Hallyu Tourism

K-Star Road in Gangnam: A Must-visit Spot for K-pop Fans

Are you a hardcore K-pop fan who wants to explore the city of Seoul with the plans of stopping by at places where you can able to see Hallyu marks? Then you should include in your list and meet the K-stars in the artworks at the Hallyu K-Star Road in Gangnam.

Gangnam has been nicknamed as the birthplace of many Korean wave stars. With the famous and leading Korean entertainment companies located here, it has also been the leading place of the Korean trends even before it gained worldwide recognition.  

About the K-Star Road

Do you know that it took about two years to establish the K-Star Road? K-Star Road is located at the main road connecting the Apgujeong Rodeo Station exit 2 and Cheongdam crossroads. It is also often called the ‘luxury road of Cheongdam,’ with the presence of many luxury goods stores along the road. The main highlight of the road is the GangnamDols. You can see them everywhere!

GangnamDol Road

GangnamDol is a combined word of ‘Gangnam’, ‘idol, and ‘doll’. It is a symbolic art of the K-Star Road, with the symbolic representations of the famous K-pop groups printed on the human-scale bear doll. 

There are character dolls that represent the 17 Kpop idols such as 4Minute, Super Junior, 2PM, FT Island, SHINee, Miss A, CNBLUE, TVXQ!, Girls’ Generation, EXO, AOA, BTS, B1A4, VIXX, INFINITE, KARA, and also BLOCK B. Also, in front of the Galleria Department Store, there is a 3-meter-tall PSY GangnamDol. 

GangnamDol HAUS

In front of exit 7 of Apgujeong Rodeo Station, there is a GangnamDol HAUS. It is a souvenir shop that sells miniature GangnamDols. It is open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, lunch break at 1:00 PM – @:00 PM. If you want to buy yourself and your friends who are also Kpop lovers some cute and lovely souvenirs, you can visit this place.

Korean Entertainment Companies

Aside from GangnamDols, many entertainment companies are situated here such as SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment, JNC Entertainment, BH Entertainment, and more.  

While walking along the Hallyu K-Star Road, you will be able to discover restaurants and attractions where popular Hallyu stars frequently go. You might possibly catch a glimpse of your favorite K-pop idols here. Also, it is a high-end shopping area with cafes, restaurants, and luxury brands along the streets.

If you’re a k-pop fan, you have to visit this K-Star Road. You can find your favorite group doll here and also don’t forget to take lots of pictures! You would definitely love this, for sure!

Nearby Attractions

Several attractions including the popular Galleria Department Store (Flagship Store), Cheongdam Fashion Street, Hyundai Department Store (Flagship Store), Apgujeong Rodeo Street, as well as Sinsadong Garosu Street are just near to K-star road.

Apgujeong Rodeo Street is the heart of Apgujeong’s fashion world filled with luxury brands, shoes, clothing, and also accessories.

On the other hand, Hyundai Department Store, is a flagship store known for its excellent brands and has been one of the leading shopping hubs in Korea.

Cheongdam Fashion Street is one of the most luxurious shopping areas in Seoul with luxury brand stores such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Prada, Cartier, and more.

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In Sinsadong Garosu Street, you will see designer shops, cute cafes, Line Friends Café & Store (flagship store),as well as shops that sell clothing, accessories, cosmetics, and others. It attracts visitors not just because it’s a nice shopping street but also because of its Ginkgo trees that are very captivating in autumn.

K- Star Road Address: 407, Apgujeong-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

How to Get There

By Subway: Take the Seoul Subway (Bundang Line) then get off at Apgujeong Rodeo Station and exit via Exit 2.

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🇵🇭 Gail Camp

An Adventurer, Traveler, and Student enjoying life in Korea.