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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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A must visit is the Line Friends Store & Cafe

When one visits Garosu-gil, everyone seems to flock towards the Line Friends Store & Cafe found along the ginko tree lined street. We arrived early to beat the crowd, if you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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112 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When one visits Garosu-gil, everyone seems to flock towards the Line Friends Store & Cafe found along the ginko tree lined street. We arrived early to beat the crowd, if you are into the Line Messaging App, you will go ga-ga like the fans we found here. They take photos with every soft toy of the Line Friends characters displayed... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in this area back in 2012 and loved its hipster charm and character then. Loved that the shops were unique and very local and that there were many small Korean restaurants. When I visited again this year though, there were more international brands and it looked and felt like any other high end street. It was also crowded... More 

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alice springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

we went there at night to have a drink and buy some souvenirs. It's a quite cute area with low buildings that look old and authentic, lots to see, to eat and drink, don't miss it

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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126 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This district is all about what is hip, happening, and now. See and be seen! Shop for trendy clothes and eat in celebrity chef restaurants. Grab a cocktail and watch the BMW's and Mercedes roll by. This is where the young, rich, and want-to-be K Pop stars come out the eat, shop and play!

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New York, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

On our way to gangnam, we stopped off at garosu-gil for some shopping and dessert. This street targets your more affluent crowds. A very pleasant experience with plenty of shops, cafes and dessert spots to spend the afternoon.

Thank Michael K
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The crowd here is mostly younger, and it is the yuppie, more grown-up version of Hongdae/Sinchon. This is a popular date spot during fall, but I visited in the winter and it was still pretty, and had something for all my needs. Here, my husband bought a bag and wallet from a Japanese brand at a reasonable price, and there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I visited today 21 October, 2015. Everything is tidy and all items are very trendy. Street is very clean and window shopping is also very good. After that go to a pub, grab a some drinks or snacks will make you more happy. Thumbs up. :)

Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We didn't plan to go to Garosugil but when I asked our tour guide for restaurant recommendations he told me to go to Garosugil because ambiance and surrounding is far different from the places we've been to. I later learned that it's a high end district mostly locals were there.. no tourists. Shops there are on the high end side... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This place is so different from Hongdae or Myeongdong, perhaps there are not many people around there. I like the ambience there too as it is less crowded.

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Malolos, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Gingko trees are lined up on Garusogil and its such a nice place too be during fall when leaves are changing folors. The place is not crowded, really an upscale place. Lots of shops including foreign brands are line up. Cafes and restaurants are also available in almost every corner.

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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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