Last September 18, Hallyu stars – JYJ (Jaejoong, Yoochun, and Junsu) visited the Gangnam Tourist Information Center in Apgujeong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul.
picture credit to Gangnam TIC
The Gangnam TIC provides various kinds of tourism services to local and international visitors dropping by the Gangnam area.
On the first floor is the Tourist Information Center in the lobby , which offers information about tourist attractions, transportation and accommodations in the Gangnam area; and the Medical Tourism Center, which gives visitors more information on Korea’s high-tech medical tourism industry with trained professionals qualified to give you the information you need. It also has info on Korean traditional medicine, spa treatments, and other specialties.
On the second floor is the Hallyu Hall, which is full of Hallyu related content for visitors. There is a K-Wave Experience Zone, with mock stages, professional hairdressers and makeup artists doing up tourists to look like their favorite KPOP stars, faux music video sets, and lots of photos and posters of KPOP stars. They have a lounge that is a replica from a set of the Korean drama, A Gentleman’s Dignity.
There is a gift shop and a coffee shop, Café Gre.
Check out this English-subbed video of JYJ visiting the center and they also tried riding the Gangnam City Tour Bus (TrollyBus). The bus covers popular tourist attractions in Gangnam including Bongeunsa Temple, Apgujeong Rodeo Street, Cheongdamdong Street, COEX, Convention and Exhibition Center, Dosan Park and major hotels in Gangnam.
Video by Gangnam TIC and uploaded on YT by JaeObsession/Cleo for the sub, crystalmoon64 for the translation
GANGNAM TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER
Address: 161, Apgujeong-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Directions: Get off at Apgujeong Station (Subway Line 3), Exit 6, Go straight for approx. 150m (2 mins on feet)
More information at Visit Korea’s website
GANGNAM CITY TOUR BUS
More information on the route and schedule at their website