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[Alleyway] You Might Encounter A K-Pop Star! Walking Through K-Pop Star Street

By SeoulStoryMaster 2019-11-26
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K-Pop has now become a global culture that goes beyond Korea.

A few years ago, when I stumbled past the SM entertainment company,

I saw various tourists from different countries

having a great time taking pictures and buying souvenirs nearby.

The street is about 2km long, between Apgujeongrodeoguri Station (Exit 2)

and Dosan-daero, and is designated as a Hallyu Culture Street in 2014.




As soon as you go out of Exit 2 of Apgujeongrodeoguri Station,

a line of star art toys will welcome you.

The day I visited was a rainy day,

so the number of tourists taking pictures here was few,

but this street is supposed to be a hot place

where many idol fans take selfies in front of their favorite star art toys.





K-Pop Star Street is also home to world-class luxury brands.

As a result, colonnades and sidewalk blocks are spacious and well-maintained.

I think that for foreigners, the K-Pop Star Street might show the Korea of today,

rather than Korean traditions.


K-Pop Star Street is where you can meet

K-Pop stars at the colonnades,

and see the handprints of Hallyu stars at every restaurant entrance.




Depending on your attitude, this street might give different feelings,

but I think it is surely a must-visit place for foreign tourists

who have visited Korea to feel a bit closer to their favorite stars.

 



Article / pictures by 2019 Seoul Storytelling Team 

Lee Sun-young


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