Gangnam-gu (강남구/江南區) or Gangnam district is a district in Seoul located south of the Han River. Gangnam district, along with Seocho district and Songpa district made up the Greater Gangnam Area – the most affluent area of South Korea. Real estate is expensive and many very affluent Koreans reside there. The Koreans in Gangnam have their own way of style and likes to shop at luxury brands along Apgujeong’s Rodeo Street and visits cafe at Sinsa-dong’s Garosugil. Let’s check out the style of Gangnam!
Cheongdam Style (청담 스타일)
Cheongdam-dong is known for its art and fashion. Known as the most affluent area of the Gangnam area where coffee cost 4 times as much as other places. You can also spot Hallyu and K-pop stars at this area if you’re lucky. Be sure to look chic!
Yeoksam Style (역삼 스타일)
Gangnam Station is located at Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu. Teheranno is located in the area. Many internet related companies such as Naver, Daum and Google Korea are located here. Be sure to look smart!
Apgujeong Style (압구정 스타일)
Apgujeong-dong is known for the “yuppies” culture of Korea. This is the area to see what is in vogue in Korea. The area holds two entertainment companies – SM Entertainment and JYP Entertainment. Be sure to look like your favourite K-pop Star!
Sinsa Style (신사 스타일)
Sinsa-dong is best known for its ginko tree lined road, known in Korean as “Garosugil (가로수길)”. The area hold many hair salons, cosmetic surgery clinics, indie boutiques and charming cafes. The area usually draws younger crowds. Be sure to look awesome!