Situated in southeastern Seoul, Gangnam is a relatively new urbanized part of the city. Within a short time, it has become the most prosperous urban area in the country and an ideal base for business travelers and tourists alike.
Several popular shopping and entertainment areas are located in the vicinity, including the area around Gangnam Station and Apgujeong, famous for its luxurious boutiques, trendy eateries and vibrant nightlife.
The important business district around Teheranno runs east-west from Gangnam Station to Samseong Station and the COEX-KWTC complex. Teheranno is lined with skyscrapers and shopping arcades, but has many adjacent parks and green areas providing a retreat from the high-tech world.
The Children's Grand Park is a combined zoo and mini-amusement park that is popular with families. Known to Koreans as 'Fashion Street', nearby Cheongdam-dong lives up to its reputation. Like anywhere in Seoul, Korean barbeque restaurants are plentiful, with bulgogi and galbi the area’s most popular dishes. Walking tours take visitors to exquisite local temples, often taking in special taekwondo performances.
A diverse range of hotels offer complimentary shuttle bus services to the COEX Shopping Mall and The World Trade Center, and the area is well-served by public transport.