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Address: Shinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: 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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Some special street

Not big, but charming street. Fashion, Cuisine, persons... If you have a chance visiting KangNam, look around hear.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I went to Garosugil just out of curiosity but I did not enjoy being there at all. There are a lot of cafes and restaurant around and maybe some attraction like the Line Cafe but it just doesn't attract me. For someone who likes shopping, they might enjoy garosugil a lot but I don't really like shopping so it's not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Not big, but charming street. Fashion, Cuisine, persons... If you have a chance visiting KangNam, look around hear.

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Seoul, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Garosugil is the spot in Seoul for shopping, as the street features loads of clothing, accessories and cosmetics shops. Shops are very trendy, yet cheaper that what you could find a couple of blocks East in Apgujeong or Cheongdam. The coffee shop scene, vibrant throughout the city, is even better here. So, if you like high-street fashion and fancy coffee... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Adorable, hip shopping area in Seoul. Loads of cool shops and boutiques including a number of chain stores. The dessert cafes are a must for a delicious stop. My husband I stopped at "La Eskimo" for some other-worldy cake and iced coffee. It's definitely the perfect way to relax after a nice walk through these beautiful streets!

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Manila
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Easily my favorite part of Seoul! Quaint streets lined with stores which isn't as crowded as Meyongdong. It had a more relaxed vibe and I can spend hours in this place. Also discovered a new favorite store Neuf Hotel which is 4 stories of luxury and comfort, from clothes to furniture and home accessories. Be sure to spend at least... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Easily reachable via subway exit 8. There are tons of small trendy shops on the side streets. Tons of eateries and trendy clothing stores. The best find is the Line Store and Cafe which opens noon. The streets are dotted with coffee shops. Particularly love Subling serving Korean dessert and with plenty seatings. Enjoy this neighorhood very much.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This place is really upmarket. You can see this from the type of restaurants,cafes & shops. Also, so far this is the only place that we have seen many expensive cars around & also quite a few foreigners( European/American). Seems to be staying here rather than tourists. There are so many beautiful cafes you can just sit, have a drink... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you want to people watch, this is the perfect place to find a chill cafe and just sit there for hours and watch the people go by. Very interesting place to visit if you like tree lined streets and cafe hopping.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Active mode. Recommend walk. There are many cafe and restaurant. But very similar.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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Address: Address: Shinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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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.