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  • Location:Seoul, South Korea
  • Duration:4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Gangnam District Tour in Seoul Including COEX Aquarium and Han River Cruise

This cultural tour lets you experience the highlights of Seoul’s popular Gangnam District. Gangnam – you may have heard the song – is known for its upper-class neighborhoods and is often referred to as the Beverly Hills of South Korea. See more than 40,000 sea creatures at the COEX Aquarium, enjoy scenic views on a relaxing Han River cruise, and end with a visit to Bongeunsa, one of Korea's most important Buddhist temple that offers a quiet retreat from the busy city. Along the way, you'll learn interesting facts about the Gangnam District from your local guide.


  • Guided tour of Seoul’s Gangnam District
  • See more than 40,000 sea creatures at the COEX Aquarium
  • Take a scenic cruise on the Han River
  • Visit Bongeunsa, one of Korea's major Buddhist temples
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

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What You Can Expect

Gangnam District Tour in Seoul Including COEX Aquarium and Han River Cruise

Tropical Fishes in COEX Aquarium

After pickup from your Seoul hotel in the afternoon, you’ll be taken south to the Gangnam District of Southern Seoul. Your first stop is the COEX Aquarium, one of South Korea's largest aquariums featuring more than 40,000 animals. Follow your guide through the aquarium and experience 90 exhibition tanks grouped in 14 ‘discover zones,’ including six themed areas. You’ll be amazed by the 600 species of fish!

After your aquarium tour, you’ll be taken to the Han River for a relaxing cruise -- the best way to view Seoul’s bustling riverfront areas. Enjoy music and views of the waterfront buildings glistening on the water as you pass under many of the city’s 27 bridges and spot landmarks such as the Seoul Olympic Stadium.

Your Han River cruise is followed by a visit to Bongeunsa, a Buddhist temple offering a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. Explore the temple’s shrines and halls with your guide and see its decorative symbols and artwork representing Buddhist principles and ideas. Soak up the calm atmosphere here, as well as great views of Gangnam, before being driven back to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very price worthy tour with friendly guide!

The driver and guide came and picked us up at the hotel and we drove to the river for the boat trip. The river tour took an hour and it was beautiful, it did show the city form a different view than you get from roaming the city.

The temple and aquarium was located next to each other which made it efficient with the 4.5h we had. The temple was tranquil considering it is located in the middle of Gangnam. After the aquarium we got dropped off in Gangnam so that we could continue the tour ourselves.

Considering the trip did cost 70 which included: driver, guide, boat ticket and aquarium ticket we recommend this trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

We really enjoyed this tour which included a boat ride on the Han River as well as admission to the aquarium at the COEX Mall. It was a very nice experience and the guide was great!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Our guide, Zin, was great. Good and informative tour.
We had a great time.

4 star rating: Recommended April 2015

Brian is a very good guide.

3 star rating: Worth doing January 2015

The title of this tour is misleading; it's really a visit to an aquarium, a temple and a River cruise. There's no tour of the famous Gangnam district.
In saying this, the aquarium was very good. And the guide was knowledgeable.
At the end of the tour we requested to be dropped off in the Gangnam district. The egress spot was somehow further away from the Gangnam district.

3 star rating: Worth doing April 2014

The Bongeunsa Temple and Aquarium were opposite each other and were great and the River Cruise was good and gave you a different perspective of Seoul. What upset us was that we were taken a long way out of the way in heavy traffic to go to an Amethyst factory that was not mentioned as part of the tour.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better June 2015

Not really a tour, it was very rushed and not completely satisfied. wanted to see more of gangnam

1 star rating: I do not recommend this June 2014

Very poor explanation

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