PSY’s viral hit Gangnam Style has over 220 million views.
What is Gangnam Style? It’s an extremely wealthy part of South Korea.
Below are some photos of Gangnam if you were wondering how it looked like.
40 years ago, much of what is now Gangnam used to be farmland.
Aerial view of Gangnam in South Korea, Gangnam literally means South of the river, the district is about half the size of Manhattan.
Viewed at night, Gangnam resembles NYC or Tokyo.
Because Gangnam is near the Han River, it has a huge culture of boating, beaches, and wind-surfing.
Shopping is one of the most popular pastimes for both domestic and international tourists in Seoul.
The Coex mall is the largest underground shopping center in Asia and can be found in Gangnam.
Besides hundreds of stores, the Coex mall has a casino, arcades, and even an aquarium.
Close to the modern Coex mall is the Buddhist Bongeunsa Temple
It was built in 794AD and even has a temple stay program where tourists can lead the life of a monk for a few hours.
Another popular shopping destination is Gangnam’s Galleria Department Store.
A close-up of the Galleria’s front facade with 4330 glass discs mounted to the outside.
For those who want to shop at high end boutiques head over to the Garosugil tree-lined street.
Garosugil offers a mixture of cafes, boutiques, and designer name shops.
Tourists can also find a range of both modern and traditional goods on Apjugeong Street.
Drinking expensive coffee is a major way that Gangnam Dwellers display their wealth. Cafe Latte from the Famous 5cijung Cafe.
One of Gangnam’s most famous cafes is called “Baek Eok 100” which means 10 billion in English.
Companies such as Google and IBM have headquarters in Gangnam, leading the district to be considered a major technology center. Google can be found on Tehranno Street.
Much like NYC, large billboard advertisements and neon signs are everywhere on the streets of Gangnam.
But, more than anything, Gangnam is known for its nightlife, here is one of the most popular clubs, Club Eden.
This is club mass, known for its hard to please bouncers at the door.
Many world famous DJs can be found at Gangnam clubs, this is Deadmau5 at Club Answer