Samseongdong and COEX blend Gangnam's glamor with Korea’s Joseon Era sanctitude. Experiencing this eastern Gangnam area means seeing the world on three levels—below ground, above ground, and sky high. While the COEX Convention Center and its massive underground mall teem with tailored suits, pencil skirts, and fluorescently-lit shops, ancient Buddhist temples and dynastic burial grounds introduce moments of stillness into the area’s (almost) all-business atmosphere.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Big Business and Historic Sanctuaries In Eastern Gangnam
The location is perfect if you need to do business around Gangnam or COEX centre, but a bit far from the central tourist locations. Never mind, because the Seoul metro is great!"
Visited in 2013
COEX Mall: Asia's Largest Underground Shopping Center
Samseongdong is next door to COEX, Korea World Trade Center, Intercontinental Hotel, and Hyundai Department Stores. It's easy to go around anywhere with subway and bus stops nearby."
Bongeunsa Temple: Samseongdong's Ancient Buddhist Sanctuary
It is very near lots of bars, restaurants, and a huge shopping center, so it's great if that's your thing..."
Visited in 2013
Joseon Dynasty Burial Grounds: Seolleung and Jeolleung
This location is very convenient—you can access almost everything within a few minutes."
COEX Convention Center
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Manchul currently lives in Seoul and travels frequently on assignment. His photography has appeared in publications such as the Wall Street Journal Magazine, Guardian Weekend Magazine, Report on Business, and Epoca Negocios. His photography has continued to evolve over the years as a mix between digital composites on one hand and being outside away from the computer on the other hand, with a general shift to focusing more and more on telling stories.