Heart of Korea’s Luxury Shopping- Dosan Park!

Dosan Park- where the rich and famous gather!

Dosan Park- a cultural heritage!

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Dosan Park is located near Apgujeong Rodeo and Apgujeong Station, and is a quiet green space in the heart of one of Seoul’s most prestigious neighborhoods. A lush landscape built to commemorate Dosan An Changho’s patriotism and achievements, it is surrounded by some of the most expensive and exclusive restaurants and stores in Korea.

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The park is open every day (except Sunday!)  and is very popular with visitors, and many office workers will take walks during their lunch break. It is also a very popular spot for Korean dramas and movies, and you may even glimse some celebrities taking some down time- if you recognize them without their makeup, let us know!

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The area of the park is nearly 30,000 meter square, and it has a Memorial Hall, Dosan An Changho’s tomb, and statues. There is a lot of information about Dosan An Changho available at the park, and admission is free!  It is a very beautiful place and has several walking trails, private gardens, and sports facilities.

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20, Dosan-daero 45-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 강남구 도산대로45길 20 (신사동)

https://youtu.be/oUUg5SCBNgs

Video Courtesy of the Seoul Guide
 But don’t forget the Shopping!

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But what makes Dosan Park even more popular with Koreans and visitors is because it is the heart of some serious shopping and eating! You will recognize many names in this area, and some of these stores are even more impressive than the original flagship stores abroad!

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There are buildings here that are beautiful to gaze out simply as architectural dreams! Shimmering chrome and glass or standing gardens of lush green foliage, we highly recommend that you visit this destination!

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Morning, day or night, there are always amazing window displays that beckon you (and your wallet, and your credit card) closer. Intimidated to enter a store? What we love is that there is a mix of art galleries, stores, restaurants and cafes- so you have a variety to experience!

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Look at this amazing building standing by itself! It is part of a art gallery and also houses a cafe- don’t you love the way it sparkles in the sunlight? We do!

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Many foreign brands have large stand alone stores here- and unlike other areas of Korea, being nestled next to a park makes it look a bit more fancy. Something about this neighborhood seems like a slice out of Europe.

There is even an Hermes store in this neighborhood- with a cafe!

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Quietly famous Korean labels (have you heard of 0914?) are also opening their flagship stores here!

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There are many other luxury brands as well, such as Mark Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Ann Demeulemeester and Kiton. There is even an SK spa!! Too luxurious? Maybe it is time for a little splurge – after all, we are in Seoul, so why not?

Or the Eating!

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There are alot of famous restaurants in this neighborhood- of all varieties! Japanese, Chinese, Korea, French, Italian or American- we love the fact that you can probably get almost everything, within a step or two from a gorgeous park!

(Doesn’t the Japanese set menu above look delicious?)

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This up and coming pie shop has a persaonlized quirk – you can decorate it yourself with cream, so you can leave behind a cute and funny message with your friends! You can have your cake- AND eat it to!

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We were an absolutely crazy about the Korean drama Pasta, but did you know the restaurant it was based in is actually located in this neighborhood?

Dosan Park is a famous and popular destination with Koreans and visitors alike- and the food and shopping is to die for!

So what about paying it a little visit?

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