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Apgujeong Rodeo Street

Leading Fashion Trend of KoreaLeading Fashion Trend of KoreaLocationApgujeong-ro South 35-gil, Seolleung-ro West 14-gilDirectionLine 3 to Apgujeong Station. A 20-minute walk from Exit 3Bundang Line Apgujeong Rodeo Station. A 2-minute walk from Exit 6Tel-Website- Site-->K STAR ROAD TRAVEL GUIDEIf there is Rodeo Drive in LA, we have Rodeo Street in Gangnam!Since the 1990s, Apgujeong-Rodeo has for long, been known as the hub of fashion and trends in Korea. Passing through Sinsa-dong and Cheongdam-dong, one can see that the name holds true to this day. Bustling with the vibrancy of youth and culture, Apgujeong Rodeo Street is a must-see location for foreigners. It can be accessed easily via the Apgujeong Rodeo Station on the Bundang Line. The streets of Apgujeong Rodeo are lined with fashion outlets, flagship stores, and famous restaurants. Also peppered throughout the area are famous filming locations used by Korean dramas and TV shows, many of which are still used to this day. Apgujeong Rodeo also boasts some of Koreas best hair and beauty salons, along with a cluster of renowned cosmetic surgery clinics. Often a common attraction for Japanese and Chinese tourists who come in attempts to emulate the looks of their favorite K-Pop stars, Apgujeong Rodeo is rightfully called the mecca of beauty-tours, and should be visited by those looking to style up.One need only take a seat in one of the many outdoor cafes to truly feel the trend and wave of culture that has immersed Korea since the K-Wave.

Bongeunsa (Temple)

Calm Moments in the middle of GangnamBongeunsaLocation531 Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-Gu, Seoul, KoreaDirectionLine 2 Samseong Station Exit 6, 100m towards Assem Tower Line 7 Cheongdam Station Exit 2, 150m towards Gyeonggi High SchoolTel+82-2-3218-4800WebsiteLooking for a place to relax and heal? Visit Bongeunsa Temple in the heart of Gangnam City!In a city block surrounded by the COEX and other tall buildings in Samseong-dong, Bongeunsa is a very peculiar site. It seems dubious to have a temple in the very midst of Gangnam, but this Buddhist temple has existed for countless years ever since it was built in 794 during Silla Dynasty, boasting the history of more than 1,200 years. Erected in 1986 and completed ten years later, the giant statue of Buddha is one of the symbols of Bongeunsa Temple. Reaching 23 meters in height, the massive statue seems to look over all the inhabitants of the city. With more than 10,000 devout believers and hundreds of foreign tourists visiting daily, Bongeunsa Temple runs Temple Life and Temple Stay programs for ordinary people to experience the life in the temple. Temple Life is a program that allows visitors a chance to stay and experience everyday life at the temple while teaching them traditional Korean Buddhist culture and mental training as well as lantern-making and Buddhist worship rites. On the fourth Saturday of every month, the Temple Stay program is carried out in English for the convenience of foreign visitors. It is the place to experience Eastern culture and take photos of beautiful wall paintings that will last a lifetime. Enjoy your rest and relaxation in the heart of the bustling city! Say goodbye to mental fatigue and stress with a brisk walk and calm meditating session in Bongeunsa Temple!Bongeunsa TempleBongeunsa Buddhist TempleBongeunsa Buddhist Temple, one of the greatest millennial temples where not only the aspiration of the Great Buddhist monk Bowoo who revived the Buddhism during the Joseon Dynasty of Buddhism Oppression and Confucianism Veneration period but also the spirit of the Great monks Seosan and Samyung who saved Joseon Dynasty, is now making the new history on Korean Buddhism owing to its practice and propagation- centered temple management system.Bongeunsa Temple StayWhat is Templestay?Koreans have been practicing with Buddhism for more than 1,700 years. The Bongeunsa Templestay is a program in which you can experience Buddhist tradition through the monastic daily life and purify your mind and body. You can put your busy mind down and take a deep breath to look inside of yourself in Bongeunsa and then you can meet your true nature.Sign up for the programs : CLICK HERE

Kukkiwon – World Taekwondo Headquarters

History and future of TaekwondoWorld Taekwondo HeadquatersKukkiwonWorld Taekwondo HeadquartersLocation32, Teheran-ro 7-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, KoreaDirectionLine 2 Gangnam Station Exit 12 and Line 9 Shinnonhyeon Station Exit 5Tel+82-2-567-1058Websitehttp://www.kukkiwon.or.kr/ SiteK STAR ROAD TRAVEL GUIDEMust-visit spot for Taekwondo practitioners to get to know more about Taekwondo. Regular Taekwondo Performance is presented for international visitors.Kukkiwon, also known as World Taekwondo Headquarters and home of the World Taekwondo Academy, is based at Yeoksam-dong in Gangnam-gu district. In contrast to the bustling energy in Gangnam Station, Kukkiwon is a place where the fresh air and the scent of trees linger everywhere. Take a trip to savor the beautiful nature and learn more about the history of Taekwondo. Kukkiwon has opened in 1991 and kept the history of the martial art, Taekwondo. More than 60,000 people have made pilgrimage here to see roughly 2,600 items of historical significance to Taekwondo on exhibit. Assimilating the history and culture of Taekwondo from these items helps to expand the understanding of the evolution of this martial art. Kukkiwon leads the Taekwondo Association comprised of 162 nations around the world. The site proudly presents a gymnasium that can accommodate around 30,000 people, and holds globally prominent Taekwondo conferences. Kukkiwon manages many of great duties such as testing for raking of roughly 8.5 million Taekwondo practitioners, the sending of delegates for exhibitions, international exchanges, public relations regarding the martial art, and applications of Taekwondo groups.Regular Taekwondo Performance presented by Kukkiwon Demostration Team is another good reason to visit Kkukiwon. Visitors can also learn the history of Taekwondo, including Olympic medals.The Korea Spirit Kukkiwon Taekwondo PerformanceIntroduction: Visitors may watch impressive skills of taekwondo, one of unique and representative acts that showcases the gist of Korean tourism. Besides, Kukkiwon has also plans to introduce a variety of fun and memorable taekwondo-related programs to both international visitors and children in Korea, in hope to increase awareness of Koreas indigenous cultural property to the world.Period: 09.01.2018 ~ 12.31.2018Performance Times: (Every Saturday and Sunday 20:00)Download

Teheran-ro (Street)

Teheran-ro was named after Seouls sister city, Irans capital, Teheran.Most of Koreas major corporations are located here, lighting up the night sky. You can experience traditional Korean culture at the Korea Cultural House, enjoy great performances at the LG Art Center.If you feel like you havent gotten a sense about what Korea is all about, then Teheran-ro is the place to come!Teheran-ro (Street)LocationTeheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul Street running from Gangnam Station to Samseong StationDirectionLine 2 Gangnam Station, Yeoksam Station, Seolleung StationTel-Website-SiteK STAR ROAD TRAVEL GUIDETeheran-ro was named after Seouls sister city, Tehran, the capital of Iran. As a hub of Korean IT industry, Teheran-ro is a very exotic naming in Korean streets.Teheran-ro was named after Seouls sister city, Tehran, which is the capital of Iran. Most of Koreas major corporations are located here, lighting up the night view of the sky. You can experience traditional Korean culture at Korea Cultural House and enjoy great performances at LG Art Center. Teheran-ro has been called the center of Korean IT industry since 1995. Many IT venture companies, such as Ahn Lab, THRU-net, Netian, etc selected Teheran-ro area for their offices. It is often called as Teheran Valley, named after Silicon Valley of California. Representative landmarks of Teheran-ro include LG Art Center and Gangnam Finance Center. LG Art Center is the cultural hub in the middle of Gangnam where we can appreciate quality performances. POSCO Tower is also famous for its outdoor art piece named Amabel of Frank Stella. Inside the tower, POSCO Art Museum((www.poscoartmuseum.org) is housed with the collection of Cheori Cheolcheol-TV Chandelier, TV Tree by Nam June Paik. If you feel like you havent gotten a sense about what Korea is all about, then Teheran-ro is the place for you to come!

Entertainment Companies

Area with Representative Entertainment Companies, including SM, FNC.Entertainment CompaniesLocation-Direction-Tel-Website- SiteK STAR ROAD TRAVEL GUIDEGangnam has representative entertainment companies. More and more K-POP fans are visiting Gangnam to stop by these entertainment companies wishing to have a chance to see singers and actors they love.FNC EntertainmentArtists : FT Island, CNBLUE, JUNIEL, AOA, N.Flying, Park Kwang Hyun, Lee Dong Geon, Lee Da HyeWebsite : http://www.fncent.com/Address : 46, Dosan-daero 85-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, KoreaTel: 02-517-5426SM EntertainmentArtists : TVXQ, BoA, Super Junior, Girls Generation, SHINee, f(x), EXO, Red Velvet, GoARA, Lee Yeon Hee, etcWebsite :http://www.smtown.com/Address : Old building - 423, Apgujeong-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea / New building - 114, Seolleung-ro 190-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, KoreaTel: 02-6240-9800SM ENTERTAINMENT COMMUNICATION CENTEROperation hour: 10:00~22:00Location: Chungdam Station(Line no.7) exit No.6Tel:+82-2-6240-9800BIGHIT EntertainmentArtists : BTS,2AM(Changmin),Eight(Lee hyun) and more.Website : http://www.ibighit.com/Tel: 02-3444-0105Jelly fish EntertainmentArtists : Vixx, Sung si -kyung ,Gugudan and more.Website :www.jelly-fish.co.krAddress : 3-6, Eonju-ro 157-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Republic of KoreaTel: 02-540-4550Namooactors EntertainmentArtists : Lee jun ki, Jisung , Han hye jin . Sin se-kyung and more.Website : http://www.namooactors.com/Address : 34, Eonju-ro 150-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea (6F)Tel: 02-3444-1919BH EntertainmentArtists : Lee byung hun, Han ga in, Han Jimin , Han hyo joo and so onWebsite : http://www.bhent.co.krAddress : 532, Dosan-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea (5F)Tel: 02-542-3724