Choosing Gifts from Stars - Korea Tourism Organization
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Hallyu fans are probably more interested in going to “star shops” than visiting tourist attractions. Major entertainment agencies like SM (SUM) and YG (YG Place) operate their own souvenir shops that sell posters, cell phone cases, calendars, dolls, and many other star-related goods. 

SM Town's Coex Artium is a cultural space dedicated to its artists, with the shop SUM selling all sorts of Girls’ Generaltion, Supor Junior, EXO and other SM artirsts’ souvenirs. YG Place features products as unique and stylish as its artists. 

Immensely popularized after Spy’s “Gangnam Style, the district of Gangnam designated a specific street as K-Star Road and opened Gangnamdol Haus, which displays and sells dolls, and items designed after K-pop stars. 

For more affordable items, you can go to the Namdaemun Underground Shopping Mall or the Myeong-dong Underground Shopping Mall across from Lotte Department Store. There’s a wide selection of star-related products that even locals frequent these shopping malls. 

Hallyu Star Items

1. SUM (Coex Artium)
513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seul
www.smtownland.com

2. YG Place (Lotte Young Plaza, Myeong-dong)
81, Namdaemun-ro, Jung-gu, Seul
www.ygfamily.com

3. Gangnamdol Haus
161, Apgujeong-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seul
www.tour.gangnam.go.kr

4. Namdaemun Underground Shopping Mall
14, Namdaemun-ro, Jung-gu, Seul

5. Myeong-dong Underground Shopping Mall
72, Namdaemun-ro, Jung-gu, Seul

TIP

Celebrity Wax Figures 

Grevin Seoul Museum  COUPON 

Grevin Seoul features wax figures of hallyu stars, Hollywood actors, world-famous athletes and various other famous personnel. Each space is designed according to the wax figures such as stars on the red carpet, scenes from popular dramas and more. You can take pictures and buy star-related souvenirs at Grevin Boutique. 

23, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 
Sun–Thu 09:30–19:00 
Fri & Sat 09:30–21:00 
(Last admission 45 mins before closing.) 
+82-2-777-4700 
Adults 18,000won 
www.grevin-seoul.com 

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