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