The Seocho Tourist Information Center is located behind Exit 9 of Gangnam Station, which is the undisputed center of fashion, beauty, and business in Seocho-gu, where you can encounter nature, culture and the arts. Diverse tourist information and services are provided in multiple languages to meet the needs of travelers.
The information center is located on the first floor, while the second floor contains a hanbok and gugak (traditional Korean music) experience center. Here, you can learn about the local landmarks that present a blend of culture and the arts.
Interpreters who can speak English, Japanese, or Chinese (Mandarin) are available to provide you with the information while traveling in Korea. In addition to offering tourist maps and leaflets on traveling in Korea, they also provide booking and ticketing services for shows, etc. at the Seoul Arts Center, National Gugak Center, etc., luggage storage service (hands free), free computer use for online search, etc.
A wide variety of hanbok (traditional Korean costumes) from royal hanbok (worn by the king and queen) to dangui (upper garment for women) as well as gache (big wig worn by women) and other accessories are available for visitors to try on. You can put on a hanbok and take a picture against a chroma key backdrop to take home a photograph of yourself in front of a major tourist attraction in Seocho-gu.
You can also check out traditional Korean musical instruments and hanbok worn by court musicians. At the PR center of the National Gugak Center, there is a photo spot, and you can even listen to traditional Korean music performed with gayageum (12-stringed Korean zither), geomungo (6-stringed Korean zither), janggu (Korean drum), and more.