COEX Mall is a large underground shopping center located south of the Han river in the World Trade Center Seoul complex in the Samseong-dong neighborhood. At over 85,000 square meters (914,000 square feet) it is the largest underground shopping center in Asia.
Over 100,000 people, many of these foreign travelers, visit everyday to shop in one of the 250 stores and dine in one of the over 800 restaurants. Many luxury brands and smaller Korean brands can be found here along with the bigger brand names such as Nike and Levi’s.
The mall also features an aquarium with a shark tunnel and over 40,000 different types of aquatic creatures, the unique and interesting Pulmuone Kimchi Field Museum where visitors can learn about the history of kimchi, and a 17 screen movie theater with the latest national and international movies.
If that’s not enough, you can also can find night two luxury hotels, clubs, book stores, records stores, banks, post offices, two food courts, and a game area which hosts video game tournaments.
COEX Mall is an amazing “city” and a great place to visit if you love to eat and shop and an even better place to visit on a rainy day.
Just across the street is Bongeunsa Temple, one of the largest Buddhist temples in Seoul.
COEX Aquarium, inside COEX Mall in Gangnam, is one of the largest aquariums in Korea featuring thousands of fish and sea creatures in 90 different tanks. Visitors to the aquarium, located in the basement of the mall, will be surprised to find over 600 different specifies or marine life and 40,000 plants from Korea and from all around the world.
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The Pulmuone Kimchi Field Museum is a museum located inside the COEX Mall that has everything kimchi, from its history to the many methods of making this popular fermented Korean dish.
Read more about Pulmuone Kimchi Field Museum
Directions To COEX Mall
Take Subway Line 2 to Samseong Station (Exit 5 or 6).
Many of the shops will be closed between now and December 2014 as the mall is upgraded and made more state of the art. This work will add 10% more mall space while reducing energy consumption by 25%.
COEX Mall is open 10:30-22:00. Hours vary by individual store.
- GPS Coordinates (Longitude and Latitude) of Coex Mall : 37.510943, 127.059765.