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Gangnam Style Photo Zone at Gangnam Station, Seoul (Photo)

When the song “Gangnam Style” by the South Korean singer PSY was released in 2012, it gained worldwide popularity. Despite not being in English, it became a song that brought a second heyday to PSY.

At that time, the song spread worldwide through YouTube, and the music video for “Gangnam Style” quickly racked up an enormous number of views. The iconic “horse dance” featured in the music video also spread globally, leading to a surge in parody videos.

“Gangnam Style Photo Zone at Gangnam Station, Seoul”

Not wanting to miss out on the popularity of “Gangnam Style,” Gangnam District took action. To promote Gangnam on November 29, 2012, they set up a multifunctional photo zone called the “Gangnam Style Horse Dance Stage” near Gangnam Station. It is located between Exits 11 and 12 of Gangnam Station.

“Gangnam Style Horse Dance Stage”

The Gangnam Style Horse Dance Stage is a steel structure measuring 6.25 meters in width, 4 meters in height, and 5.46 meters in length. It is adorned with moving LED lighting. The LED lights are precisely synchronized with the horse dance steps, creating an exquisite stage for visitors to enjoy as they move their right and left feet alternately in time with the dance.

“Still Available in 2023: The Horse Dance Stage”

In 2023, the Gangnam Style Horse Dance Stage was still standing strong. It’s hard to believe that over 10 years have passed since the song “Gangnam Style” gained popularity. However, it remains a place of nostalgia, commemorating the song that introduced Gangnam to the world during its global trend.