Redlight Districts in Seoul Archive

Seoul red light district demolished

Red light districts in Seoul have never been particularly welcoming places for foreigners as many articles and user comments on this website can attest. One is now unavailable for foreigners and locals alike as it has all but been shuttered. There have long been rumors of impending ends of nearly every red light district in

Cheonho Red Light District in Cheonho-dong

Cheonho-dong is home to one of the most major red light districts in Seoul. I have already written about 588 and Miari Texas. There has been talk about closing down all three of these red light districts over the years but at the moment they all remain in operation. Some of that probably has to

588 (Oh Pal Pal) in Cheongnyangni

Cheongnyangni 588, also know by the Korean way of reading the numbers or “oh pal pal”, is a well known and rather obvious red light district in Seoul. 588 is accessed by going through exit 5 of Cheongnyangni Station, making a slight left and crossing over a side street. Cheongnyangni 588 takes up a rather

Miari Texas in Gireum

Miari Texas is one of the most well known red light districts in Seoul for Korean guys looking for a good time even if it is also one of the dingiest areas of the city. While the area certainly doesn’t cater to foreigners there are many shops in the district that will welcome non-Koreans into

Hooker Hill in Itaewon

Hooker Hill is a well known redlight district in the Itaewon section of Seoul that caters to foreigners. There are numerous redlight districts in Seoul but Hooker Hill is the only one where foreigners are accepted by all the women. That’s one of the reasons local Korean guys don’t go there. Another is that they