Samseongdong and COEX blend Gangnam's glamor with Korea’s Joseon Era sanctitude. Experiencing this eastern Gangnam area means seeing the world on three levels—below ground, above ground, and sky high. While the COEX Convention Centre and its massive underground mall teem with tailored suits, pencil skirts, and fluorescently-lit shops, ancient Buddhist temples and dynastic burial grounds introduce moments of stillness into the area’s (almost) all-business atmosphere.See places to stay Save this neighbourhood
Big Business and Historic Sanctuaries In Eastern Gangnam
COEX Mall: Asia's Largest Underground Shopping Centre
Bongeunsa Temple: Samseongdong's Ancient Buddhist Sanctuary
Joseon Dynasty Burial Grounds: Seolleung and Jeolleung
COEX Convention Centre
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Manchul currently lives in Seoul and travels frequently on assignment. His photography has appeared in publications such as the Wall Street Journal Magazine, Guardian Weekend Magazine, Report on Business, and Epoca Negocios. His photography has continued to evolve over the years as a mix between digital composites on one hand and being outside away from the computer on the other hand, with a general shift to focusing more and more on telling stories.