For the trip to Korea, we choose to stay in an Airbnb located in Chungmuro. Chungmuro is a little neighbourhood next to Myeondong, and is quieter comparatively. It is also about 10 minutes walk away from the hustle and bustle of Myeondong, and just about 3 mintutes walk from Chungmuro Station (on the blue line).
The accommodation prices in Chungmuro were also friendlier as compared to apartments in Myeondong. Most importantly, I wanted to live near Namsun Tower as I was secretly hoping my room would have a view of the tower. Namsan Tower is a 15-minute bus ride, super convenient.
Chungmuro sits on the orange and blue line. To get to Gangnam, we took the train to Seoul National University, changed to the greenline, and continued for 1 stop to Gangnam.
Gangnam is known to be an affluent neighbourhood, and as soon as you step out of the station, you will notice the rolls and rolls of curated shops. The streets are littered with cafes, Korean skincare brands with unique shop concepts, and most of your street shoppers are #OOTD-ready.
We spent the day people-watching, chilling in the cafe, and enjoying the vibes of this district. This was one of the less hectic days of our entire Korea trip.