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GangnamSeoul

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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InterContinental Seoul COEX
InterContinental Seoul COEX
5 out of 5
524, Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Seoul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$181 per night from 1 Mar to 2 Mar
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! (913 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
InterContinental Grand Seoul Parnas
InterContinental Grand Seoul Parnas
5 out of 5
521, Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Seoul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$324 per night from 1 Mar to 2 Mar
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 Starfield ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (953 reviews)

"It was clean, the toiletries were Jo Malone, and the bed was so comfortable"…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb,2021

InterContinental Grand Seoul Parnas
Oakwood Premier Coex Center
Oakwood Premier Coex Center
5 out of 5
46, Teheran-ro 87-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is SG$258 per night from 17 Mar to 18 Mar
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! (824 reviews)

"Large room. Lots of closet space. Fully stocked kitchen. Comfortable mattress."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jun,2020

Oakwood Premier Coex Center
Hotel Peyto Samseong
Hotel Peyto Samseong
4 out of 5
9, Teheran-ro 87-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$82 per night from 1 Mar to 2 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Gangnam, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from COEX Convention and Exhibition Center, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Garosu-gil and Lotte World. Dongdaemun ...

4.2/5Excellent! (966 reviews)

"Bed was comfy and everything clean. The staff was accommodating"…"

Reviewed on 10 Dec,2020

Hotel Peyto Samseong
Park Hyatt Seoul
Park Hyatt Seoul
5 out of 5
606, Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is SG$490 per night from 4 Mar to 5 Mar
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! (544 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
GLAD LIVE GANGNAM
GLAD LIVE GANGNAM
4 out of 5
223, Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
The price is SG$105 per night from 8 Mar to 9 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Gangnam, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Teheranno, LG Arts Centre and Kukkiwon. Museum of Korean Embroidery and Gangnam Finance Center are ...

4.2/5Very Good! (574 reviews)

"I enjoyed it a lot. The size of the room were bigger than other contemporary hotels near by, and the furnishing was cute to take photos. I also liked long and big bathroom mirror."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jun,2020

GLAD LIVE GANGNAM
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