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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 Mall
“COEX Mall is located at Samsung Station line #2, 3 stops from Gangnam Station. Great shopping area with Hyundai department store nearby. Byuldabang Library is one of photo zones of Seoul with tons of books filling the whole building”
  • 106 locals recommend
Buddhist Temple
“One of the old & famous temple(Bongeunsa station) next to Samsung COEX mall”
  • 32 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)”
  • 13 locals recommend
Place to shop
“COEX has everything for entertainment, shopping, and convention etc... #aquarium #SMTOWN”
  • 12 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 ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“Not only because of the great SM town showing all the celebs and stuff, but also because of many other things in the biggest underground mall such as the aquarium, the highest bookshelves library, connections to the awesome food court of Hyundai Department Store, and etc.... ”
  • 11 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 ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Casino
“Seven Luck Casino is an exclusive casino for international visitors to Korea. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Just across the street. Large park with exercise equipment, badminton courts, and golf range.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Establishment
“lotte department store and E-mart is only 3 min walk from home, korean traditional market is only 2 min walk from home, coex&hyundae department store is only 5 min taxi ride from home.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Lodging
  • 4 locals recommend
Lodging
“It was designated by Condes Nast Traveler as the world's 51st hotel and 13th in Asia. It scored 95.2 out of 100 for the rating with its modern design and customized service.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Landmark
“Located in the center of the Gangnam area, Bongeunsa Temple has more than 1,200 years of history. This historic temple houses extensive records of Korea’s Buddhist culture, but visitors of all backgrounds and religions come to enjoy the view and serenity within the bustling city.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“For those of who love SM Entertainment, KPOP artists, it is homebase worth visiting.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“같은 건물 지하에 위치한 스테이크 전문점. 약간은 어두운 조명이 분위기 내기에 딱 좋은 장소. 스테이크의 맛은 말할것 없지만 저의 추천 메뉴는 '클래식 콥 샐러드' 진짜 예술!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
“Rooms here from $150/night. Airport bus stop is located here(5th stop on bus #6006 from ICN airport)”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Italian Restaurant
“Great pasta and pizza place. I recommend 'Garlic Carbonara', 'Crab pasta' and 'Snow flake pizza'. You can pronounce the name of restaurant as 'Mad for Garlic'. Price range is $15-30/person.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“같은 건물 지하에 위치한 스테이크 전문점. 약간은 어두운 조명이 분위기 내기에 딱 좋은 장소. 스테이크의 맛은 말할것 없지만 저의 추천 메뉴는 '클래식 콥 샐러드' 진짜 예술!”
  • 2 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Korean hanwoo beef restaurant and there are many branches in everywhere. But they don't play with beef. If you want to try Korean BBQ, try this quality beef with good marbling. Do not overcook when you eat and don't miss fried rice when you finish your meal. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
Burger Joint
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“PARNAS MALL is a trendy shopping mall that aims to be the ‘one and only’ premium quality destination for shoppers. Based on a new concept in that brings together art, culture, and shopping. Transending traditional notions of shopping malls, where products are merely purchased, PARNAS MALL features special, elegant brands and a wide array of cultural events, including the PARNAS Design Walk, Media Art and Daily Music Concerts. PARNAS MALL delivers endless new experiences for visitors that will make them want to come and want to stay, while providing a distinctive shopping space for customers who lead in trends and culture.”
  • 1 local recommends

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