On this full day tour, visit the richest area in South Korea, Gangnam, which also is famous for Psy's song 'Gangnam Style." Gangnam-gu is a district within the city of Seoul which literally means 'south of the river." It has many well-developed streets with unique and modern characteristics, and so many high-rise buildings with bright neon signs that it will be hard for you to know whether it's day or night! During this 9-hour Gangnam highlights day tour, you will visit six different must visit places within Gangnam-gu: Seolleung, Jeongneung Royal Tombs, Bongeunsa Temple, Coex Aquarium, Lotte Duty Free shop and Garosu-gill Road.
First meet up with the guide at your hotel lobby between 9am to 9:30am, depending on your hotel location. Hop on a bus and head over to Seolleung and Jeongneung Royal Tombs where you can find the burial sites of two Joseon kings and one Joseon queen. Next visit Bongeunsa Temple, which was constructed in the 10th year of the Shilla King Weongseong's reign (794). Bongeunsa Temple is located to the north of the COEX building, and was transferred to its current location during Joseon King Myeongjong's reign from the royal Maulsoleum (1km South-West of its current location).
In order to recuperate, lunch will be provided which typically is seasonal local food. Due to Korea's dramatic weather change and 4-different seasons, the lunch changes by the month!
For the next stop, head over to the COEX Aquarium, one of the biggest aquariums in Korea. The aquarium has over 40,000 creatures from over 650 species on display, and opened up in 2000. Your final stop will be Garosu-gill Road, an upscale street in the heart of Seoul that runs from Sinsa Station (Subway Line 3) to Hyeondae High School and is lined with Gingko Trees. Garosu-gill Road is known for its many designer stores and a variety of boutique-like coffee shops with their own unique characteristics.
After your time at Garosu-gill Road, you will head back to your hotel where your tour will conclude.