The Glamours Center of Seoul

Main sights: Garosu-gil, COEX, Bongeunsa Temple, Seolleung/Jeongneung Royal Tombs

Gangnam is a famous business area south of the river Han. The district gained worldwide fame after the release of a global hit “Oppa Gangnam-style” by PSY, a song and video about a typical “Gangnam-style” posh lives. Gangnam is the center of commerce, luxurious apartments, beauty clinics, sky-scrappers, expensive boutiques and high-scale restaurants. The area is especially famous for its extravagant nightlife, as the best and biggest Korean clubs are located here.

With 26 neighborhoods Gangnam is one of the largest districts in Seoul. Majority of restaurants, shops and landmarks are concentrated around big subway stations of Gangnam and along the main streets. Buildings of major Korean companies and banks are located along the main streets, while numerous restaurants and cafes hide in the nearby side alleys.  

Gangnam area is home to a number of major corporate headquarters and is often referred as the “Teheran Valley”. Teheran Valley, stretching along the Teheran street, was named after Silicon Valley in San Francisco due to the number of Internet-related companies, such as Naver, Daum, and Google, operating here. Samsung Electronics, SK, various Korean and international financial and business institutions like POSCO, Citibank, and Standard Chartered also have head offices in Teheran Valley.

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Special Evening Admission to Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Experience Gyeongbokgung Palace, one of the most famous landmarks in Seoul in a new way! Gyeongbokgung Palace will be holding a special evening admission event starting from April 29 until November 3rd, 2019. Walking under the moonlight visitors will be able to immerse themselves in Korean history and be transported back to the Chosun dynasty. You can only get this feeling of serenity nighttime so don't miss this special offer. This event is not only popular for foreigners but also among local Koreans every summer!    Event Period & Opening Hours    Period: Every 3rd and 4th week from April 29 to November 3 (Closed on Tuesdays) Last entry: 1 hour before closing April 29 - May 6 (Royal Culture Festival) (19:00-21:30) May 20 - June 2 (19:00-21:30) June 17 - 30 (19:30-22:00) July 22 - August 4 (19:30-22:00) September 16 - 29 (19:00-21:30) October 21 - November 3 (19:00-21:30)   Ticketing    Where to buy: Foreigners can buy a ticket on-site (limited up to 500 visitors per day, first come first serve, up to 4 tickets per person) Price: 3000 Won *Bring your passport to validate your foreign nationality*   * Free entry if you reserve online and wear Hanbok through the sites below (each site has 250 quotas for free entry ) - Also applicable for foreigners 1. Auction Ticket  2. Interpark Ticket   Or go in person and check out some nearby Hanbok rental shops such as Hanbok-nam or 3355 Hanbok if you wish to rent and wear Hanbok to Gyeongbokgung Palace.   Weather conditions  The event will continue even if it rains. Please bring your own umbrella.     

Apr 29, 2019 ~ Nov 3, 2019