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Garosu-gil

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Sinsa / Garosugil
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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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Hip, trendy, very upmarket place..

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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81 reviews 81 reviews
57 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

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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Singapore, Singapore
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24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

I was introduced by my Korean friend about this street. I went there at night (9pm-11pm) and most of the shop still doing business till late. The street is quite long and you can enjoy all the lovely shop & gorgeous people! I just love looking at their style. If you are a fashion lover, please come here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is a trendy street where you can shop, eat or just walk around. It is a good spot for people watching. It is packed with well-dressed teens, models etc.

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is very much a yuppie street for the young and rich, with unfortunately (or unsurprisingly) a slightly pretentious vibe. After you are done pushing past the scores of women with face masks (fresh from a visit to the plastic surgery clinic), you have to prevent yourself from keeling over at the sight of overpriced labels and price tags. While... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

it's melting pot of those young rich, famous, artsy. For just hangout, you can find the Kirin Ichiban beer garden. Or music lover, there's small isle not far from forever 21 where you can see underground music scene of young and talented jazz and soul musicians performs

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

First thing I noticed about this place was the boutique clothes that are different from the too-similar looking ones in Myeongdong, Dongdaemun and the usual retail chains. Some of the clothes are designed by the shop owners themselves, so they can be really unique, but it also goes to say that they can be on the pricey side. The cafes... More 

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Seoul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Before starting to make a travel around the world, I used to live around Garosu-gil. Now is the time you should go see and stroll along the road because there's a lot of fallen leaves with yellow-tinted street lamps and beautiful signboard waiting to be seen- get along the road till you get to Gosu-buji (Han-river Park) and enjoy the... More 

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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.