Gangnam in southern Seoul has a story of its own. Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ brought worldwide attention to this district, since then it has been the most stylish and trendiest area in Seoul.
If you’re interested in Hallyu, you will like discovering many interesting Hallyu places in Gangnam.
Hallyu Experience Zone
Visit the Hallyu experience zone where you can release your K-Pop and K-Culture addiction through fun state-of-the-art displays and installations.
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The Hallyu experience zone is composed of high-tech displays and fun activities, you also can experience to take a rest in the scene of a Korean drama or visit the K-Star “Beauty Zone”, where you can get beauty tips from Korean stars.
K Star Road
The K Star Road is the first project of the K Road, listing Hallyu stars’ favorite hangout spots and their management agencies located in Cheongdam-dong, Sinsa-dong, and Nonhyeon-dong.
South Korea’s top entertainment agencies SM Entertainment, Cube Entertainment, JYP Entertainment & BH Entertainment is located in here. The street is lined with cute statues representing K-pop stars and groups such as PSY, TVXQ, Shinee, EXO or 4minute, as well as street art. Discover Gangnam with K Road will make your trip more special and memorable if you are a Hallyu fan. Also, you might meet Korean celebrities on the street!
The Garosu-gil RoadGingko tree-lined street that runs from Sinsa Station (Subway Line 3) to Hyeondae high school is a popular, upscale street in Seoul. The street (also known as ‘artists’ street’) has an eccentric flair thanks to its variety of charmingly decorated coffee shops, and designer stores. Garosu-gil is particularly popular in autumn when the leaves begin to fall.
Grill5Taco (Owned by Super Junior’s Donghae)
Do you like Super Junior? Then you probably know Super Junior’ s member Donghae? Grill5Taco is located in Cheongdamdong and it is owned by Super Junior Donghae. This is a Mexican fusion restaurant which is sells tacos, fries, quesadillas and burritos. You might catch Handsome Donghae if you’re lucky!
SM Town COEX Artium
SM Entertainment Agency has officially opened SM Town Coex Atrium on January 14, 2015. This is the place where you must go if you like K-Pop. The SM Town Coex Atrium is a multi-purpose cultural space including a souvenir shop, a studio, a café, and a K-pop theater, and featuring a large-scale Panavision screen where visitors can enjoy a mix of holographic and live performances.
SMTOWN POP-UP Cafe
After half of the day is time to take a rest! We will visit a Hallyu cafe. If you’re fan of the SM celebrities, do not miss SMTOWN POP-UP Cafe. This is an exhibition space for photos, as well as personal collection and album props of different K-Pop artists. Also, this place serves as a communication zone where artists send messages to fans.
We can enjoy desserts developed through collaborations with famous dessert brands, stylized with the new album concepts and characters of SM artists. And then purchasing items that celebrities wear ordinarily limited-edition Merchandise goods and lifestyle items that reflect album concepts.
Kona Beans (Apgujeong)
Kona Beans is a Hawaiian theme cafe that brews beans from Kona. If you’re SJ’s fans, you must know this place! Kona Beans which is located in Apgujeong is known for being operated by Super Junior Leeteuk’s mother. It used by co-operated by Leeteuk, Sungmin and Kyuhyun’s mothers but the other two dropped.
Gangnam Underground shopping street
No matter raining or snowing, Gangnam Underground shopping street is the best attractions for shopping and taking a rest. You can find unique items such as clothes, shoes, bag, etc for a reasonable price!