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Garosu-gil

Shinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Ranked #47 of 567 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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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Walked along the main street during day time for some interesting Korean designer boutiques. Things here are generally more expensive but they are of higher quality. There are also some shops which caters to the more eccentric fashionista. Walk over to inner streets and you will discover some hidden gems too. Many cafes around too and Mango Six is recommended... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

shopping area with trendy cafes & shops. A joy to walk along when the weather is good. plenty of photo opportunities & star gazing (if you know your Korean stars).

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Quezon city
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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34 attraction reviews
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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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164 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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