YG is home to many of the biggest names in K-pop – Big Bang, PSY, BLACKPINK etc., and is considered to be one of the Big 3 (entertainment agencies) alongside JYP and SM Entertainment. However, YG is located separately in Hongdae, while the other 2 can be found in Apgujeong/Gangdong area.
As with other entertainment companies, this building is not open to the public, but there’s no saying if you may get to see celebrities moving in and out of the celebrity vans parked there!
Address: 397-5 Hapjeong-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Line 2 Hapjeong Station (합정역) Exit 8
I was unable to get full photos and description of the way there from the station exit (because I was dying from the heat wave); however, I referred to the following blog for directions, which managed to get me there.
Basically, you’ll be passing by 2 SK Oil Stations, which will be a key reference point for you to make sure that you’re on track. After passing the 2nd SK oil station, you can use Google Maps to figure out which alley to turn into, as I had a bit of difficulty trying to figure this out from the blog link given above. Also, remember to look out for the GS25 right opposite the YG building.
Google Map for Reference!
Entrance of YG building
Frankly, there isn’t much to do here besides sightseeing and ‘visiting’. If you are rushing for time and have a very packed itinerary, I would not recommend going out of the way to visit this.
If you’re hoping to catch a glimpse of celebrities, your best bet would be to look out for a crowd of Korean fans around the building, because they would most likely be well-informed of their idols’ schedules and camping at the building in advance. Be warned though, there is no shelter nor seats nearby, so you’ll most likely have to stand in the heat/cold/rain if you decide to wait.
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