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Step into the World of Korean Celebrities 4 | Official Korea Tourism Organization

4Step into the World of Korean Celebrities

10:00- Lotte World Star Avenue

Many places in Seoul offer opportunities for visitors to get to know Korean celebrities such as Bae Yong-joon, Kwon Sang-woo, Choi Ji-woo, Lee Byung-hun, and Ryu Shi-won. Among them is the famed Star Avenue in Lotte World, an entertainment facility that combines fun activities with products featuring stars of the Korean Wave.

(Visitors seeking an adrenaline rush are welcome to veer off schedule with an afternoon visit to the Lotte World theme park).

How to Get There
Exit #4 of Jamsil Station (Subway Line 2, 8)

14:00- Insa-dong

Insa-dong is home to the BH Shop, which sells hats worn and designed by Lee Byung-hun, and Namisum Seoul Center. The center displays the beauty of Namiseom Island where the renowned soap opera ‘Winter Sonata’ (starring Bae Yong-joon and Choi Ji-woo) was filmed.

BH Shop by Lee Byung-hun

Namisum Seoul Center

How to Get There
Take the subway at Jamsil Station (Subway Line 2, 8), transfer to Subway Line 3 at Euljiro 3-ga Station, and get off at Anguk Station (31 minutes, approx. 15 stops)

16:00- Myeong-dong

Myeong-dong has a number of shops run by Korean celebrities as well a multitude of shops selling items related to Korea’s most beloved stars.

Tea’us Café and Tears (Cosmetics) by Kwon Sang-woo

EXR Team 106 Gallery displaying car racing items (run by Ryu Shi-won)


How to Get There
Take the subway at Anguk Station (Subway Line 3), transfer to Subway Line 4 at Chungmuro Station, get off at Myeong-dong Station (9 minutes, approx. four subway stops), and exit out of Exit #6 or #7

20:00- Nanta Performance

Nanta is an internationally acclaimed nonverbal performance that takes place in the kitchen and features samulnori (traditional Korean percussion music). The show is an international favorite and even enjoyed a lengthy stint on Broadway in New York City.

Nanta Theater
17:00/20:00 (Monday-Friday, Sunday, and holidays) and 14:00/17:00/20:00 (Saturday)

How to Get There
Located on the third floor of the UNESCO Building in Myeong-dong


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