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Garosu-gil

Shinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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As featured in Seoul off the beaten path
Ranked #40 of 550 attractions in Seoul
Type: Neighborhoods
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... more » 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. « less
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Quezon city
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Liked this place as a respite from the usual Korean tourist sites. They had a lot of more upscale shops with local designers behind it. We got really cool eye frames, shoes, clothes & a very unique leather bag in this area. All made locally. Also had our chocolate fix at the Godiva cafe on this street. Great place to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I visited a few times, but it's quite interesting. There are so many great restaurants in this area. High end food at mid price on competition. Even restaurants and coffee shops are featured and published in life style magazins like Monocles and Condes Nast. Use the mobile apps to look for venues. Restaurants my friends took were all in weird... More

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Hong Kong
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

It's not very busy & hanging around there for coffee & some local designer shop is quite leisure, easily kill a couple of hours. But not much excitement, products are commercial rather creative

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
33 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Love it, shopping, cafes, and cherry koko is a very evil shop. I bought too many things but they were great value! Perfect Korean quality

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Hong Kong, China
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411 reviews 411 reviews
152 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This is a great area for an afternoon with the girls or for a quick shopping trip with your family. There are a lot of cafes and unique shops with nice and decently priced clothing. One difficult thing is that there is often only 1 or 2 of each piece and if you are not super thin as many Koreans... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

European inspired street Garosu-gil has many upscale boutiques to shop at and street vendors. Kind of reminds me of Newbury Street in Boston. There are also many restaurants to dine at on the street and coffee shops. It's a beautiful street with lots of ginko trees on it, and there are many side streets that have shops on them too.... More

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Singapore
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104 reviews 104 reviews
12 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Better known as "Shinsa-dong". It's known to be a boulevard lined with row of small boutique shops. There are many hip cafes here. Nice place to spend time here either shopping or just having a coffee, catching up with friends, or watching the crowd.

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philippines
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Its a cozy hip place if you're into shopping, cafes and people watching. Shopping is not cheap but you can stroll around and stop to grab a cup of latte in the array of quirky cafes.

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Beirut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This street was not the easiest to find (exit 8 Sinsa station), but was totally worth the search, it has really nice shops (upscale international and asian but still affordable) and restaurants, some bars. We went in the evening but I would imagine that it would be as nice lunchtime. We also saw a live band in a bar called... More

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Makati, Philippines
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84 reviews 84 reviews
20 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

If you're into fashion, food & art then this precinct has it all. The main street is mostly dedicated to fashion stores, both chain brands & boutique stores. The side streets & streets that run behind the fashion shops contains lots of cafés, restaurants & art boutiques. High quality shopping area with restaurants to suit Asian & European tastes. No... More

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