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Coordinates: 37°30′50″N 127°03′23″E / 37.5140°N 127.0565°E / 37.5140; 127.0565
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Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul삼성동
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationSamseong-dong
 • McCune–ReischauerSamsŏng-tong
View of skyline from Bongeunsa
View of skyline from Bongeunsa
Location in Gangnam-gu
Location in Gangnam-gu
CountrySouth Korea
 • Total3.19 km2 (1.23 sq mi)
 • Total41,171
 • Density12,906/km2 (33,430/sq mi)

Samseong-Dong is an affluent neighborhood or ward of Gangnam-gu in Seoul, South Korea.[1][2]

It is considered a rich village in Gangnam-gu along with Cheongdam-dong and Apgujeong-dong. The area has a large concentration of upscale shopping malls, popular restaurants and hotels such as the Ramada Seoul Hotel, the Hyatt Park Hotel and Intecontinental Hotel. The COEX mall, the world's largest underground shopping mall, is located in Samseong-dong.

It consists of a large apartment complex and a general residential area, and the 56,000-pyeong Seonjeongneung is loved as a resting place for local residents, including a walk.

The designation itself has nothing to do with Samsung Group. It is coincidental that the names are the same.

The school district is also famous for its good quality. To the north of COEX is Gyeonggi High School, a prestigious high school, and its surrounding area is a rich village with expensive houses, villas, and apartments.


  • March 1, 1914 Gyeonggi-do District extension (Samseong-ri, Eonju-myeon, Gwangju-gun, Gyeonggi-do)
  • January 1, 1963 Merged from Gyeonggi-do to Sudo-dong, Eonju Branch Office, Seoul
  • May 18, 1970 Sudo-dong renamed as Cheongdam-dong
  • September 1, 1977 Divided from Cheongdam-dong into Samseong-dong
  • September 1, 1985 Samseong-dong divided into Samseong-1-dong, Samseong-2-dong



  • Seoul Bongeun Elementary School
  • Bongeun Middle School
  • Gyeonggi High School


  • Seoul Samneung Elementary School
  • Eonju Middle School



Schools located in Samseong-dong:

  • Bongeun Elementary School
  • Samreung Elementary School
  • Bongeun Middle School
  • Eonju Middle School
  • Kyunggi High School
  • Seoul Jungae School


There are two main transportation methods, subway, and bus.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "삼성동 (Samseong-Dong 三成洞)" (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2008-04-14.
  2. ^ "The origin of the names: Samseong-Dong" (in Korean). Gangnam-gu official site. Archived from the original on 2012-07-21. Retrieved 2008-04-14.
  3. ^ Rachel Sang-hee Han; Frances Cha (17 December 2012). "13 things you've got to do in Seoul". CNN Travel. Retrieved 26 February 2013.

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37°30′50″N 127°03′23″E / 37.5140°N 127.0565°E / 37.5140; 127.0565