Cheongdam-dong

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Cheongdam-dong
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul청담동
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanisationCheongdam-dong
 • McCune–ReischauerCh'ŏngtam-tong
KintraSooth Korea
Area
 • Total2.33 km2 (0.90 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)[1]
 • Tot34,262
 • Density14,705/km2 (38,090/sq mi)

Cheongdam-dong is a waird o Gangnam-gu in Seoul, Sooth Korea.[1][2] It is referred tae as "Fashion an Airt Street" o Gangnam, "Rodeo Street" (a reference tae Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Californie) or "Yuppie Street" wi a clientele o profeesionals in their 30's.

Characteristics[eedit | eedit soorce]

This aurie wis oreeginally namit Chungsutgol for a clean pond that existit here durin the Joseon Dynasty. It wis unnerdevelopit up till 10 years ago, durin which time, galleries muivit tae this aurie an formit the existin gallery street. It is nou kent as an upscale residential aurie, especially for Korean celebrities such as actors an K-pop airtists. The aurie haes shops o importit foreign buists, local fashion designers, an galleries near the upscale Galleria Department Store in Apgujeong-dong towards Cheongdam Pairk.

The major characteristics o the population o this aurie include experience livin abroad, financial affluence, an a tendency tae enjoy paintins an airt products. Mony childer o rich parents studiet abroad durin their 20's. They returned tae Korea an began wirk as heich wage earnin profeesionals. They migratit tae Cheongdam-dong acause o the galleries an first class fashion shops. The foreign buists, modren galleries, fusion restaurants, an exotic cafes seemit tae satisfee their cultural needs. Housomeivver, Cheongdam-dong is creeticisit for its heich prices an aw for clothes an coffee which can be 3 or 4 times as hintle as in ither places. This region haes creatit an inner circle for the upper class that is separatit frae ootside.

In Juin 2012, luxury bridal gown designer Vera Wang opend her third global an first Asie flagship store 'Vera Wang Bridal Korea', helmit bi Preses Jung Mi-ri, in Cheongdam-dong.[3]

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In Dizember 2012, the aurie wis the settin for SBS weekend drama series, Cheongdam-dong Alice. It starns Moon Geun-young, Park Si-hoo, So Yi-hyun an Kim Ji-seok, an is based on the novel, Cheongdamdong Oduri.[4]

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "청담동 (Cheongdam-dong 淸潭洞)" (in Korean). Doosan encyclopedia. Retrieved 2008-04-14.
  2. "The origin of the names: Samseong-dong" (in Korean). Gangnam-gu official site. Retrieved 2008-04-14.
  3. Lee, Rachel (29 June 2012). "Vera Wang opens 1st Asia flagship in Seoul". Korea Times. Retrieved 16 December 2012.
  4. Ho, Stewart (10 August 2012). "Will Moon Geun Young Make Her Small Screen Comeback Through 'Cheongdamdong Alice'?". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 16 December 2012.

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