Where are the best places to meet celebrities? If you’re traveling to South Korea and hope to spot a few celebrities while there have a look at these places known for being Hallyu hot spots.
1. The Iron Bookstore
This bookstore is located in Yongsan-gu, Seoul and was created by entertainer and entrepreneur Noh Hong Chul. The bookstore also sells interesting souvenirs as well as Noh Hong Chul’s beer. The very unique thing about this bookstore is that is only open when Noh Hong Chul wants it to be so you’re almost guaranteed to see him! If you want to visit, the address is 1-92, 2 Yongsan-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea.
2. Mouse Rabbit
Feeling more in the mood for coffee? Then try the cafe opened by Super Junior‘s Yesung. The relaxed atmosphere along with some delicious desserts keep customers coming back. And for those extremely lucky fans, you may be served by Yesung himself! Check it out at 5-14 Hwayang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea.
3. 89 Mansion
Another great cafe for celebrity sightings is 89 Mansion. This cafe was created by Lee Jong Suk and was something that he dreamed of opening for a long time. There have been many sightings of the actor, so there is a good chance you’ll see him too! 89 Mansion is located at in Gangnam, Sinsa-dong, 523-30, Seoul, South Korea. It’s even easier to get to if you take Sinsa station (Line 3) exit 6!
4. Studio Concrete
Created in 2015 by individuals with various artistic and professional backgrounds including actor Yoo Ah In, Studio Concrete is a cultural complex filled with many different places. The complex hosts galleries, cafes, libraries, and shops and is a hot spot for the younger generation. As it’s a place filled with so many unique attractions you are never quite sure who you will run into (perhaps even Yoo Ah-in). The address for Studio Concrete is 04417 162, Hannam-daero, Yongsan-gu, Seoul.
5. GD Cafe and Bowling Alley
Although when fans generally think of GD cafe they think of the Monsant de Aewol, they would be wrong to believe this is G-Dragon‘s cafe. After leaving that cafe GD, started working on a cafe and bowling alley at Jeju’s Shinhwa World. He took part in the construction, planning, design, and interior. He even stayed on to contribute artwork to the cafe! You can visit the cafe and bowling alley at South Korea, Jeju-do, Seogwipo-si, 304 139. Even if you don’t spy him you may still run into a number of celebrities on Jeju Island for vacation!