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Hanja 街路樹길
Revised Romanization Garosu-gil
McCune–Reischauer Karosu-kil

Garosu-gil is an area in Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea. The name Garosu-gil is from the Korean word which means tree-lined streets, as the area is adorned with ginkgo trees. The area is known for its galleries, restaurants, bars, cafes, as well as clothing boutiques and art design bookshops; unlike neighbouring Cheongdam-dong and Apgujeong-dong with their high-end luxury stores.[1]

Along with 'Cheongdam’s Fashion Street' in Cheongdam-dong and Apgujeong Rodeo Street in Apgujeong-dong, which are connected by the main Apgujeong-ro, they are seen as fashionable and trendsetting destinations.[2][3]


In the 1980s art galleries started to move into the area, such as Gallery Yeh. After that, many cultural facilities were formed in this region, and these have been the foundation of Garosu-gil.[4] In the 1990s, many young artists started to gather in this area. Many fashion designers also launched their own brand, so it became known as "Designer Street." Many small shops and restaurant also started to move into Garosugil. These days, many people visit this place and as it is famous as “Designer Street,” many other international clothing brands shops are now also located here.[5] Based on this history, Garosu-gil presents a fascinating dichotomy of the old and new.[6]

Garosu-gil is about 670m in length, with a width of 15m--which is less than a kilometer, but is still considered one of the main areas of Gangnam.[6] The street official address is Dosan-daero buk 5-gil. Near this area there is Cheongdam-dong and Apgujeong-dong. If you follow the street headed to Hyundai High School it is near to Jamwon section of the vast Han River park so it is good to take a walk to see Han River.[7]


Sweet red-bean porridge fondue

Garosu-gil is notable for its range of Korean fusion restaurants, and is home to a range of other restaurants, dance clubs, and bars that sometimes feature live music. The area is also known for its many boutiques, galleries, and other shops.[citation needed] Also, Garosu-gil is famous for fashion street. There are many brand collective shops so many fashion people are gathering here.



  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. ^ a b "Sinsa-dong Garosu-gil". Korea Tourism Organization. 
  6. ^ "Garosugil -Sinsa's Tree-Lined Street". Discovering Korea. Archived from the original on 2010-12-24.