest clothes while having great cloth quality. This is one of the reasons that keep me wanting to go back to Korea. I usually shop at Ewha and Hongdae area because I find the prices a lot lower there than anywhere else. Dongdaemun has the best clothes, they are not that cheap but they are very very worth it. Bags and shoes are also amazing!

    Souvenirs from Namdaemun and Insadong - I love buying bookmarks there for 1,000 won because they look very sophisticated. The bear in hanboks are very cute too! I also find myself buying the hanji fans to display at my home too.

    Fruits - while these are things you cannot take home, you MUST try their fruits especially the strawberry, peach, and hallabong sold in the streets by those trucks. They are cheap and very sweet! I really wish I could take them home

    KPOP merch - while the official merch are never dirt cheap, they are still a lot cheaper compared to the prices online so if you see a store that sells KPOP merch, do not hesitate to look around.

    Ginseng - this is more popular for older people because it does wonders for health. For young people like me, get this for your aunties and uncles, they will be very glad even if you don't really relate.

  • 2017-01-13 20:10
    Korean cosmetics because it's so sample beautiful for all skin type and not harmful
    Herbal medicine because Korea all most unique in this field
    Korean cloth because it's more sample and classy
    Korean food because I want to try Korean food by Korean hand
    Hair treatment because they have a good one
    I want to go because I'm sure I will discover more and more to buy

  • 2017-01-13 22:34
    My 'must-buy' shopping item in Korea is Korea kitchenware because I love cooking Korean food. It is hard to find Korean kitchenware in my country. The quality of it is not good as in Korea. I buy it every time I go to Korea. My most favorite ones are Yellow pot and chopsticks!

  • 2017-01-13 23:04
    I am going to buy a lot and verious things from korea such as :some kind of food that because the Korean drama motivated me to try the Korean food it looks so delicious like : Kimchii ,Kimbap,Ramen ,Tofu and Fish cake
    I am going to buy some clothes because I see that Korean people look so good and I love their style
    I am going to buy some health care and skin care products from Cosmetic I hear that it is very good
    Ian going to try the Hanbok I love this traditional dress and I want to try it
    I am going to buy a ticket for a K-POP conseret
    And definitely I am going to visit Lotte duty shopping center to spending a nice time and shopping

  • 2017-01-14 02:51
    If I pay a visit to Korea. The thing I want to do is buy all the tickets for the concert of boy bands and grils band and fans Meeting all the artists in korea such as Super Junior, EXO, Big Bang, 2PM, BTS, CNBLUE, SNSD, OPPA LEE MIN HO, SONG JONG KI, LEE JONG SUK JI CHANG WOOK, GONG YOO, JOO WON, JUNG IL WOO etc. After that visit all the tourist attractions in korea using trains to BUSAN. Then, playing at the moment SKY SNOW down in Korea. After that, Go to the Korean restaurant to eat Kimchi, BULGOGI, Ramyeon, BIMBIMBAP, Gimbap, tteokbokki, Jajangmyeon, Samgyetang, Sundubu Jjigae, Ddeokbokki, and drink Sujeonggwa. Furthermore, the hanbok original purchase of KOREA, Cosmetics, Clothing, Shoes, Bags and Accessories made in the original of Korea to be brought back to Jakarta.

  • 2017-01-14 13:45
    sssssttt.... I will let you know my shopping list if you promise me to keep it secret!!!! don't tell anyone else about my shopping list because if anyone else know what my shopping list is, they'll follow me to buy the same "things" kekekeke....
    okay, here's my shopping list:
    1. Ddeokbokki
    2. Odeng
    3. Somsatang
    4. Bongeobbang
    5. Gamja Hot Dog
    6. Ojingeo Twigim
    7. Gimbap
    8. Jajangmyeong
    WHAAAATTTT???? I know you must be surprised by my list.... why food?
    for me, to make a shopping activity turns into a fun activity as well for everyone (not only for women ;p) could be possible if there's food! no need expensive restaurant, expensive food.... you can buy street snacks to make everyone happy... because happiness starts with a simple thing...
    so the conclusion is... for me, shopping means food, if there's no food, there's no shopping. with food, you can make everyone happy & make any situasion fun ^^
    p.s. further, if you buy some korean street food, you can increase your personal communication skill to persuade the ahjumma who sell the food to give you special price/ cheaper than usual if you buy the snacks with large amount :) hihihihi

  • 2017-01-10 10:45
    I love all about KOREA, but the most I want buy shopping item in Korea is Hanbok. It's traditional clothes I love most, eventhough it can be rented but I wanna some of piece for me and for my sister because my sister will be held a wedding ceremony and I wanna give her my gift wedding. She will be love it as much I loved because she is korean lover too like me :) :)

  • 2017-01-15 06:35
    My 'must-buy' shopping list in Korea are..

    1. Korean Traditional dress called 'hanbok' I must buy it because I've always wanted to wear it and try it on me.

    2. Korean Snacks because I LOVE to eat Korean's snacks!

    3. Korean Beauty Products & Face Mask Sheets is what I MUST really need to buy because my beauty always come first. I need to take care of my precious skin hehehehe.

    4. KPOP Official Merchandise since I'm a KPOP fan, I must visit a shop like YG Shop, SMTOWN Shop and etc... If I ever get a chance to visit YG or SMTOWN Shop, I must buy BIG BANG, BLACKPINK, WINNER, IKON, LEE HI and CL's CD or album. Also, I must visit KPOP Mercahndise store to buy BTS Mercahndise because I'm an ARMY and I love them so much!!

    5. Clothes I love Korean's clothes style so much I must visit lots of malls in South Korea to buy lots of clothes!

  • 2017-01-15 14:48
    I'm a Korean beauty and food junkies. If I have a chance to visit Korea, I definitely will buy bunch of Korean skincare and makeup from various brand, especially at the "paradise" street, Myeondong. I love Korean beauty product since it is eco-friendly, light and easy to use, also resulted in flawless finishing. I also want to buy mask, handcream, and any other beauty merchandise from The Saem with my favorite boyband, SHINee picture on it.

    As a food lovers, I would like to buy various delicious Korean snack, ramyeon, banana milk, biscuit, brownies, then bring it back to my country, so that, I could share them together with my lovely family.

  • 2017-01-10 12:12
    My must-buy items are definitely Kakao Friends merchandise! I love Kakao Friends especially Neo and Frodo, and I love how they have jewelry, purses, wallets, stuffed dolls, mugs, socks, stickers, tumblrs and everything! I just want to buy them all! Furthermore, Kakao Friends items are only available in Korea, so these stuff are the perfect souvenir items! I love how they do collaborations with cosmetic and clothing companies too. Everything's so cute and I just want to buy them all!

    I also NEED to buy Red Vinegar ~ It makes an awesome drink when mixed with water but it's not readily available in my country. I can't wait to visit Korea and go shopping again!

  • 2017-01-15 15:05
    My "MUST-BUY" item in Korea is K-Pop merchandise and stuff of my idol boyband, SHINee, Exo, and CN Blue which is very rare to be found in my country. I want to buy their official lightick, socks, hat, t-shirt, file book, poster, sticker, phone case, bracelet, and many more.

    Visiting and shopping fashion items at Hongdaea are also my wish. I would be grateful if I could add up my closet with a lot of fashionable clothes and accessories from Korea.

  • 2017-01-10 15:45
    My must buy item would be SOCKS!
    Korean socks are so cute and since it's cold in the Netherlands, a nice way to impress friends is with funny and cute socks that you can buy in Myeongdong for a cheap price.
    I would load my suitcase full of socks because I'm a sock addict :)

  • 2017-01-16 07:00
    i will buy anything ( made in korea )
    Buy electronics: the quality of Korea elect of phones and cameras and various electrical devices
    Buy Korean fashion:famous korean fashion and traditional clothes like hanbok
    Buy cosmetics and skin care: the quality of Korean products in the cosmetics and skin care
    Buy souvenirs: Korea commemorative landmarks
    Buy foods: Korean food is so delicious and drink
    Buy toys and dolls & teddy bear : There are a lot of cute dolls & teddy bear
    i really love korea ♥

  • 2017-01-16 12:08
    My must buy item is Ssanghwa Cha! Eventhough there are imported instant ssanghwa cha in Singapore, but nothing beats the ready to drink, ssanghwa cha pouches that cost 5,000w from the teahouses in Seoul that i can bring home and just open and drink! Yummy =)

  • 2017-01-10 19:35
    Korea’s BB Creams, cushions, facial packs and mask sheets are some of the most beloved beauty products that gaining worldwide popularity. As one of the 10 food items to enhance the immune system, Korean red ginseng or ‘hongsam’ in Korean, is very popular among foreign visitors. They are expensive but worth buying it as a gift for significant ones back home.

  • 2017-01-17 07:18
    My must-buy item in Korea is Ginseng items and Herbal medicines for my parents! and then I will buy Kpop CDs and Korean Drama memorabilia as well as other Korean Cosmetics! ^.^

  • 2017-01-17 18:58
    Korea is like a second home to me and it is my third time to visit this country next week. I planned our itinerary for two months and mastered the subway system as well. Among the top ten items I would like to purchase and bring back home are the following:
    1. 2ne1 merchandise since it will be our memorabilia since they disbanded last year and I am a huge fan of Dara.
    2. Anything about Bigbang since this group reminds us of how family and friends matter even at work.
    3. Korean Beauty products because South Korea is known worldwide for its trendiest and nature friendly products that are best for any kind of skin.
    4. Korean made clothes and shoes since their local brands are affordable and always on time and point when worn.
    5. Korean made jewelries since I have good feedback when I purchased some at low cost yet remain shiny for years.
    6. Korean made gadgets since these at cheap but top of the line when it comes to durability and style.
    7. Korean drama collectibles particularly the ring and stuff toys in Goblin since these souvenirs will help us relive the feeling of bliss while watching the said drama.
    8. Korean herbal medicines since these are known for boosting energy of the body without worrying about the chemical contents.
    9. Kimchi because I am dying to use this while having samgeopsal in the Philippines.
    10. Korean chili paste since our barbecue party will not be complete without having this along with meat and fresh leaves.

    This is my shopping list for my travel to South Korea and I am sure that my experience will be worth remembering since in my heart, it will always be my second home.

  • 2017-01-10 20:57
    Must buy in Korea!
    1. Korean Tea!
    2. Bulgogi deopbab and dwaeji galbi, love those so much!
    3. Korean beauty products!

  • 2017-01-10 22:36
    I want to buy cosmetics (face mask, shampoo, conditioner, makeup) and dance fans, because I learn Korean traditional dance. I want to buy a Korean dance accessories. I want to buy clothes.

  • 2017-01-18 03:34
    한국의 검을 사고 싶다.

    hangug-ui geom-eul sago sipda.


    I want to buy the best Korean Sword

    The history of the sword in the Korean Peninsula begins with imports via Bronze Age in the mid 1st millennium BCE.

    Korea had its separate sword industry and a native tradition of Korean swordsmanship during the Joseon Dynasty 15th to 19th centuries. This tradition was eclipsed by the Japanese occupation of Korea 1910 to 1945. Since the later 20th century, there have been efforts towards reviving the lost arts of Korean sword making and swordsmanship.

    After the liberation of Korea in 1945, ceremonial swords were once again manufactured both in southern and northern Korea.

  • 2017-01-18 10:57
    out of everything that its dear to me(well its everything :)) I want to buy ,if given a chance,

    1.shoes
    2.ginseng
    3.kimchi
    4.dried persimmon gotgam
    5.korean stamp dojang
    6.cosmetics
    7.nice clothes like the young people wear but not expensive

  • 2017-01-10 23:48
    My must buy are the Korean snack sold at the super market . With so many different type of snack , one can never get bored of or sick of the snack . The freshly made Korean side dish also sold at the super market is the best . I will always buy them back to my country , my absolutely must have during my meals .

  • 2017-01-18 14:58
    My "must buy" shopping item when i visitting Korea are

    1. Hanbok and Traditional Korean Accessories.

    I really love Korean traditional cloth, Hanbok, because it's a thing of splendid, yet simple, beauty and have a unique pattern and color. Hanbok are also accompanied by various traditional accessories, such as hair pins or brooches, both of which are usually delicate and intricate works of art, making them popular souvenirs in and of themselves.

    2. Traditional Handicrafts

    I really love and admire Korean Souvenirs and Handcraft because it's very unique, colorful and have a beautiful pattern. Korea has a proud history of excellence in arts and crafts; for example, najeongchilgi, folding fans, and luck pouches. There's no better way to remember your time in Korea than by taking home one of these lovingly-crafted, traditional pieces. Folding fans, essential items during the summer, are also excellent souvenirs to consider. I really want to buy many beautiful Korean  traditional souvenirs such as Bokjumeoni luck pouches, mini-quilts, knots, or charms embroidered with traditional Korean patterns. Buying souvenirs for myself or gifts for friends and family back home is always an enjoyable part of the travel experience.

    3. Hallyu Goods

    I know Korea for the first time from K-Drama and K-Pop music. So if i have a chance to visit Korea i must buy Korean CDs, DVDs, or K-Pop related goods such as posters, paintings, autographed stills, T-shirts and many more. I must visit one of the hallyu souvenir shops and buy some hallyu goods that related to my idol Super Junior and CN.Blue

    4. Korean beauty products

    Korean beauty products are a rage in Asia. Korea is a skincare paradise. The most famous products are: water sleeping pack, bb cushion, toner, moisturiser, eye cream, volcanic pore clay mask, face primer, blusher, cute lip-balms and white lower lash liner and Aloe Vera gel.

    5. Korean Snacks

    Korean snacks are made in a large variety of shapes and prints, cartoon shapes and colourful confectionary is something you are bound to find in every Korean Bakery. Shrimp snacks, crab cakes, ginger flavoured crackers, chocolate corn are a few must try Korean snacks.

    6. Korean Ginseng

    If I’m looking for a decent souvenir or gift for my parents/grandparents, Red Ginseng is the gift to go. Ginseng is good for an exquisite gift and it is a tonic good for all ages, and Red Ginseng is widely famous in Korea. You can find plenty of boutiques selling Ginseng and you can find them in different forms, i.e. packaged as candy, supplements or even syrup to drink as Ginseng tea.

    7. Wooden Spoon and Chopsticks Set

    The spoon and chopsticks are the two most common eating utensils in Korea. I usually see it when i watch K-Drama. A nice set of wooden eating utensils would be a great item to show friends and family what one ate with during one’s stay in Korea.

  • 2017-01-18 16:31
    1.food must try street food
    2.skin care kosmetik korea brand so popular price affordable and free sample gift
    3.if u into kpop or kdrama kpop album and merchandise ur bias.. Huhuhu

  • 2017-01-18 19:33
    omgg...My must-buy list of korean items...It was difficult to choose because I love korean items <3<3<3
    , - Peppero, absolutely tasty , delicious, and cheap...love its flavors amazing.
    -Kimchi, traditional korean food ,super food,nutritious and contributes health benefits.
    -Korean Masks are incredibles for my own skincare routine and has SPF.
    -Korean socks with original designs and colors...super cute and adorable like gifts for my friends and sister.
    -t-shirt with Korean Writing in Hangul characters..sound great and fantastic to learn korean trought of different phrases.
    -Dried Seaweeds, very, very tasty, rich in minerals and vitamins.
    -kpop music of my kbands favorites like suju, B1A4, BigBang, the songs in K-