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Travel Gangnam Style in Seoul

A woman walks past a Porsche on the Garosugil or the Tree-Lined Street in the Gangnam area of Seoul. Gangnam is the most upmarket neighbourhood in the South Korean capital. Known as Seoul's "Beverly Hills", its streets are lined with designer-brand shops and trendy bars and restaurants. Chubby South Korean singer Psy was raised in the area and his hit song "Gangnam Style", with his quirky horse-riding dance, has stormed to number one in charts around the world while the video has been watched more than 454 million times on YouTube since July.

Travel Gangnam Style in Seoul

The world is grooving to Gangnam Style after the tubby South Korean rapper Psy's addictive dance video made it a viral hit, amassing 454 million views on YouTube. But what or where is Gangnam? For those knew to the word, it is the most upmarket neighbourhood in the South Korean capital Seoul. So posh is Gangnam that it nods to the sobriquet "Beverly Hills of Seoul". Enjoy a pictorial tour of this vibrant neighbourhood, and don't be surprised if you start grooving!

Photos: Lee Jae-Won/ Reuters

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