Yeoksam

Seoul
Yeoksam
Feel dwarfed by some of the tallest buildings in Seoul as you explore Korea’s answer to “Silicon Valley” in Seoul’s affluent Gangnam neighborhood.

Yeoksam-dong is a ward of Gangnam-gu, which is one of Seoul’s most talked about and fastest-growing neighborhoods. Admire its shining outdoor art, sleek high-rise towers and bustling malls and streets before you check out the more touristy attractions and K-Pop icons in Gangnam.

Teheran-ro (“Tehran Boulevard”), or Teheranno, runs from the Gangnam Station subway stop through Yeoksam-dong to the Samseong-Dong neighborhood. The bustling boulevard is home to some of the nation’s tallest skyscrapers. Because so many information technology companies have offices here, the area is nicknamed “Teheran Valley,” with a playful nod to California’s famous Silicon Valley. Kukkiwon, the World Taekwondo Headquarters, is also based in Yeoksam-dong.

Nearby Kyobo Gangnam Tower is one of the most striking examples of how not even the sky is the limit in South Korea. This is a 26-story, brick-clad skyscraper in Gangnam that can be seen from the Yeoksam district. The architect, Mario Botta, made sure it had a strong, square look to it, in order to “resist the monotony of contemporary language.” Only the lucky few can visit the building’s panoramic glass bridge near the top, because the tower is in use by the insurance company that gave it its name.

Not strictly in Yeoksam-dong, but very close Yeoksam Station is the LG Arts Center within the 38-story LG Gangnam Tower along Nonhyeon-ro. Check out the theater’s sleek design from the outside or get tickets for one of the live performances.

To see what else is on, find the brightly painted Seocho Tourist Information Center at exit 9 of Gangnam Station, within easy walking distance from Yeoksam. The center is open during the day and a good place to get maps and local, up-to-date tips for events and new attractions. Don’t miss the Korean musical instruments exhibit upstairs, which is really fascinating if you’re into Korean history and culture.

There are lots of hotels in this bustling area just south of the Han River, but it’s just as easy to travel here from central Seoul. To get to the Yeoksam business district of Gangnam, take the Seoul Subway Line 2 to Yeoksam Station.


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Hotel Star
Hotel Star
2.5 out of 5
17, Nonhyeon-ro 87-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Seoul, 137-804
The price is £45 per night from 13 Jul to 14 Jul
Stay at this hotel in Seoul. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the bathrooms in their reviews. ...
3.4/5 (300 reviews)
Hotel window was the major issue.
"I had to switch room because the existing window cannot be opened. In the changed room, window can be opened but it is not big enough and not facing the outside view. There is no sun light coming to the room meaning I had to turn on the light both day and night."

Reviewed on 13 Jul 2021

Hotel Star
Shilla Stay Yeoksam
Shilla Stay Yeoksam
3 out of 5
517, Eonju-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Seoul
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £74 per night from 3 Jul to 4 Jul
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Seoul. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4/5 Very Good! (969 reviews)
"All staff were reall good and propessional."

Reviewed on 28 May 2022

Shilla Stay Yeoksam
Josun Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seoul Gangnam
Josun Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seoul Gangnam
5 out of 5
231, Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Seoul, 06142
The price is £279 per night from 4 Jul to 5 Jul
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Seoul. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a children's pool. Popular attractions Lotte World and N Seoul Tower are located ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (130 reviews)
"Brand new. Excellent hotel. Customer service excellent."

Reviewed on 11 Jun 2022

Josun Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seoul Gangnam
Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam
Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam
3.5 out of 5
134, Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 06124
The price is £69 per night from 5 Jul to 6 Jul
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Seoul. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a sauna. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (970 reviews)
"Dormy Inn is absolutely fantastic. My sister and I stayed for 2 nights. A very nice simple room that used the available space very well! The staff were super friendly and professional. Excellent location and very convenient. Walking distance to the main street and accessible to subway stations. Offers ..."

Reviewed on 4 Jun 2022

Dormy Inn SEOUL Gangnam
AC Hotel Seoul Gangnam
AC Hotel Seoul Gangnam
4 out of 5
10, Teheran-ro 25-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Seoul, 06132
The price is £108 per night from 13 Jul to 14 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Seoul. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
AC Hotel Seoul Gangnam
Hotel Grammos
Hotel Grammos
3.5 out of 5
6-5, Teheran-ro 33-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Seoul, 135-915
The price is £67 per night from 10 Jul to 11 Jul
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Seoul. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (935 reviews)
"The hotel was ok. Nothing fancy. The hotel restaurant was closed. The bed very comfortable."

Reviewed on 19 Jun 2022

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