*15 Gangnam Station Area

Most Interesting Districts
Sixteen of Seoul's Most Interesting Districts

*To experience the city's ancient history, traditions, cuisine and trendy culture, a visit to these 16 areas is a good place to start.

[ Authorship-Korea Tourism Organization ]

* Gangnam Station Area

One of Seoul's most vibrant hot spots, the Gangnam Station area is filled with business offices as well as underground shopping malls, movie theaters, restaurants and shops that are packed with people, day and night. Recently made famous by the hit song, "Gangnam style" by Psy.

1 U-Street

Gangnam's Ubiquitous Street brings together Korea's world-leading IT technology and the nation's rich art and culture. The 760-meter area between Gangnam station and Kyobo Tower has been designated as the area's center of technology and design. Attractions include 22 Media Poles, as well as public digital media stations that provide a large array of multimedia contents from news to digital art.

1-1 Media Poles

Visitors can experience a wide variety of technology and contents including Korean and international media artworks, tourist information, and even instatn photographs.

2 Yeoksam Park

Located above the Gangnam Station intersection on a hill, Yeoksam park provides an amazing view of the area's skyscrapers. Inside the park is Kukkiwon, the spiritual center of Taekwondo.

2-1 Kukkiwon

This is the heartland of Taekwondo that any Korean who practices the martial art visits at least once. This location is the center of the global Taekwondo culture where new belts are awarded and new leaders are nurtured.

3 Clubs around Gangnam Station

Seoul's nightlife begins and ends with the clubs near Gangnam station. Every genre of music, from hip-hop to house, can be heard coming from the area's numerous nightclubs that are jam-packed with revelers partying the night away every weekend.

4 Gangnam Station Underground Shopping Center

Located in the center of the Gangnam Station area, the underground shopping center is made up of hundreds of clothing stores and accessory shops that allow one to take in Seoul's fashion trends all in one place. The Hub Plaza in the center of the complex gives shoppers the opportunity to rest and enjoy a cultural performance.

- Take a picture at a Media Pole with Gangnamdaero as the backdrop, and email the picture to yourself!
- Shop for clothes and accessories at the Gangnam Station Underground Shopping Center.

< Recommendation of Accommodations nearby >

@. Bestwestern Gangnam Hotel - www.bestwesterngangnam.com
@. Imperial Palace Hotel - www.imperialpalace.co.kr
@. Ritzcarlton Hotel - www.ddmhostel.com
@. Novotel Ambassador Gangnam Hotel - novotel.ambatel.com/gangnam
@. Samjung Hotel - www.samjunghotel.co.kr
@. Mercure Ambassador Hotel - www.mercureseoul.com
@. Artnouveau City Hotel - www.ancsr.com

@. Coatel Chereville - www.coatel.co.kr
@. M Chereville - www.mchereville.com
@. Dormy Inn Seoul - www.dormy.co.kr

The Ja Guesthouse - www.theja.co.kr
Gangnam Guesthouse - www.gangnamstay.com