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Top Choice Korean in Gangnam & Southern Seoul

Jungsik

This place was voted number 25 in Asia's 50 Best Restaurants in 2018; neo-Korean cuisine hardly gets better than this. At the Apgujeong outpost of the New York restaurant named after creative chef-owner Yim Jungsik,…
Top Choice Club in Gangnam & Southern Seoul

Club Octagon

Voted number seven in the world's top clubs by DJ Mag in 2018, Octagon is one of Gangnam's best for serious clubbers. High-profile resident and guest DJs spin house, trap, hip-hop and techno in a warehouse-sized spa…
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Gangnam & Southern Seoul

Bongeun-sa

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 juxtaposition to its corporate high-rise surrounds. Founded in …
Top Choice Horse Racing in Gangnam & Southern Seoul

Seoul Racecourse

Enjoy a day at the races at Seoul's impressive and hugely popular horse-racing track. A 40,000-capacity grandstand faces the sandy track and its backdrop of verdant hills, where giant screens show the odds, the race…
Top Choice Fusion in Gangnam & Southern Seoul

Normal by Ryunique

'Normal' is the casual counterpart to restaurant Ryunique, one of Asia's Top 50 restaurants. A contemporary bistro that makes fine dining affordable, the menu consists of American- and French-inspired dishes à la ca…
Top Choice Italian in Gangnam & Southern Seoul

Gati

This fine Italian restaurant is as casually cool as its all-black-wearing diners, but the food is seriously top-notch. Homemade squid-ink linguine with scallops in roe cream is a standout. Opt for the praiseworthy f…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Gangnam & Southern Seoul

10 Corso Como Seoul

Inspired by its shopping complex in Milan, this outpost of the fashion and lifestyle boutique is about as interesting as Gangnam retail can get. The blend of fashion, art and design includes several local designers …
Top Choice Korean in Gangnam & Southern Seoul

Samwon Garden

Serving top-class galbi (beef ribs) for over 30 years, Samwon is a Korean idyll, surrounded by beautiful traditional gardens including several waterfalls. It’s one of the best places in the city for this kind of bar…
Top Choice Architecture in Gangnam & Southern Seoul

Tangent

Hyundai Development Company commissioned Daniel Libeskind to work with Seoul-based firm Himma on its headquarters opposite COEX Mall. The result, Tangent, is one of Seoul’s boldest architectural statements, an enorm…
Top Choice Park in Gangnam & Southern Seoul

Olympic Park

This large and pleasant park was the focus of the 1988 Olympics. Strolling its paths takes you past its stadiums surrounded by plenty of greenery, ponds and open-air sculptures. There's a gallery of modern art and t…