10 Places In South Korea K-Pop Fans Must Visit

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South Korea and K-Pop

South Korea is famous for its vibrant K-pop scene, blending catchy music, choreography, and fashion. Iconic entertainment companies like SM, YG, and JYP and chart-topping groups like BTS, EXO and BLACKPINK have captivated fans worldwide, showcasing Korea's innovative music industry and distinct pop culture.

The Grevin Wax Museum displays life-size beeswax figures of world famous persons like South Korean singer PSY | Shutterstock

Gangnam District (Seoul)

Gangnam gained fame from PSY's "Gangnam Style." It's known for upscale shopping, dining, and nightlife. Check out COEX Mall, a popular spot for K-pop events, and K-Star Road, lined with Gangnamdol statues of popular idols.

Statue of Gangnam Style in the Gangnam District | Shutterstock

SM Entertainment Coex Artium (Seoul)

SM Entertainment Coex Artium, located in Seoul, is a multi-purpose space owned by SM Entertainment. It includes a cafe, studio, and merchandise store. Visitors can experience SM's celebrity culture by taking dance classes, recording songs in a studio, and purchasing exclusive merchandise featuring their favorite SM artists.

A view of the SM Entertainment Coex Artium | Shutterstock

Myeongdong (Seoul)

Myeongdong is a bustling shopping district popular among young Koreans and tourists. Here, you can shop for K-pop merchandise in stores like the LINE FRIENDS Store or SPAO. Don't miss the chance to visit the Stylenanda Pink Hotel, a popular spot for Instagram-worthy photos.

A view of the Myeongdong shopping district | Shutterstock

JYP Entertainment Building (Seoul)

The JYP building is home to famous acts such as TWICE and Stray Kids. While fans cannot enter, visiting the area offers a chance to explore the vibrant neighbourhood and nearby cafes, which artists might occasionally visit.

JYP Entertainment Building View across the street in Seoul | Shutterstock

K-Star Road (Seoul)

The K-Star Road in Gangnam showcases bear statues representing various K-pop groups, allowing fans to take photos with their favourite group's bear and explore nearby entertainment agencies and shops.

BTS Gangnam Doll along K Star Road in Seoul South Korea | Shutterstock

Hongdae (Seoul)

Hongdae is renowned for its indie music scene and youthful atmosphere, making it a hub for up-and-coming K-pop acts. You can enjoy live music performances at indie clubs and witness street performances by talented dancers and musicians.

A view of the famous Hongdae street | Shutterstock

Klive Hologram Concert Hall (Seoul)

Experience an exclusive hologram concert featuring popular K-pop artists. Immerse yourself in a concert with life-sized holograms of your favourite idols performing their hit songs.

Choi Jong Ho the main vocalist of ATEEZ in a concert | Shutterstock

Everland Theme Park (Yongin)

Everland is the largest theme park in South Korea, with attractions such as the Magic Garden and the T-Express roller coaster. Visitors can also enjoy the K-pop Hologram Theatre and watch a live K-pop dance performance by talented artists.

A beautiful giant magic tree full of colorful flowers at Everland theme park | Shutterstock

Gwangjang Market (Seoul)

This lively market is renowned for its street food and traditional vibe. Enjoy delectable Korean street food while being serenaded by K-pop tunes played by the vendors. Don't miss the opportunity to search for vintage K-pop albums and collectibles.

Gwangjang Market, one of the most popular places for Korean street food, Seoul | Shutterstock

MBC World (Seoul)

MBC World is a theme park dedicated to Korean television and K-pop music shows. You can explore the K-pop Zone, record your own music video, learn dance moves, enjoy interactive exhibits showcasing MBC’s top dramas and variety shows, and try on costumes worn by your favourite idols.

Sculptures inside the MBC World | Shutterstock

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