Samseong-dong

Seoul
Samseong-dong which includes interior views
With one of Asia’s biggest underground malls, sky-high buildings and international brands, this glitzy Seoul district is also the unlikely home of several historic sites.

Visit Seoul’s Samseong-dong area to discover different facets of the South Korean capital’s character all at once. Home to the massive COEX Convention and Exhibition Center, the district draws countless suited men and women daily. Alongside the purposeful businesspeople, thousands of shoppers drift down the corridors of the underground COEX Shopping Mall. Elsewhere, peaceful sites of historic and religious significance offer a complete change of pace.

Whether or not you plan to spend money, a visit to the impressive COEX Shopping Mall is an entertaining activity. Wander the brightly lit hallways of one of the largest underground shopping malls in Asia, stopping in the many stores selling unusual items or unique local brands. When you get hungry, dine at one of the mall’s dozens of restaurants. Bring the kids and set aside time to meet the beautiful marine creatures that live in the COEX Aquarium.

There is no need to venture out of the complex to find after-dark entertainment. Enjoy a movie at the mall’s Megabox theater or see a live musical at the COEX Artium.

Above ground, explore streets lined with futuristic towering buildings. Look up and see office workers at their desks behind hundreds of windows. When you are ready to escape the urban environment, stroll through the leafy Seolleung Burial Grounds. As well as being very scenic, this green space has historic importance, as it was built for the Joseon Dynasty monarchs.

Another place to find peace in Samseong-dong is the beautiful Bongeunsa Temple, which is over 1,000 years old. Plan ahead and you can even stay here. The Bongeunsa templestay program allows visitors to sleep in the building and follow the daily rhythms of the lives led by Buddhist monks.

Reach all of Samseong-dong’s attractions easily from Samseong station, which is well connected to the rest of the city. Allow ample time to explore the subterranean reaches of this area, as their size is not to be underestimated.


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Hotel Uri&
Hotel Uri&
4 out of 5
20, Samseong-ro 96-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 06169
The price is £69 per night from 10 Jul to 11 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Seoul. Enjoy free WiFi, room service and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the property ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (763 reviews)
"Nice hotel room in a great area of Seoul"

Reviewed on 15 Nov 2021

Hotel Uri&
InterContinental Seoul COEX, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Seoul COEX, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
524, Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Seoul, 135-975
Fully refundable
The price is £170 per night from 26 Jul to 27 Jul
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Seoul. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (944 reviews)
"Beautiful property that smelled like vanilla."

Reviewed on 27 Jun 2022

InterContinental Seoul COEX, an IHG Hotel
L7 Gangnam by LOTTE
L7 Gangnam by LOTTE
4 out of 5
415, Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Gangnam, 06160
The price is £84 per night from 17 Jul to 18 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Seoul. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the clean rooms in their ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,203 reviews)
"everything ok,But parking entrance very terrible"

Reviewed on 15 Jun 2022

L7 Gangnam by LOTTE
Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas, an IHG Hotel
Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
521, Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Seoul, 135-732
The price is £225 per night from 7 Jul to 8 Jul
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Seoul. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the spacious rooms in their reviews. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (963 reviews)
"connected to subway system and mall"

Reviewed on 21 Jun 2022

Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas, an IHG Hotel
Shilla Stay Samsung
Shilla Stay Samsung
3.5 out of 5
506, Yeongdong-daero, Seoul, Seoul, 06173
The price is £99 per night from 10 Jul to 11 Jul
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Seoul. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and breakfast. Popular attractions Lotte World and N Seoul Tower are located nearby. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (451 reviews)
Large room
"Large, clean room. Busy hotel so elevators had long waits for crowded rides. Good room temp even without AC as an option in winter."

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2021

Shilla Stay Samsung
Hotel Peyto Samseong
Hotel Peyto Samseong
4 out of 5
9, Teheran-ro 87-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 135880
The price is £70 per night from 28 Jul to 29 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Seoul. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and valet parking. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the overall ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (970 reviews)
"The Staff was the BEST part about this hotel. Beyond accommodating and kind!!! They were so attentive for my mom who is not used to hotels. Thank you!"

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2022

Hotel Peyto Samseong
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