Gangnam Underground Shopping area

Gangnam Underground Shopping area

Gangnam Underground Shopping area
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The area
Neighbourhood: Gangnam / Nonhyeon / Yeoksam
If you thought business and fun couldn’t mix, look no further than urban Gangnam and the nearby neighborhoods. On the surface, Gangnam comes off as a strictly business district with a plethora of high-rise office buildings jutting into the sky and the steady streams of office workers bustling about. But interlaced within are a string of shops, restaurants, bars, and other spots for entertainment. If Myeongdong is the generic meet-up and hangout spot north of the Han River, Gangnam is its answer for those on the south side. As evening comes, Gangnam comes alive with its countless neon lights attracting hordes of office workers, friends, and couples for food, drinks, perhaps a bit of singing at a noraebang, and more drinks. And the smattering of clubs around also draws plenty of folks looking to unwind and show off their moves on the dance floor. On weekends, the crowds gets bigger, the energy buzzes to a seemingly nonstop high, and Gangnam makes it clear why so many call Seoul the city that never sleeps.
How to get there
  • Sinnonhyeon • 4 min walk
  • Gangnam • 7 min walk

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pikmed
Manila, Philippines59 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Good area to do your shopping for shoes & clothes. More upscale than the Myeongdong underground shopping area. You can ask for discount. :-D
Written 15 October 2023
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Luv_ Rachmaninoff_No2
Irvine, CA607 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
I saw this place being listed as one of the highlights in Gangnam so we stopped by here after visiting Coex Starfield library. This is one of our favorite underground shopping in Seoul/Gangnam and glad we tried it. It’s pretty large but not overwhelmingly large so it’s a good place to spend your time escaping from hot & humid weather or the rain. It has a lot of phone case shops, hair accessories as well as a few nice women’s clothing shops, some inexpensive and some pricey boutique like store.
Written 13 July 2023
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tcakoh
Singapore, Singapore114 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
It's a big underground shopping place. Alot of shops selling clothes suitable for the young. It's also a really crowded place and alot of human traffic.
Written 16 June 2023
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AnLil
911 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
Gang Nam Gu district has shops below and above ground. The area stretches from Sinsa station (“Shinsa”) to Gang Nam: 1st Ave toward Dosan Park (7-8 exits). In the centre of the strip is an Apple Store. Shopping underground is much cheaper for finding odds and ends, fast food that you can take or stand eating, in order to discard or leave garbage or wrappers behind. Above ground near JamWon Hangang Hanging Park is the chic area of Gang Nam. We wanted a unique souvenir and decided to buy Rapha Cycling Club “Seoul” caps in the area. Rapha is between Ikovox Coffee Patio/ Pizzeria D’Buzza or Etoile jellybean storefront with a kite is the alley, where red-brick Rapha bicycle store is located behind Jung Saem Mool beauty creation. For $115 yearly membership, pro cycling gear and bicycles can be rented instead of shipping bikes to Seoul. Facing Photomatic in Sinsa, the neighbourhood is trendy and popular with the twenty-something crowd at dusk. The “Seoul” cycling cap is black with classic Rapha hot pink detailing: unique as a souvenir like no other. Kitty corner from there is food alley Apgujeong-ro 10-gil wagyu beef house across from Masa Tacos, hidden on the side street behind bright yellow Flash 533 Coffee bar by Sport Card Store or Lamb Kitchen, Gang Nam Gu.
Written 2 September 2022
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Abovetheclouds
2,062 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
Not the best but if your looking for cheap local junk or a coffee. Very different to the stylish area outside! If you get off at Gangnam Station (metro), your likely to walk through it anyway.
Written 10 June 2022
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Guven D
117 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Its very big and there are a lot of small shops.
Here you can buy many things very cheap and its a good place for spending some funny time.
Take time and enjoy it.
Written 12 August 2020
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Kim M
Charlotte, NC16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
there is a few underground shopping in Seoul. I like the one nearby Sinsaegae mall, It is amazing how immaculate and nice shopping choice is and also a few places to get a quick bite. great experience !!!
Written 13 February 2020
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klaypeng
Singapore, Singapore5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Good for shopping n price very reasonable. This is the 2nd time I went there, will visit again next time
Written 1 November 2019
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sbrighton1
Brighton, UK201 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Not much to distinguish the centre from a typical South Korean underground mall beyond the Gangnam signage.
Written 28 October 2019
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lakwatsera2014
East Granby, CT880 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Solo
I had 1.5 hours to kill. I wove in/out of the stalls. but first, I remembered my exit

you ca eat, have coffee, browse and negotiate. make sure you ask if it's korean or Chinese made. they often have extra supply inside, so dont get the hanging item.

take photos of the whimsical shop names. the don't depict the actual store.

Written 25 October 2019
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