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Known for its tree-lined streets, Garosu-Gil attracts an alternative crowd with its unique bohemian-chic vibe. It favors designer and artists shops, and features open studios, workshops, and bars.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Shinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 70-8668-4193
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Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

The area has several Korean, Asian, international and fusion restaurants. Nice selection of boutiques all with manicured windows displaying well- selected items. The area is pleasant to walk. Enjoy it!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MLGG2000
Reviewed 29 October 2018

i love this area. you can spend at least half day in Garosu-gil +Lots of cafes. +Not too crowded like Myeongdong +Lovely shops

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gongk
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

After the streets of Myeongdong, Hongdae, Ewha and Gangnam I was very eager to leave those places as it swarms with a lot of people either shopping or partying. Imagine my excitement at experiencing this area with such chill vibes with same cosmetics stores, high...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jeeeeeengt
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Great place to explore....... a good choices of boutiques and also shops. Much quieter in comparison with other tourist spot. The beauty of the season can be seen here along the street.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michele H
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

This place is only good for restaurant options. The hype for the brand name that I do not even know of is not worth it. Also, it is disappointing that certain stores do not even let you try on shirts and you can not return...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank Sindee N
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

This area used to be a trendy area with a lot of nice cafes, restaurants, and boutique shops. However, in the recent years has seen a huge number of big brands coming in and made the whole area a.... meh... not interesting any more.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jaypE8196ER
Reviewed 6 August 2018

lots of nice different restaurants , coffee shops, tea houses , nice shops , very good spot to buy cosmetics

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank asialover_12
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Great Shopping experience, trendy place for shopping in South Korea. Lot of restaurant in Shinsadong

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Lee Sian N
Reviewed 16 July 2018

I went to both Garosu-gil and Myeongdong shopping streets and I have to give Garosu-gil 2 thumbs up! As a cafe / coffee lover, I recommend exploring this place! You will find unique and hipster coffee houses as well as the usual coffee houses (such...More

Date of experience: June 2018
6  Thank shufen314
Reviewed 30 June 2018

I visited the Bohemian-chic Garosu-Gil Street in my day tour. It is an upscale and trendy shopping and art district located south of the Han River in Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu. We had limited time for roaming around. Garosu-gil, also known as "Gingko Tree Lined Street". The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ghadeer2014
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Lise Cathrin B
20 May 2016|
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Response from Anne L | Reviewed this property |
In Seoul most shops and cafe open late around 11-12 especially on weekend but there are some than open earlier~~ .
7 October 2015|
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Response from mellyooi | Reviewed this property |
Most shops closes around 9 - 10pm. Trazy . com has a pretty good guide on all the shops/restaurant opening hours.