Must see attractions in Gangnam & Southern Seoul

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    King Jeongjong's Tomb

    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…

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    Gangnam Style 'Horse Dance' Stage

    Outside Gangnam subway is the multimedia Gangnam Style stage, a shrine to Psy – somewhat ironic given the song was a parody of the neighbourhood. While…

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    Lotte World Folk Museum

    The Folk Museum at Lotte World uses imaginative techniques like dioramas, scale models and moving waxworks to bring scenes from Korean history to life…

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    K-Wave Experience

    Upstairs from the Gangnam Tourist Center, this is the place to live out all your K-Pop fantasies, with a full makeover to transform you into a K-Pop star…

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    Sool Gallery

    This small exhibition with some English explanations will clue you into the various types of Korean alcohol, such as makgeolli, soju and yakju. If you…

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    SeMA Nam Seoul Museum

    Housed within a beautiful colonial building (c 1901) that was the former Belgian consulate, this branch of SeMA promotes itself as a 'living arts museum',…

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    Gangnam Style Sculpture

    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…

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    Urban Hive

    Above Sinnonhyeon Station is this building, which looks like an enormous concrete beehive, giving it unique structural support, and is lit from within at…

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    Opera Gallery

    This high-end commercial gallery is worth popping into for a gawk at works (and price tags) by artists such as Damien Hirst, Joan Miró and Salvador Dalí…

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    SongEun ArtSpace

    In the heart of Gangnam's fashionable Cheongdam district, this contemporary art gallery promotes works by emerging and established Korean artists with…

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    Horim Museum

    Within the lustrous walls of the stylish Horim Art Center, this museum has three floors devoted to Korean ceramic masterpieces and temporary exhibits on…

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    Mongchon Museum

    Mongchon Museum has some precious golden relics of the Baekje kings, a seven-pronged sword and the usual dull pots. The history of human settlement here…

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    313 Art Project

    In the middle of Apgujeong's chic art hub, this slick gallery shows contemporary works by emerging and established artists, both local and from abroad.

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    Prugio Valley

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

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    K-Star Road

    Gangnam's 'Hallyuwood Walk of Fame' pays homage to K-Pop stars in the form of cutesy bear sculptures dedicated to K-Wave singers and actors.

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    Fifty Fifty

    A decent art gallery with a fantastic space for its regularly rotating art shows by emerging local artists.

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    Kyobo Tower

    The hulking 26-level brick edifice of Kyobo Tower (2003), designed by Mario Botta, is meant to be reminiscent of the bulkiness of Egypt's Sphynx.