Gangnam is one of Seoul, South Korea's most affluent sections. The area has a thriving business district and offers a selection of popular entertainment and shopping venues which include the popular Lotte World and the shops located in Seoul's 'fashion Mecca', Apgujeong Rodeo Street.
As might be expected, Gangnam accommodation options run the gambit, with many of the facilities catering to business travellers as well as tourists. Luxury hotels offer five-star service and amenities, while full-service apartments offer kitchens as well as separate living room and dining areas.
Top Things to see and do in Gangnam
The COEX Mall is an underground shopping centre featuring 85,000 square metres of shops, food courts, a cinema complex, and an aquarium.
The Kimchi Field Museum, also located in the COEX Mall, offers visitors the opportunity to learn more about the importance of kimchi in Korean culture and cuisine.
For those interested in learning more about local history and culture, the Seonjeongneung Royal Tombs contain the tombs of two Joseon Dynasty kings and a queen, and are open to the public.
Gangnam Station is the centre of Seoul's nightlife. Packed with restaurants and bars, patrons can enjoy playing drinking games with the locals at one of the beer houses, singing at one of the many karaoke bars, or dancing the night away at a disco. A popular place with Seoul University students, Gangnam Station is a great place for travellers to meet and interact with local young people eager to hone their foreign language skills.
Accommodation options range from higher end intercontinental hotels to a variety of cheap hotels in Gangnam. Fully serviced, air conditioned apartments are also available which include kitchen facilities for guests interested in self-catering. Higher-end hotels include amenities such as indoor pools, massage services, saunas, and fully equipped fitness centres. There is also a variety of onsite dining options at some of the higher-end hotels. Business travellers can take advantage of onsite business centres in many of the better hotels in the area, and most of the mid and upper range accommodation offers free parking.