*16 Sinsa·Garosy-gil 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 ]

*Sinsadong Garosu-gil Area

The Sinsadong Garosu-gil area is rapidly becoming one of the city's favorite destinations for local residents and overseas tourists looking for an elegant yet carefree atmosphere for shopping and sightseeing. The area is home to some of the city's most famous cafes and trendy fashion shops.

1 Sinsadong Garosu-gil

Unique apparel and accessories from Korea's most promising young designers can be found along this street lined with Ginko trees that runs from Sinsa-ding to Apgujeong-dong. Large multi-brand shops for foreign brands give shoppers the chance to take in fashion trends from all over the world, and one might even be lucky enough to catch a really special deal in the flea markets that spring up occasionally in the area.

2 Serosu-gil

Unique stores began popping up along the eight side-streets that branch off from the main Garosu-gil as visitors to the area have increased over the years. The exotic cafes and delightful restaurants along these streets might even make you fell you are in a romantic European city.

3 Gallery Street

Art galleries began moving from Insa-dong to Sinsa-dong in the early 1980s to from today's Gallery Street. Art galleries of every shape and size fill the alleyways and allow the visitor to experience Seoul's trendiest culture and art. Many galleries also serve as cafes, tea shops and restaurants where you can enjoy art and fine dining at the same time.

4 Simone Handbag Museum 'Bagstage'

Korea's first dedicated entirely to the history, manufacturing, design and art of the handbag is an exhibition and cultural experience area that has everything you want to know about the world's favorite fashion accessory.
Tue-Thu: 11:00-20:00, Fri-Sat: 11:00-21:00, Sun: 11:00-19:00 (Closed on Mondays)

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

< Recommendation of Accommodations nearby >

@. Lacasa Hotel - www.hotellacasa.kr
@. Riverside Hotel - www.riversidehotel.co.kr
@. Youngdong Hotel - www.youngdonghotel.co.kr
@. Sunshin Hotel - www.hotelsunshine.co.kr