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Sinsa / Garosugil
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Address: Shinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

This trendy, tree-lined street has a European vibe and is filled with...

This trendy, tree-lined street has a European vibe and is filled with charming cafes and unique boutiques. Popular among locals as a fashionable (if expensive) place to shop, it is not well known among tourists.

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We got lost in Gangnam and ended up in this beautiful place. But it was too quiet and was not as fun as Myeongdong.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patrisha A
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Melbourne, Australia
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84 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went here twice because I liked it so much. They have amazing cafes and nice clothes shops (Mango, Hollister etc). I went on a sunday afternoon and I think it was a good time, because everyone sat outside at a cafe. Don't go in the morning as shops and cafes might still be closed. I would come back here.

Thank Nicole546829
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got lost in Gangnam and ended up in this beautiful place. But it was too quiet and was not as fun as Myeongdong.

Thank Patrisha A
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there on a Monday morning via subway. The ride was pleasant and not packed as I expected it to be as it was 9am at the time. People are definitely dressed a lot more trendy and fashionable here. Had a latte (excellent!) at Coffeesmith (left side of garosu-gil as you turn in and walk a few metres) before... More 

Thank DShim
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Girls are Hot Hot Hot and good good good looking here - great eye candy Must visit and be sure to check out every shop, might find yourself the next k pop star. Oh shops are a good on a small street Didn't end up linking the walk to apjugeong or cheongdam - it feels the same

Thank kevlee709394
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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181 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this area is quite a hot spot for fashion lovers so many small shops and cafés really nice to spent some hours here

Thank LaenderAbenteuerer
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We went here with the hope of seeing Korean celebrities. There are quite a number of upscale coffee places and stores around.

Thank Joanne S
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

One of the lovely Cat cate located at Shinsa Dong. Its worth to go to take a rest to visits lovely cats overthere. Especially where there is cold or hot outside or you have been too tired after shopping.

Thank Grando N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Girly shopping street in Shinsa dong with lots of shops selling mostly ladies' goods such as clothing and accessories.

Thank Quack H
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

I always visit Garosu-gil when in Seoul but it's more on the higher end of shopping and dining. The shops are a bit pricier and dining can add up too depending on where you go. They do have cute shops so you'll see a lot of tourists and young crowds hanging out in this area. If you are looking for... More 

Thank Christine C
Köln, Deutschland
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Modern street with shops and cafes, could be anywhere in the world, nothing special. I prefer Bukchon to hang out for coffee!

Thank TontonCGN

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Sinsa / Garosugil
Trendy, chic, fashionable – these are just some of the words that sum up Sinsa and the neighbourhood of Garosugil within it. In particular, Garosugil has emerged recently to be one of Seoul’s most popular neighbourhoods; from the latest haute cuisine to what’s next in haute fashion, the restaurants, boutiques, and shops here tend to spark trends quickly spreading nationwide. It’s a magnet for celebrities, fashion industry titans, and Seoul’s elite and elite-aspiring, although some claim soaring real estate prices have led to a decrease in Garosugil’s independent charm. Still, it continues to remain one of the hottest and hippest areas in Seoul, so it’s best when visiting to make sure you’re dressed and looking the part.
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