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

Shilla Stay Samsung
Shilla Stay Samsung
3.5 out of 5
506, Yeongdong-daero, Seoul, Seoul
The price is S$157 per night from 28 Sep to 28 Sep
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Gangnam, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of SMTOWN coexartium, COEX Convention and Exhibition Center and Bongeunsa Temple. Starfield COEX Mall ...
4.3/5Excellent! (281 reviews)
Awesome stay
"Best value hotel in Gangnam"

Reviewed on 23 May,2021

Shilla Stay Samsung
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 S$317 per night from 4 Oct to 4 Oct
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! (912 reviews)
"very good"

Reviewed on 24 Aug,2021

Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas, an IHG Hotel
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 S$225 per night from 4 Oct to 4 Oct
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! (928 reviews)
"Staffs are very kind"

Reviewed on 21 Sep,2021

InterContinental Seoul COEX, an IHG Hotel
Josun Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seoul Gangnam
Josun Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seoul Gangnam
5 out of 5
231, Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is S$455 per night from 8 Oct to 8 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Gangnam, this luxury hotel is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Gangnam Finance Center and within 3 miles (5 km) of Garosu-gil and Hyundai Department Store. Seoul ...
4.4/5Excellent! (15 reviews)
Overpriced.
"Totally awful. They've placed used shampoo, conditioner, body wash. It's not sealed. Very poor build quality of bathroom. Slow and inaccurate services. Taking too long time for everything. such as check-in, request something in the room, check-out. Most strange thing is they were trying to fix the ..."

Reviewed on 30 May,2021

Josun Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seoul Gangnam
Four Points by Sheraton Gangnam
Four Points by Sheraton Gangnam
4 out of 5
203, Dosan-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, ICN
The price is S$164 per night from 28 Sep to 28 Sep
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Gangnam, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Garosu-gil and Apgujeong Rodeo Street. COEX Convention and Exhibition Center and Seoul Olympic Stadium ...
4.3/5Excellent! (384 reviews)
"A bit small rooms But very clean and convenient in location Breakfast foods quality was excellent but seemed short staffed"

Reviewed on 27 Jun,2021

Four Points by Sheraton Gangnam
Oakwood Premier Coex Center
Oakwood Premier Coex Center
5 out of 5
46, Teheran-ro 87-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is S$268 per night from 4 Oct to 4 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Gangnam, this family-friendly Seoul aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Seven Luck Casino Seoul Gangnam Branch, COEX Convention and Exhibition ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (905 reviews)
"Very Clean and comfortable"

Reviewed on 18 Apr,2021

Oakwood Premier Coex Center
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