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Garosu-gil

Address: Shinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Ranked #50 of 577 things to do in Seoul
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This trendy, tree-lined street has a European vibe and is filled with charming cafes and unique...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This trendy, tree-lined street has a European vibe and is filled with charming cafes and unique boutiques. Popular among locals as a fashionable (if expensive) place to shop, it is not well known among tourists.

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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Lots of interesting cafe & many quaint shops around this area. Need to venture off to the side streets if you want to explore a bigger area.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

I was introduced by my Korean friend about this street. I went there at night (9pm-11pm) and most of the shop still doing business till late. The street is quite long and you can enjoy all the lovely shop & gorgeous people! I just love looking at their style. If you are a fashion lover, please come here!

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is a trendy street where you can shop, eat or just walk around. It is a good spot for people watching. It is packed with well-dressed teens, models etc.

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Singapore, Singapore
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120 reviews 120 reviews
75 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is very much a yuppie street for the young and rich, with unfortunately (or unsurprisingly) a slightly pretentious vibe. After you are done pushing past the scores of women with face masks (fresh from a visit to the plastic surgery clinic), you have to prevent yourself from keeling over at the sight of overpriced labels and price tags. While... More 

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indonesia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

it's melting pot of those young rich, famous, artsy. For just hangout, you can find the Kirin Ichiban beer garden. Or music lover, there's small isle not far from forever 21 where you can see underground music scene of young and talented jazz and soul musicians performs

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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

First thing I noticed about this place was the boutique clothes that are different from the too-similar looking ones in Myeongdong, Dongdaemun and the usual retail chains. Some of the clothes are designed by the shop owners themselves, so they can be really unique, but it also goes to say that they can be on the pricey side. The cafes... More 

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Seoul
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28 reviews 28 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Before starting to make a travel around the world, I used to live around Garosu-gil. Now is the time you should go see and stroll along the road because there's a lot of fallen leaves with yellow-tinted street lamps and beautiful signboard waiting to be seen- get along the road till you get to Gosu-buji (Han-river Park) and enjoy the... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This long stretch of road has a lot of franchised coffee shops and small shops. You'll be able to see Korean style clothes. I would recommend wondering about the side roads off from the main road. There are more cafés and boutique shops. Bear in mind when you are planning your visit, that Garosugil is favoured by young couples so... More 

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Kuta
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Love the restaurants and cafés Good shopping spot and hang out A place to see and be seen if you're a posh young adult I found a lot of great food in Garosu Gil area

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I stayed in Ibis Gangnam hotel and it took around 20 minutes by taxi. I could see the distance between them were not far but because of the traffic jam, it took more. I recommend to take subway instead of taxi. However it was full of young guys shopping around. Very crowded shopping spot with many restaurants. I wish they... More 

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