Are you a big fan of K-pop and want to make some special memories in Korea? If you are from outside of Korea, there aren’t many chances to meet K-pop stars even if you are a huge K-pop fan. But if you’re in Korea, especially in Seoul, there are more opportunities to dive into the real K-pop world.
Here’s our ultimate guide to how you can experience the genuine K-pop music at various attractions in Seoul. Make unforgettable memories during your stay in Korea!
1. SMTOWN Hologram Musical
Never been to any concert of EXO, Red Velvet, NCT 127 before? Head over to the SM Town Theater at SM Town Coex Artium! Here you can enjoy concerts and musicals by the stars under SM Entertainment label in holograms, School OZ.
If you have missed your favorite SM star’s concerts or want to feel the vibes from them again, watch Surround Viewing Concert! Artists include EXO, TVXQ, Girl’s Generation, SHINee, Red Velvet, f(x) and NCT 127!
2. SMTOWN Museum
From Girl’s Generation to NCT 127, SM Entertainment has produced some of Korea’s greatest K-Pop groups. At the SMTOWN Museum, a space dedicated to SM celebrities, you can explore the archives that follow the traces of SM artists and even interact with them through virtual reality! The museum also has an open studio where they hold live broadcasts hosted by your favorite SM artists and you can participate as the audience.
Don’t forget to check out SMTOWN Store and Cafe as well! At SMTOWN Store, you can check out SM artists’ recently released albums and buy lifestyle products reflecting SM entertainment’s exclusive content. At SMTOWN Cafe, you can try unique food and drinks that weree created through collaborations between famous dessert brands and SM artists’ characters and album concepts. You can get 45% OFF for every last Wednesday of the month, so if you are in Seoul during the last week of the month, get this special monthly discounts!
3. SBS MTV The Show
Would you like to see your favorite K-Pop star performing in front of your eyes? Then this is your ultimate chance! The Show is a live music TV show produced by SBS MTV, and it invites you to be part of the audience for its latest episode! Your dream of K-Pop groups performing their newest songs and choreography while gazing at you will become a reality at The Show!
4. BTS Tour
BTS is undoubtedly one of the most famous K-Pop groups right now as they have mesmerized fans all over the world with their lovable personalities, great looks, and exceptional performances. If you would like to see Seoul from the perspective of this Billboard Music Award-winning group, then join on in Trazy’s exclusive BTS tour, where a fellow BTS fan, ARMY, will take you to the best BTS-related spots in Seoul! It’s a great way to explore the lives of BTS members and Seoul at the same time.
5. MBC World: Hallyu Theme Park
Along with K-Pop, Korean TV shows have also contributed to Hallyu (K-wave). MBC, one of Korea’s major broadcasting stations that have produced well-loved shows like ‘Infinite Challenge’ and ‘Show! Music Core’, has created a Hallyu dedicated theme park called MBC World. Here, they have integrated technology such as virtual reality and holography into the space to turn you into the main character of your favorite MBC TV show. If you are lucky enough you might even run into some celebrities who are there to film the latest episode of a drama or a variety show!
6. Get to see K-pop stars on their way to Music Bank
If you’re a true K-pop fan, you’ll know that concerts aren’t the only place to see your favorite K-pop stars. KBS in Yeouido has become a mandatory stopover for those on the ultimate K-pop pilgrimage in Korea, especially in the wee hours of Friday morning when K-pop stars are heading to the Music Bank studio. Meeting K-pop stars on their way to the pre-recording of Music Bank has become quite a culture in Korea and you can also be a part of this on our Seoul K-pop Tour. Get the chance to see your favorite k-pop stars up close and also visit Yujeong Sikdang, BTS’s most frequently visited restaurant. Afterwards, check out SM Coex Artium, JYP Entertainment as well as the BT21 Itaewon Line Friends Flagship Store for an unforgettable K-pop experience in Seoul!
7. Make your own K-pop recording in Gangnam
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you were a K-Pop star? Well, wonder no more! You can spend a day like a K-Pop star by recording a song in a professional recording studio where K-Pop stars like VIXX and Jung Eun-ji have recorded. You will receive guidance from professional vocal trainers and sound engineers so that you can show your full potential. At the end of the session, you will get an MP3 file of the song that you have recorded, so that you can cherish this unforgettable memory.
8. K-pop Dance Lesson
K-pop is loved by fans from all over the world for its integration of crisp choreography into its songs. If you are a fan who fell in love with K-Pop for its cool dance moves, join in on a group dance class where you can learn the choreography of the latest K-pop songs! Don’t worry if you have never danced before, the instructor will lead the class step-by-step. At the end of the class, you can return home having learned the moves to a full song, so that you can perform in front of your loved ones and wow them like a true K-Pop star!
9. Check Out the Top K-Pop Entertainment Companies & Idol Restaurants
You’ve probably met your favorite idols at concerts or fan meetings before. However, haven’t you ever wondered what it’s like where they spend hours training and perfecting their performances? With Trazy, get the chance to explore the very place where it all began. Visit 3 K-pop Entertainment companies of your choice and then, head on down to one of the idol restaurants or cafes which are said to be frequently visited by idols. It’s not every day you get to visit K-pop Entertainment companies and if you’re lucky, you might just bump into your favorite K-pop idol!
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