KOREA Seoul Tourism Organization (STO) has launched a tourist information centre for international visitors to access information on the famed Gangnam district’s high-tech industries, medical tourism and K-Pop culture.

Operated by STO alongside Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Gangnam District Office, the two-storey Gangnam Tourist Information Center is aimed to help expand tourism infrastructure by offering general tourist services such as currency exchange, reservation facilities, ticketing, luggage storage and the purchasing of transportation cards. The first floor is also dedicated to information on medical tourism, while the second, the K-Wave Experience Zone, provides fans with various interactive stations for their favourite Korean celebrities.

Located in the luxury shopping and medical-centric Apgujeong of Gangnam, the centre is adjacent to a Hyundai Department Store and in close proximity to Garosu-gil in Sinsa-dong and Cheongdam Luxury Brand Street.

The centre was officially opened last week with a special ceremony attended by officials from the Seoul, Metropolitan Government, Gangnam District Office and STO, as well as Korean pop celebrities Super Junior and EXO.