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Garosu-gil

Address: Shinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Ranked #45 of 499 Attractions 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
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120 reviews 120 reviews
75 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
33 helpful votes 33 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is a great place to shop. There are many smaller boutiques & vintage shops along the street. Keep an eye for many outlets with great discounts on some of the korean designs and even designer items. There are many cafes, though more "western" cuisine than korean. However, there's a great fried chicken place called Hansu Chicken, which is after... More 

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15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A 5 minute taxi drive from the Ritz Carlton hotel in Gangnam, where we were staying, found us on a very popular tree lined road at 11 am along with the first shoppers of the day beginning to see what might be of interest. This street is popular with tourists and locals alike and provides a great range of high... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This place gave off a very indie feel while I was there. Shops were mainstream shops(like F21, MCM) so don't expect to find any bargains or cheap clothes here! There are a lot of cafés and coffee shop houses here.

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