Dosan Park’s serenity stands in stark contrast with the noise of the shiny sports cars whizzing by and the busy luxury boutiques in the affluent Sinsa-dong area. A promenade through the excellent park reminds one of a Western garden. At the east end of the park stands a bronze statue of independence activist Ahn Chang-ho. Dosan was Ahn’s pen name.
My Ssong (T. 02-518-0105) is famous for its delightful selection of brunch items as well as its sandwiches, fish and chips, burgers, and other Western delicacies.
The park’s neighborhood is home to numerous outlets of leading boutique brands and high-end luxury goods such as Ann Demeulemeester, Blush, Stone Island, and C.P. Company.
The Horim Art Center houses a high-profile collection of Korean traditional pottery. Promenade Hermes, located in the Maison Hermes boutique, is a museum that contains a retrospective collection from Hermes’ rich history.
(649-9 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul | 서울시 강남구 신사동 649-9)