Dosan Park

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Dosan Park, known as a central park in Gangnam, plays a significant role as a rest area.

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Walking through Dosan Park feels like taking a tiny trip to Europe.

“If you love your country, you should first work on being a solid human being. (a quote from Dosan).” Dosan Ahn Chang Ho, known for being one of Korea's greatest patriots, and a hero of the Korean independence movement during the Japanese era, was buried and commemorated in Dosan Park.

More and more travelers are looking for a nice place to stroll the city. Walking through Dosan Park feels like taking a tiny trip to Europe. The park is a historic place where the grave of Dosan Ahn Chang-ho, one of the independence fighters during the period of Japanese Imperialism, is laid. The park may be small and cozy, but it embraces a relaxing 30-minute walk path. The beautiful woods have made it popular for newlyweds to take wedding pictures. There are many cafes and restaurants in front of the park, and is a prominent place where celebrities go on dates.

Recently, famous TV shows , including <Unlimited Challenges>and <Running Man> have filmed at Dosan Park, which make more international travelers are visiting the park. 

Address:Dosandaero 45-gil 20, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
Operation hour: 00:00~24:00
Entrance fee: For free

Feeling a little hungry after your time in Dosan Park? Well, if you are not, prepare to be!
Let’s take a stroll and find something to appetize you. Listed are some of your tastiest options around the park.

B-1. BOKYIO (Seafood)

GEUMSUBOKGUK - Dosan Park

Seafood restaurant specializing in fugu dishes.

  • TIME : OPEN FOR 24 HOURS
  • PRICE : 10,000~20,000 WON
  • TEL : 02-3448-5488
  • ADDRESS : 627-13 SINSA-DONG, GANGNAM-GU, SEOUL

B-2. CHEONGDAM SUNDUBU (Korean)

CHEONGDAM SUNDUBU - Dosan Park

Try some sondubu, a hearty Korean tufu soup, here at this traditional Korean restaurant.

  • TIME : OPEN FOR 24 HOURS
  • PRICE : 10,000~20,000 WON
  • TEL : 02-545-4840
  • ADDRESS : 667-17 SINSA-DONG, GANGNAM-GU, SEOUL

B-3. Egg Drop Apgujeong

Popular breakfast spot in South Korea. This restaurant serves American-style egg sandwiches.

  • TIME : 07:30 - 20:00
  • PRICE : Less than 10,000 Won
  • TEL : 02-3447-3371
  • ADDRESS: 579-3 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

The fashionable and luxurious cafés around Dosan Park wouldn’t be out of place in the fashionable Apgujeong district or the luxurious Cheongdam-dong district. A cup of coffee at one of the listed cafés will be the perfect way to start or end your time at Dosan Park.

A-1. MY SSONG

MY SSONG - Dosan Park

Enjoy lovely brunch at this cute little place.

  • TIME : 10:00 A.M.~10:00 P.M.
  • PRICE : 10,000~20,000 WON
  • TEL : 02-518-0105
  • ADDRESS : 650-17 SINSA-DONG, GANGNAM-GU, SEOUL

 

The shopping around Donsan Park, with quaint shops and luxurious boutiques, will add to
your tranquil day, well, until you look at the prices. However, anyone familiar with high-fashion shouldn’t be surprised. Please feel free to window shop, it is also enjoyable and might even be more relaxing. When shopping in this neighborhood, be sure to stop into the shops listed here.

C-1. SANTA MARIA NOVELLA

SANTA MARIA NOVELLA - Dosan Park

The beauty products offered here are masterfully created using only natural ingredients of the highest quality.

  • TIME : 11:00 A.M.~8:00 P.M.
  • TEL : 02-546-1612
  • ADDRESS : 650-18 SINSA-DONG, GANGNAM-GU, SEOUL

C-2. TOM GREYHOUND

TOM GREYHOUND - Dosan Park

Stylishly designed fashion items from world famous designers.

  • TIME : 10:00 A.M.~8:00 P.M.
  • TEL : 02-3442-3696
  • ADDRESS : 650-14 SINSA-DONG, GANGNAM-GU, SEOUL

 

The area around Dosan Park may be the most cultural spot in Apgujeong-dong and Cheongdam-dong.
This area is filled with great galleries, exhibiting art for a wide range of tastes.
No matter what kind of person you are, you will find an exhibition here that suits you.

D-1. HORIM ART CENTER

HORIM ART CENTER - Dosan Park

Situated in Korea’s most cutting-edge neighborhood, the Horim Art Center preserves, exhibits and passes down the cultural heritages of Korea.

  • TIME : 10:30 A.M.~6:00 P.M.
  • TEL : 02-541-3525
  • WEB : horimmuseum.org/sinsa/
  • PRICE : ADULTS 8,000 WON / YOUTHS & SENIOR CITIZENS 5,000 WON
  • ADDRESS : 651-24 SINSA-DONG, GANGNAM-GU, SEOUL

D-2. ASSOULINE LOUNGE

ASSOULINE LOUNGE - Dosan Park

A book gallery and café run by Assouline, the world famous art book publishing company.

  • TIME : 11:00 A.M.~10:00 P.M. (Closed on Sundays)
  • TEL : 02-517-0316
  • ADDRESS : 631-36 SINSA-DONG, GANGNAM-GU, SEOUL

D-3. OPERA GALLERY

OPERA GALLERY - Dosan Park

From masterpieces of European artists to modern Asian art, a wide ranging art collection can be seen at this gallery.

  • TIME : 10:00 A.M.~7:00 P.M.
  • TEL : 02-3446-0070
  • ADDRESS : 92 NONHYEON-DONG, GANGNAM-GU, SEOUL

D-4. 313 ART PROJECT

313 ART PROJECT - Dosan Park

Contemporary art from around the world and Korea.

  • TIME : 11:00 A.M.~6:00 P.M. (Mondays Closed)
  • TEL : 02-3446-3137
  • ADDRESS : 630-31 SINSA-DONG, GANGNAM-GU, SEOUL
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