Gangnam

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“The Mecca of the Latest Fashion Trend”

Apgujeong-dong • Cheongdam-dong |  Sinsa-dong Garosu-gil Area | Gangnam Station Area | Samseong Station Area | Seocho

     Gangnam is a district famous for its streets that represent the latest fashion trends of Seoul. Gangnam district is the best spot for tourists, because you can find top-class hotels, the airport terminal, cafes, galleries, and designer shops that you won’t find anywhere else. The area around Samseong Station and Gangnam Station creates a business and commercial zone, while the area around Apgujeong-dong and Cheongdam-dong creates a shopping haven. Other attractions of this district include Garosu-gil and Seorae Village famous for its exotic atmosphere.
     You can see the latest fashion trends of Seoul at the outdoor cafes and designer shops that line the Garosu-gil, and you can shop for world-famous brand labels along the streets of Apgujeong-dong and Cheongdam-dong, which are frequented by Korean celebrities. Gangnam is not just the hub of fashion in Seoul; it is also the hub of finance and the culture of Seoul. Dosan Park in the area is surrounded by galleries that offer the highest-class art experiences, and some of the age-old cultural and historic sites such as Bongeunsa temple and Seonjeongneung Royal Tombs are also within a short distance. The most exquisite sight of Gangnam unfolds when the sun goes down at Banpo Hangang Park. This is where you can watch the famous Rainbow Fountain at Banpodaegyo (Bridge), created by using underwater pumps to shoot waterjets from the river to the edges of the bridge. If you can manage to capture the scene of the fountain sparkling with light along with N Seoul Tower in the background, you have completed the most special memory of your visit to Seoul.

Highlights

  1. Sinsa-dong Garosu-gil – One of the most popular hotspots in Gangnam district, this is where you will find romantic outdoor cafes and boutique shops run by designers with unique individuality. This is the place where you will find the latest trends of Seoul faster than anywhere else.
  2. COEX –   This is where the G20 Summit Conference was held in 2010. The facility includes a shopping mall of over 180 stores, and an attractive aquarium. Home to the City Airport Terminal, this is also the best place for last minute shopping before departure.
  3. Banpo Moonlight Rainbow Fountain – This is the world’s longest bridge fountain, which set a Guinness World  record with nearly 190 lighted jets creating a festival of light and water designed to carry images of hope and the energy of positivity.
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