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Garosu-gil

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Sinsa / Garosugil
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Address: Shinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This trendy, tree-lined street has a European vibe and is filled with...

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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Hip place to shop in Seoul

Garosu-gil has been duped as 'Europe in Seoul'. It is a trendy and hip place for you to shop, eat and just hanging around. This street frequently visited by the local fashionistas... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Wanleeyana
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Garosu-gil has been duped as 'Europe in Seoul'. It is a trendy and hip place for you to shop, eat and just hanging around. This street frequently visited by the local fashionistas and young peoples that dressed well and look like supermodel, lol. I came here for cafe-hopping, which has various selection for independent and unique cafe that has nice... More 

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Edinburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Also look for Hyundai department store walkable from here - higher quality then Harrods Nice quality shops in this street it is also near the famous gangnam area

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place to walk and to have coffee in their quirky cafes and watch the world go by. Highly recommend the Korean restaurant at the end of the street called 'Insadong' (yeah a little strange since it is far away from actual insadong). Affordable and yummy bulgogi in a place where the coffees are expensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we lived in Korea last year, this was one of my favorite places to relax on Sunday. Lot of cute coffee shops, jewelry stores, and independent clothing shops. Also, restaurants and just a really pretty area to walk around. Grab a book or your laptop and head to a lovely coffee shop where you can unwind or people watch.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

with trees lining on both sides of the street, this street is very scenic. This area mainly sells luxury goods, but there are several facial shops around here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there to see Gentle Monster Flagship store and 3CE cinema concept store. They are very interesting. Not only variety of products that they offer but also some exhibition for you to enjoy. If you have time, please visit. Beside these two, there are a lot of cafe, restaurants, and shops for you to enjoy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Come with a loaded wallet. You'll want to spend days shopping here. We found some great deals at Aland and other chains stores. Lots of fun fashion to bring home with you.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere and many good designed clothes shops. Along with cafe and coffee shop. recommended for a shopping and chilling.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

plenty of cafes in this area, great for cafe hopping, also with many interesting themed cafes. Beautiful street with many boutiques, definitely worth spending some time here

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It would be great to visit during Autumn. You will see the yellowish of Ginkgo trees along the alley. A lot of designers' shops along the street. Don't forget to drop by LINE Friends & Cafe.

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Sinsa / Garosugil
Trendy, chic, fashionable – these are just some of the words that sum up Sinsa and the neighborhood of Garosugil within it. In particular, Garosugil has emerged recently to be one of Seoul’s most popular neighborhoods; from the latest haute cuisine to what’s next in haute fashion, the restaurants, boutiques, and shops here tend to spark trends quickly spreading nationwide. It’s a magnet for celebrities, fashion industry titans, and Seoul’s elite and elite-aspiring, although some claim soaring real estate prices have led to a decrease in Garosugil’s independent charm. Still, it continues to remain one of the hottest and hippest areas in Seoul, so it’s best when visiting to make sure you’re dressed and looking the part.
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