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Things to do in Gangnam-gu

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Centre
“The full name of the facility, which includes the Convention and Exhibition Center plus an all-out shopping mall and hotel, is the Korea General Trade Center. But they are often called COEX. It is located in Gangnam and its size is huge. can solve almost everything from the inside. It is also very famous for including the best international convention center in South Korea.”
  • 105 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Introduction The COEX Aquarium is comprised of 183 display tanks and 90 breeding tanks with 3,500 tons of water volume, making it a large-scaled aquarium. It houses 40,000 sea creatures, which come from 650 different species divided into 16 themed zones. In particular, the highest number of sharks and the largest variety of species in Korea are living in the aquarium. An open-top water tank releasing anions in addition to 20 rest areas make this tourist site in the heart of Gangnam, Seoul a perfect healing place for local and international visitors. Structure Size Whole area 14,350㎡ Facilities area 9,256㎡ Tanks - 183 display tanks, 90 breeding tanks Water volume – approximately 3,500 tons Creatures - 40,000 sea creatures from approximately 650 different species Program Information * Refer to the website Subsidiary Facilities Nursing room, storage, café, Gallery Aqua Admission / Participation Fees Individuals: Adults 28,000 won / Teenagers 25,000 won / Children 22,000 won / Seniors 20,000 won * Infants under 36 months offered free admission when accompanied by one parent. * Proof required (i.e. birth certificate or passport) Pets Not allowed Credit Cards Accepted Accepted Parking Facilities B2 - B4 levels – COEX Mall (4,800 spaces) * Enter the parking lot from the North Gate of COEX Mall Reservations Groups of 15 people or more required to inquire in advance * Inquiries for group visitors: +82-2-700-7300 Homepage coexaqua.co.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)”
  • 12 locals recommend
Nature
“You could have kings' big cemeteries from Chosun Dynasty in the middle of big garden looks like jungle with full of fresh air ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Department Store
“The Hyundai Department Store, located in the COEX, is 10-stories tall and stands in the middle of Teheran-ro, the largest business and financial district in Korea. With the opening of the COEX Mall along with the ASEM Tower, the Teheran-ro region has become one of the top, first-class business centers in Korea. Located in this widely known business district, the Hyundai Department Store COEX Branch, is a special place for shoppers and offers a wide variety of items to please Korean customers and foreign tourists alike. There are also many entertainment facilities in the COEX Mall such as the COEX Aquarium, Megabox Theater, and family restaurants like Bennigans, Sizzler, and TGIF, making ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Nature
“The park is near from Gangnam. There are beautiful trees and traditional houses, you can feel the fresh air and calm.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Metro Station
“Gangnam Station is the biggest center of Seoul. Subway Line 2 is connected, so it is convenient to travel to Jongno, Myeongdong, and Hongdae. Also, there are many famous franchise restaurants and clothing/beauty stores in Seoul around Gangnam Station, making it very convenient to shop.”
  • 88 locals recommend
Entertainment
“One of the Hot night club in Seoul! It's famous and very close to my studio.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Place to shop
  • 3 locals recommend
Place to eat
“This place is very famous for locals. You can experience real Korean food culture.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Transportation
“The Korea City Air Terminal in Gangnam district, Seoul, is one of South Korea's Airport terminals. It is part of the COEX complex. The Korea City Air Tower is a public transportation facility in which travellers on certain flights can check in their luggage at the terminal before leaving for the airport as well as going through immigration for expedited entry once at the airport. As of December, 2015, the Korea City Air Terminal supports flights for Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Jeju Air, Thai Airways, Air Canada, Philippine Airlines, MIAT Mongolian Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Japan Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Souvenir Shop
“It is the most famous character multi shop in Korea. With all the characters of Kakao Friends on display and various products on sale, it is a shopping place that many tourists visit. Kakao Friends, in particular, is a popular shopping destination for many local residents and foreign tourists because it is a character only sold in Korea and Gangnam Station is the largest in scale.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Night Club
“NB is popular club for 20s with hip hop music. Very crowded. Entrance fee is 30,000 KRW.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“Seoul is almost like 'Building Forest', especially Gangnam. If you want to take a walk in nature nearby, 'Yeoksam Park' would be the best. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Casino
“Seven Luck Casino is an exclusive casino for international visitors to Korea. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Electronics Store
“For those interested in the latest tech trends and wishes to have a first-hand experience of Samsung's recent achievements in digital engineering - this is the place! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“강남역 클럽. 그외 많은 맥주집과 레스토랑이 있음. Club in Gangnam. There are lots of pubs and restaurants. Also, many of shops, coffee shops and restaurants are 24hours/ 7days.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Ganggangsullae is decorated with marble and hardwood and has incorporated the natural beauty with clean and luxurious interior design of traditional Korean beauty”
  • 4 locals recommend
Korean Restaurant
“This restaurant is the country's best Pyeongyang-style buckwheat noodle and Koren beef restaurant where a chef with 60 years of experience serves”
  • 4 locals recommend
Korean Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“If you want pizza, spaghetti, bar, coffee, the SPC Square is great place to enjoy the time. Whole bldg is for the various brand shop. I recommend you to try when you stay”
  • 4 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It is the taste that you eat for the first time. Wine ripening Bacon, barbecue in a glass barrel is not smoke. It is cheap and delicious”
  • 3 locals recommend

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