Skip to comments.Inside notoriously ritzy Gangnam, 'the Beverly Hills of South Korea'
Posted on 06/22/2018 3:37:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The Gangnam district is known as "South Korea's Beverly Hills" for its exorbitant real-estate prices and wealthy residents.
Property in Gangnam is three and a half times as expensive as South Korea's real-estate average.
The Gangnam neighborhoods of Cheongdam and Apgujeong are full of luxury fashion houses, plastic-surgery clinics, high-end real estate, and the homes of many Korean celebrities.
PSY's international song "Gangnam Style" famously lampooned the wealthy district, which has an outsized reputation in Korean culture.
Ever since PSY's international mega-hit "Gangnam Style" in 2012, people all over the world have heard the name of Seoul's most affluent district.
But few know what the area called "the Beverly Hills of South Korea" is actually like.
While the district is an economic hub for some of the most powerful companies globally, including Google, IBM, and Toyota, its real heart is its residential areas, where the deposit to rent a home costs 10 years of salary for the average Korean.
Living in Gangnam and more specifically living in the Gangnam neighborhoods of Cheongdam-dong and Apgujeong-dong is a status symbol that many Koreans aspire to. Cheongdam-dong and Apgujeong-dong are home to many Korean actors, actresses, and idols, miles of luxury retail, a wild nightlife, and Korea's biggest entertainment companies....
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Heeeyyyy sexy lady (not you, the lyric haha)
Wow, 3.1 Billion views on that video now
The average price of a home in Beverly Hills is probably about $8 million (which I’m sure the typical Freeper can afford).
Ill admit that because of the video, I became inordinately excited when I took the Seoul subway and it went through Gangnam station. I didnt even get off and walk around the district, since going through the station was exciting enough.
Cheongdam-dong and Apgujeong-dong ~ This dong, that dong ~ whatever...
Poor Mexico, so far from God and so close to the United States!
Rocketman could only dream of this neighborhood.
Never knew that Gangnam was a neighborhood in South Korea.
Did you do the Gangnam dance as you went through the station?
Apgujeong-dong is a lot of fun. Very trendy, upscale, clean, lots to do, very good restaurants. Other good places in Seoul: Myeong-dong, for lots of little shops plus nice snackbars and restaaurants. Dongdaemun, wholesale clothes heaven. If you want big bargains on name-brand clothing, watches, and clothing for all ages, it’s the place.
Unlike big cities like New York, Los Angeles or Chicago I never felt in danger in Seoul, even though it is much bigger than they are.
Looking over the photos I noticed there wasn’t any trash. Very clean.
Here are images of the clean streets of Los Angeles.
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