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Revised RomanizationGarosu-gil

Garosu-gil (Hangeul: 가로수길) is an area in Sinsa-dong, Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea. The name Garosu-gil, meaning "tree-lined street", refers to the ginkgo trees planted along the streets in the area. Garosu-gil is known for upscale boutiques, galleries, restaurants, and cafes, among others.[1]

Garosu-gil, along with 'Cheongdam's Fashion Street' in Cheongdam-dong and Apgujeong Rodeo Street in Apgujeong-dong, connected by the main Apgujeong-ro, are together seen as the main fashionable and trendsetting areas in Seoul.[2][3]


In the 1980s, art galleries started to move into the area, after which a variety of cultural facilities have formed. These have provided the foundation of Garosu-gil. Later in the 1990s, the area began to attract young artists and fashion designers, the latter of which would launch their own brands, transforming Garosu-gil into the "Designer Street." Many small shops and restaurants, as well as a wide range of popular clothing stores, have since moved into the neighborhood.[4] Based on this history, Garosu-gil presents a fascinating dichotomy of the old and new.[5]




  1. ^ Curley, Gregory (11 November 2011). "Gallery: 'Europe in Seoul' on Garosugil Street: Despite considerable modern development, Garosugil's charm remains". CNN Travel. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  2. ^ Rahn, Kim (28 July 2011). "Three Gangnam districts show latest fads". Korea Times. Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Apgujeong & Cheongdam". Korea Tourism Organization. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  4. ^ "다시 뜨는 가로수길, '진짜 선수'들의 경쟁이 시작되다". MnB.
  5. ^ "Sinsa-dong Garosu-gil". Korea Tourism Organization.
  6. ^ "Apple Opens Apple Store First in S. Korea on January 27". BusinessKorea. 18 January 2018.