Gangnam installs 8 pavement QR codes to guide tourists around in ‘style’
Psy has done his job be putting Gangnam on a prominent location, in the world map. Now, the district is taking it to the next level, with the installation of QR codes on pavements to help tourists move around and discover what the famous ‘style’ is all about. The codes have been installed, Four in Garosu Street in Sinsa-dong and another four are set up near the COEX building in Samseong-dong. Both shopping and tourist spots in the area come into view on scanning these codes with a smartphone.
Gangsnam Style is now YouTube’s most-viewed video with over a billion views. It also ranked second on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for seven consecutive weeks. “We are considering expanding the number of sites with QR codes,” said an official. “If the QR codes are met with a positive response, we will install more near Gangnam Station and Rodeo Street in Apgujeong-dong. We are considering offering a voice information service where the QR code directly leads to a voice website or immediately starts a voice service when scanned.”