Gangnam Style Sculpture

Gangnam & Southern Seoul

The horse dance in Psy's music video for 'Gangnam Style' has been iconified as a giant pair of bronze hands on a stage on the east side outside COEX Mall. The song plays as you approach it, and it's lit up at night.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Gangnam & Southern Seoul attractions

1. Tangent

0.08 MILES

Hyundai Development Company commissioned Daniel Libeskind to work with Seoul-based firm Himma on its headquarters opposite COEX Mall. The result, Tangent,…

2. Starfield Library

0.09 MILES

More like a 13m-tall, neon-lit, designer shrine to books than a library, you can't actually take anything away here, but there are desks, sofas and…

3. SMTown coexartium

0.15 MILES

This five-level interactive shrine to K-Pop in the COEX Mall has already become a pilgrimage hot spot for fans since opening in 2018. The photo hall is…

4. Bongeun-sa

0.25 MILES

Located in the heart of ritzy Gangnam, the shrines and halls of the Buddhist temple Bongeun-sa, with its tree-filled hillside location, stand in direct…

5. King Jeongjong's Tomb

0.57 MILES

The tomb of King Jeongjong (r 1506–44) is one of three royal burial areas at Seonjeongneung park. He was the second son of King Seongjong and Queen…

6. Prugio Valley

0.57 MILES

Looking like a giant music speaker crossed with a slab of Swiss cheese, this incredible steel-clad building was designed by Unsangdong Architects.

8. King Seongjong's Tomb

0.76 MILES

The most notable of the three royal tombs at Seonjeongneung park is that of King Seongjong (r 1469–94), who was a prolific author and father – he had 28…