Are you going on a trip to South Korea? Then, looking for things to do in Gangnam Seoul? Well, Seoul is divided into two halves by the Han River (Hangang), which runs through the city, with Gangbuk in the north and Gangnam in the south.
While Gangbuk is more of an old city, including Seoul’s center, Gangnam is home to the city’s modern attractions, including the Lotte World Tower, COEX Mall, and others.
What Are The Things to Do in Gangnam Seoul?
We’ll walk you through the best things to do in Gangnam in this post. Continue reading if you want to make the most of your time in Gangnam.
1. Jamsil Lotte World
Jamsil Station is directly connected to Lotte World Theme Park. Be aware that weekends are busy, and popular rides may require a wait of more than an hour.
You can, however, skip the long lines at popular attractions if you purchase a Magic Pass Premium (express pass) on Trazy. Visiting Lotte World on weekdays is much quieter, except on days when there are school trips.
The Lotte World Mall is on the opposite side of Jamsil Station. Just pay attention to the signs! You could easily lose track of time inside the mall. More than 650 different species, including white beluga whales, Humboldt penguins, cownose rays, and Piranha, can be seen in 15 different zones at Lotte World Aquarium.
Lotte World Tower, with 123 stories and a height of 555 meters, is South Korea’s tallest structure. The Seoul Sky Observatory is located on the top of the building, providing a 360-degree panoramic view of Seoul and the city’s beautiful skyline without any obstacles. You can also stand on the indoor glass floor to experience the sensation of floating in the air!.
2. Coex Mall
You can spend the afternoon at Bongeunsa Temple and COEX Mall if you don’t want to go to Jamsil. The temple is painless and quick; you can be in and out in 30 minutes or less. COEX is literally on the other side of the street!
The largest Aquarium in Korea is also located at COEX. Because it’s a mall, there’s plenty of shopping, entertainment, and photoshoots, such as the Starfield Library. Enjoy some food, get lost in COEX’s maze, and take advantage of the air conditioning.
Get the Gangnam COEX All-in-One Pass if you want to enjoy all of COEX’s best attractions and services with just one ticket! You will receive five free attractions/services as well as discount coupons.
Then, you can also visit Seven Luck Casino’s COEX branch, a Korean-style casino with an oriental atmosphere and cutting-edge facilities. There are 82 table games and 121 new machine games spread across a total of 6,093.57m2.
Blackjack, Baccarat, Tai-sai, Roulette, Caribbean Poker, and slot machines are just a few of the games available to visitors. The casino is also a great place to sightsee and shop because of its convenient location in central Gangnam.
3. Garosu-gil Street
For those who prefer to shop on the street rather than in a mall, visit Garosu-gil for shopping, lunch, and cafes! Here you will find a wide range of brands, both big and small, Korean and international. If you want to see KPop Road, you can either walk for 30 minutes or take a taxi (3-4,000W).
4. Gangnam Station
In the last for the things to do in Gangnam Seoul, head to the Gangnam Station area to take in the crowds and hustle and bustle. At Gangnam Station, check out the underground shopping. Around Gangnam Station, there are more cafes and snacks, as well as major stores like the Kakao Friends Flagship Store.
Participating in DIY classes in Gangnam, particularly the Neon Sign Making Class, is also highly recommended. You can create your own neon light sign with your favorite shape or words, which will serve as a unique room decoration.