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Gangnam Underground Shopping area

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Gangnam / Nonhyeon / Yeoksam
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There's just so much to see and if there's no self-control, you probably end up spending a lot here! Those with self-control, it's quite a therapeutic place to just window shop :)

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There's just so much to see and if there's no self-control, you probably end up spending a lot here! Those with self-control, it's quite a therapeutic place to just window shop :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Good place to shop for cheap clothes and accessories at the Gangnam Underground Shopping Area. Most shoppers did not come out empty handed.

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Province of Cartago, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017

you really will enjoy this place when outside it's cold, but those shop on my opinion are not amazing, they are average shop and maybe more for locales

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017

I have been shopping here since I was a kid before it was renovated. I was surprised by how cleaner and brighter it was when I visited again after many years. You can literally spend hours shopping and not know what time it is since it's underground! LOL This would be the perfect place to check out if it's raining... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing for any shopping loving person. I got a lot of stuffs from jewelry to socks to cosmetic and clothes. Got some super deals. The place is hard to navigate exactly so I was happy I came with someone who had been there before.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

You can find virtually everything in this arcade (aka Express Bus Terminal Arcade) from stationary to clothes, from kitchen wares and fine dishes to furniture. Also a good place for little Korean souvenirs in the $15-range. Most places accept credit cards. The entire arcade has been recently renovated, which likely drove up rents as the prices have increased considerably in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Its a little difficult to navigate, and you must remember the exit gate number from where you entered. Lots of cheap clothes, shoes, accessories. Be sure to bargain.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Excellent place if you are a lady as you can bargain a great price for some good quality products. Find them in nearly all underground stations but with varying degrees. Not so much of variety for men, but you can always pick some local products from the local shops or some souvenirs as well.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

You can't see one end from the other. 2 parallel lanes. My friends are crazy over this place but it didn't work for me. Came out of the mall empty handed. The things are cheap but so is the quality. A little see one see all because they tend to sell very similar things. Having said that, there's a variety... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Geared for female. Cheap shipping clothes starting at 5000 won. Once you exit the gangnam subway you're there. It's the whole underground exit area (exit 1-12) a lot of places sells similar stuff so if you have time, walk around to find the cheapest but all process are reasonable and good quality. I bought sweaters for 5000 won n 10... More 

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Gangnam / Nonhyeon / Yeoksam
If you thought business and fun couldn’t mix, look no further than urban Gangnam and the nearby neighborhoods. On the surface, Gangnam comes off as a strictly business district with a plethora of high-rise office buildings jutting into the sky and the steady streams of office workers bustling about. But interlaced within are a string of shops, restaurants, bars, and other spots for entertainment. If Myeongdong is the generic meet-up and hangout spot north of the Han River, Gangnam is its answer for those on the south side. As evening comes, Gangnam comes alive with its countless neon lights attracting hordes of office workers, friends, and couples for food, drinks, perhaps a bit of singing at a noraebang, and more drinks. And the smattering of clubs around also draws plenty of folks looking to unwind and show off their moves on the dance floor. On weekends, the crowds gets bigger, the energy buzzes to a seemingly nonstop high, and Gangnam makes it clear why so many call Seoul the city that never sleeps.
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