In recent years, Seoul, South Korea has indeed become one of Asia’s favorite destinations. Are you one of those people who are obsessed with Kpop? Want to see and breathe the same air with the handsome Oppa and other K-pop Idol?
Come on! Check into the following four places you may be lucky to meet your favourite K-pop Idols!
1. SMTOWN Land, a heaven for SM Entertainment artists Fans
You could say this place is heaven for EXO fans, SHINee, F (x), Super Junior, Red Veltet, SNSD, NCT and other SM Entertainment artists.
SMTOWN Land is not a playground with a variety of exciting rides, but this place seems to be made to pamper SM Entertainment artists Fan.
Located in Coexartium, Samsung-dong, Seoul, South Korea. SMTOWN Land has six floors that bring a different sensation.
Welcome Zone on the first floor, this place is one of the places decorated with large screens. The SM Entertainment artist’s videos are featured on these screens. In an alley, there’s an escalator that will take you to the second floor.
On the second floor you can find “SUM”(Celebrity Shop) for you who want to buy various merchandise artists from SM Entertainment.
If you want to get closer and know how the behind-the-scenes activities of SM artists go up to the third floor: SMTOWN Studio. Duplicates from the location of the video clip shoot are here, including the recording studio, the photo studio and the artist’s dance workroom surrounded by a mirrored wall.
On the 4th floor, you can relax while listening to music and eating snacks. This place is named SUM Cafe.
Do not stop there, but there is also SMTOWN Theater on the 5th and 6th floors. On this floor you can watch hologram musicals and concerts. Panavision large screen, photo box and 3D printing to print mini sculpture are also available on this floor.
SMTOWN Land seems to be the perfect place for Kpop fans especially SM Entertainment artists fans.
Address : 06164 513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
2. Come to K-pop Idol’s Cafe and Restaurant
Some Hallyu Kpop stars are not only artists, but also entrepreneurs. Some of them having Cafe and restaurant, although it is not taken care directly by the artist but by his family but there’s nothing wrong visiting here. Maybe you can meet your favourite k-pop idols there.
Here are some list of cafes and restaurants owned by Kpop Idols:
Super Junior KyuHyun Mom Cafe
11, Twigyero 22gil (Namsan-doong 3ga 13-21), Myeong-dong / Namsan, Seoul, South Korea (서울특별시 중구 남산동3가 13-21)
Super Junior Donghae “Haru One Day” Cafe
92, Achasan-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Super Junior Yesung “Mouse & Rabbit” Cafe
Address : 05017 Mouse Rabbit 5-14, Hwayang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, Korea
EXO Kai, “KAMONG” Cafe
Address : 서울특별시 서초구 서초동
Big Bang Seungri “AND.here” Cafe
Address : 서울특별시 종로구 동숭동 31-14
EXO Chanyeol Viva Polo
Address : 서울특별시 강동구 명일동 양재대로 1631
Infinite Woo Hyun Meok & Sam
Address : 105-1 Bomun-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea
CN Blue Min Hyuk Hwang Eel Restaurant
Address : 서울특별시 영등포구 영등포동 영등포로 220
3. Meet your favourite kpop idols at ‘their home’
If you are lucky enough you can meet your favourite Kpop idols at ‘their home’.
What i mean is not the real home but the artist’s house where they sheltered from trainee to become an artist.
You can stop by Kpop entertainment company from your favourite kpop idols such as YG Entertainment, SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment, Pledis Entertainment and so on.
SM Entertainment Building (Boa, Super Junior, TVXQ, SNSD, F(X), EXO, Red Velvet, NCT)
Address : 106-16 Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
JYP Entertainment Bulilding (2PM, Twice, GOT7)
Address : 41 Apgujeong-ro 79-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
YG Entertainment Building (Big Bang, Black Pink)
Address : 3 Huiujeong-ro 1-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Pledis Entertainment Building (After School, Nuest, Seventeen, Pristin)
Address : 5 Bongeunsa-ro 67-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Woolim Entertainment Building (Infinite, Lovelyz)
Address : 우림 엔터테인멘트 서울시 마포구 성상동 12-25 #103
Fnc Entertainment Building (CN Blue, FT Island, AOA)
Address : 서울특별시 강남구 청담동 111
WM Entertainment (B1A4, Oh My Girl)
Address : 8, World Cup buk-ro 15-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
5. Watch FREE Music Program
You want to come to the musical performances of your favourite kpop idol, but just have a limited budget? Do not worry, you can watch free music shows on SBS Inkigayo, KBS Music Bank, MNET Show and Music Core. The way you have to register first on their website, follow the requirements and come to the music studio. Good luck! 🙂