Do it Gangnam style…

With everyone going crazy for Gangnam style at the moment why not make a visit to the wonderful city of Seoul to experience the stylish city the dance originates from.

Gangnam is an upmarket area of Seoul, offering the bright lights of the city with swanky eateries and most of all- shops! The Cheongdam-dong and Apgujeong- dong shopping areas are a mecca for any shopping enthusiast. Not to miss is the COEX mall at the underground station for Samseong-dong– the largest underground shopping mall in Asia, if you thought Orchard was big…

If you are wondering what bargains you can snap up in Seoul, start at the beauty shops. Brands such as the Faceshop are much cheaper in Korea and sell in bulk so you can share with your friends, you can pick up facemasks and creams for half the price, just be careful not to over your luggage weight allowance. The Korea sale period starts in January for around a month and tourists often get further sale privileges.

Beyong Gangnam, the city is so diverse that each season brings a different offering. Why not take a shopping trip with your friends, a party visit as a group or make a romantic vacation with your loved one?

A top recommendation for a first night in Seoul is to journey to the top of Seoul tower to take in the breathtaking views from above. Whilst there, why not bring a padlock along to add to the growing number of ‘Locks of Love’ accumulating at the tower. Don’t forget to write your name on the lock and take a picture of your lock so that you can find it on a return trip.

If you are bringing your little ones to Seoul, treat them to a day at Lotte World. Right in the heart of the city and easily accessible you can all enjoy the entertainment from flume rides to ice skating or a relaxing stroll around the magical castle and lakes at the indoor park. Adult tickets are around SGD$27, children SGD$20

Don’t forget to experience that all important part of travelling- the local food! If you enjoy a warm Bibimbap- this place is recommended to be one of the best in Seoul: Gonung Insadong Store, 38 Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul.

Travel apps are a great way of finding out what is going on a city, where to eat, drink, shop & party being highlights. The Seoul Tourism Organisation provides the iTour Seoul app for download. Don’t forget to only use the app on wifi- otherwise you may incur expensive mobile bills from data charges!

We challenge you to take a picture of you doing the Gangnam style dance in Seoul- send us a picture of you taking the challenge and we will reward you with an exclusive prize!

Book flights to Seoul with CheapTickets.sg from $595 now. www.cheaptickets.sg

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