Where is Gangnam? A tour of Psy's Gangnam District

World | | October 20, 2012, 11:30 am
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The district takes pride in its popular culture. People are seen enjoying food and drinks at a trendy bar.

The district takes pride in its popular culture. People are seen enjoying food and drinks at a trendy bar.

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Gangam is apparently the most affluent area in Seoul and it's streets are lined with high fashion brands and expensive restaurants.

Gangam is apparently the most affluent area in Seoul and it's streets are lined with high fashion brands and expensive restaurants.

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Gangnam district seems to be an eclectic mix of modern and traditional. And, since the release of the song in July,it has already been viewed more than 500 million times on Youtube.

Gangnam district seems to be an eclectic mix of modern and traditional. And, since the release of the song in July,it has already been viewed more than 500 million times on Youtube.

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From the song to the district, Gangnam speaks volumes about fashion and trends. And, the high fashion brand stores in Gangnam just reinforce the entire idea.

From the song to the district, Gangnam speaks volumes about fashion and trends. And, the high fashion brand stores in Gangnam just reinforce the entire idea.

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Psy's song has been nominated for the Best Video at the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards. With Gangnam style being unique and quirky, the district also boasts of affluence. An indoor swimming pool at a luxury hotel in Gangnam.

Psy's song has been nominated for the Best Video at the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards. With Gangnam style being unique and quirky, the district also boasts of affluence. An indoor swimming pool at a luxury hotel in Gangnam.

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'Gangnam Style' is the most liked video on YouTube which has the world going gaga over the South Korean rapper Psy's first single. And, with the rapper showing some Gangnam moves in the video, here is a look at the Psy's district in Seoul.

'Gangnam Style' is the most liked video on YouTube which has the world going gaga over the South Korean rapper Psy's first single. And, with the rapper showing some Gangnam moves in the video, here is a look at the Psy's district in Seoul.

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People are seen dining at Korean BBQ restaurant on the Garosugil street in Gangnam.

People are seen dining at Korean BBQ restaurant on the Garosugil street in Gangnam.

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Gangnam literally means 'South of the River'. And, Psy has been able to make this district visible on the world map with his popular song.

Gangnam literally means 'South of the River'. And, Psy has been able to make this district visible on the world map with his popular song.

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With the trademark horse-riding step, Psy's song has made many politicians, film stars and cricketers imitate the popular dance step.

With the trademark horse-riding step, Psy's song has made many politicians, film stars and cricketers imitate the popular dance step.

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Apart from Psy, Korea has innumerable talent to boast about. Autographs and pictures of South Korean entertainers are seen at a cafe in Gangnam district.

Apart from Psy, Korea has innumerable talent to boast about. Autographs and pictures of South Korean entertainers are seen at a cafe in Gangnam district.

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Known as Seoul's 'Beverly Hills', Gangnam is the most upmarket place in the South Korean capital and rapper Psy was raised in this part of the country. A woman walks past Garosugil or the Tree-Lined Street in the Gangnam district.

Known as Seoul's 'Beverly Hills', Gangnam is the most upmarket place in the South Korean capital and rapper Psy was raised in this part of the country. A woman walks past Garosugil or the Tree-Lined Street in the Gangnam district.