Top 5 BTS places to visit in Seoul!
As we all know, the worldwide famous boyband BTS recently celebrated its 10th anniversary! The fellow ARMY that is ourselves decided to provide you with a non-exhaustive top 5 list of BTS-related places to visit during your stay in Seoul.
Big Hit Entertainment 1st building
Starting strong, BTS’ first training agency and first headquarters of Big Hit Entertainment, located in Gangnam, Seoul! The building now long abandoned is covered up by fans’ letters and scribbles. A must-visit location of every ARMY!
Location: 10-31, Nonhyendong, 2F Cheonggu Building, Gangnam-gu Seoul
Hours: Outside open every day
Located right next to Big Hit’s previous building, this 2nd place is a restaurant the members often ate during their trainee days! If you’re lucky enough, you will be able to sit where BTS once sat and eat what the members’ ate which is ssambap (vegetable wraps and rice) and black pork and stone pot bibimbap (mixed vegetables and rice). The queue is long though, so expect to arrive early.
Location: 14 Dosan-daero 28-gil, Nonhyeon 1(il)-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Hours: Monday-Sunday: 10:00-10:00
The third on the list is BTS’ first dorm! Hyuga Cafe & Bakery used to be a house where BTS lived until 2018, everything has long been renovated though. Now you can come to enjoy sweet delicacies in a cozy wooden décor all surrounded by fellow ARMYs! The owner is a fellow ARMY and even dedicated a wall in the café for ARMY to leave little notes on a post-it for the group.
Location: Nonhyeon-ro 119-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
16 우성빌리지 뒷담길, 유나이티드제약사인근
Hours: Everyday 9:00-21:30
Hybe Insight: New Exhibition Hall
Hybe, BTS’ actual agency, used to host a special exhibition hall called Hybe Insight. The building was composed of various types of exhibition spaces under the theme of HYBE’s record label so that fans can experience their favorite artists. The space has been relocated to a new building in Gangnam and is now hosting a portrait exhibition of HYBE LABELS artists under the name “The Daydream Believers: 꿈“. The museum being relatively new, we recommend booking a few days in advance!
Location: 606, Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Days & Hours: From Friday, June 9th to Sunday, August 27th ; 11:00-18:00
Line Friends Stores
No BTS tour would be complete without visiting a Line Friends store! Wrap up this BTS journey by getting some fun BT21 goodies at one of the Line Friends stores in Seoul. BT21 is the official BTS merchandise line made in collaboration with LINE friends. For it, each member took part in designing their very own unique characters. BT21 merchandise can now be purchased at one of the three locations in South Korea:
Gangnam: 437, Gangnam-daero, Seocho-dong, Seoul
Hongdae: 141, Yanghwa-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Songpa-gu: LOTTE WORLD MALL B1F, 300, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
HAPPY 10th ANNIVERSARY! We Purple You 🙂