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Gangnam
Seoul

Gangnam

Made world-famous by a catchy 2012 K-pop song with quirky dance moves, this is still Seoul’s most talked about neighborhood today.

Shop for the latest fashion in Gangnam’s swanky boutiques, dine on some of Korea’s best traditional and vegetarian food, party to the sounds of K-pop in the city’s coolest clubs and bars, and pose with the giant GangnamDols of K-Star Road.

Gangnam, which means “south of the river,” was developed relatively recently and is your introduction to an ultra-modern side of Seoul. The large district with soaring skyscrapers and upmarket shops and restaurants comprises the areas of Gangnam-gu, Seocho-gu and Songpa-gu.

Hop on Seoul’s sleek subway system to Gangnam Station in the heart of the district. Follow the long expanse of Gangnam-ro, a glitzy street packed with skyscrapers and luxury shops.

Get back on the subway to head to Apgujeong Rodeo Station and take exit 7 to visit the GangnamDol Haus on K-Star Road, which is a nickname for the former luxury street of Cheongdam. Many of South Korea’s entertainment companies are located here. Let their advertising and video clips introduce you to the latest K-pop trends.

Follow the street until you have seen all the bear-like GangnamDol statues and indulge in some fashion shopping along upmarket Apgujeong Rodeo Street.

Need a break? Then jump back on the subway and head east to Seolleung Station to enjoy the tranquility in Samneung Park, where you can view the ancient Seonjeongneung Tombs from the Joseon Dynasty.

Use the subway once more to reach Cheongdam Station, which is linked to the COEX Mall under the city’s massive Convention and Exhibition Center. Visit the mall’s COEX Aquarium, Museum Kimchikan or cinema.

Outside the COEX building is the Gangnam Style Horse Dance Statue, a pair of large golden hands symbolizing Psy’s iconic K-pop song.

Nearby you can experience the stark contrast of old and new South Korea in the Bongeunsa Buddhist Temple.

At night, Gangnam’s neon lights reflect a kaleidoscope of colors in the shiny façades of the buildings. It’s now time to try some of the mouthwatering food served up in Gangnam’s cool cafés and flash restaurants. Afterwards, hit the karaoke bars and nightclubs to sing and dance, Gangnam style.


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Top hotels in Gangnam

InterContinental Seoul COEX, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Seoul COEX, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
524, Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is SG$190 per night from 14 May to 14 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Gangnam, this luxury hotel is steps away from Starfield COEX Mall and COEX Convention and Exhibition Center. SMTOWN coexartium and Seonjeongneung ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (916 reviews)
"The room was very clean and well maintained. The staff was helpful and able to accommodate my needs. Overall, I am very satisfied with staying in this hotel. I would highly recommend this hotel to my friends visiting Seoul."

Reviewed on 24 Jan,2021

InterContinental Seoul COEX, an IHG Hotel
L7 Gangnam by LOTTE
L7 Gangnam by LOTTE
4 out of 5
415, Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Gangnam
The price is SG$107 per night from 11 May to 11 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Gangnam, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from COEX Convention and Exhibition Center, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Namsan Park and National Museum of Korea. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,911 reviews)
"Nice service"

Reviewed on 7 Apr,2021

L7 Gangnam by LOTTE
Mercure Ambassador Seoul Gangnam Sodowe
Mercure Ambassador Seoul Gangnam Sodowe
4 out of 5
10, Teheran-ro 25-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is SG$90 per night from 16 May to 16 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Gangnam, this eco-friendly hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Seonjeongneung Royal Tombs, Garosu-gil, and COEX Convention and Exhibition Center. Starfield ...
4.4/5Excellent! (942 reviews)
A pleasant place with a view...
"It was an excellent place. I will definitely go back. I enjoyed it very much there."

Reviewed on 16 Nov,2020

Mercure Ambassador Seoul Gangnam Sodowe
GLAD Gangnam COEX Center
GLAD Gangnam COEX Center
3.5 out of 5
610, Teheran-ro, Seoul, Gangnam
The price is SG$104 per night from 11 May to 11 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Gangnam, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of SMTOWN coexartium, COEX Convention and Exhibition Center and Bongeunsa Temple. Lotte World Mall ...
4.4/5Excellent! (977 reviews)
"N/a"

Reviewed on 21 Apr,2021

GLAD Gangnam COEX Center
Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas, an IHG Hotel
Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
521, Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is SG$312 per night from 14 May to 14 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Gangnam, this luxury hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Seoul Olympic Stadium and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Lotte World. Olympic Park and Dongdaemun History ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (942 reviews)
"It was clean, the toiletries were Jo Malone, and the bed was so comfortable"

Reviewed on 20 Feb,2021

Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas, an IHG Hotel
Park Hyatt Seoul
Park Hyatt Seoul
5 out of 5
606, Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is SG$409 per night from 17 May to 17 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Gangnam, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Seven Luck Casino Seoul Gangnam Branch, COEX Convention and Exhibition Center and Bongeunsa ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (575 reviews)
"The rooms are modern, sleek, and clean. The view over the city is lovely and lively. Room service and the spa were both top quality in service and availability. I would definitely recommend this place!"

Reviewed on 2 Oct,2020

Park Hyatt Seoul
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