How To Spend The Perfect Day in Gangnam
Gangnam is one of the hippest neighborhoods in
Here’s how to spend the perfect day in Gangnam:
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Eat Lunch At Mad For Garlic
This Italian restaurant serves garlic-
Explore COEX Mall
This mall is famous for being Asia’s largest underground shopping mall. Besides the shopping, there’s also trade fairs, weddings halls and banquets going on in the huge complex. Around the area, you can find an abundance of great restaurants, including the Mad For Garlic from above. One of the major attractions is the “Gangnam Style” statue that was erected in 2016 to honor Psy and the world-famous KPOP song.
Wander Through Bongeunsa Temple
One of the most beautiful temples in
Fan Girl/Boy Hard At SM Town
If EXO, Super Junior, f(x) and SHINee let your heart race fast, pay a visit to SM Town Entertainment. This is the official headquarters where these and many other artists are signed. Many times, you can spot them around the area and fans are always waiting eagerly in front of the building to catch a glimpse in the right moment. However, this is not just a random building. It has various floors housing a merchandise shop, a museum as well as a studio where you can get your make-up done, have a photo-shoot or even get dance lessons from the idols choreographers. This is truly KPOP heaven.
Snack at Bora Cafe
This cafe offers various ice-cream and bingsu variations. Their most famous flavor is sweet potato, thus the name “bora”, meaning purple in Korean. Cafe Bora has various locations throughout
Walk Along K-Star Road
This road is dedicated to the biggest names in the KPOP scene. Along the way, you will come across various bears designed for various artists. Besides the bears, there is also a tourist info, called Gangnamdol Haus. Here, you can see a detailed map of the area and where the bears with your favorite idols are located. You can also buy bear souvenirs with your favorite idol’s name on it! Isn’t that neat?
Unfortunately, it started raining like crazy when we arrived at the K Star Road so I was not able to see that many bears. Check out this lovely blog post for more details.
Eat Dinner at Mingles
This restaurant is no. 15 of “Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant 2016” and the only one in Korea on the list. Which means, it’s the best restaurant in South Korea. The restaurant opened in April 2014 and is convincing with its fusion of eastern and western cuisine. I’ve been dying to eat at this place for months and finally wanted to try it! The weekend we booked our
Anyways, I will try it out once I’m back in Korea and will write a detailed post on it! I cannot wait.
When are you visiting Gangnam?
Gangnam is more than just the song and plastic surgery. It’s a hip neighborhood with lots of cool stuff to see and do and some of the most delicious food in
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