Seoul’s top4 underground shopping malls

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There are famous touristic shopping zones such as Sinsadong Garosu-gil Road or Myeong-dong in Seoul. But, underground shopping malls could be another good place for your pleasant shopping. This is because you can go and fully enjoy shopping regardless of weather. Also, underground malls boast a large number of shops and offer more reasonable prices than other stores.

1. Express Bus Terminal Underground Mall, Goto Mall

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Express Bus Terminal Underground Mall was newly renovated in 2012, and is often called a shopping heaven for women. The 800-meter-long alley consists of 600 stores, making it the largest underground shopping mall in Seoul.

The latest clothing trends, accessories, cosmetics, interior products and whole sale flowers- the mall has it.

At the end of the mall, restaurants and food courts are available. This mall offers relatively cheaper deals than Dongdaemun and Namdaemun markets.

More info

  • Directions: Express Bus Terminal Station (Seoul Subway Line 3, 7, 9), Exit 8.
  • Operating Hours: 10:00-22:00(clothing stores), 10:00-22:00 (restaurants)
    * Closed: Third Thursday of every month, Seollal (Lunar New Year’s Day) and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) holidays.
    * Operating hours and closed dates may vary by stores.

2. Yeongdeungpo Underground Mall

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Yeongdeungpo has long been a hub of public transportation in Seoul that is always crowded with people. Since the opening of Time Square, a mega shopping mall in 2009, it has been drawing even more traffic.

Yeongdeungpo Underground Mall offers a variety of products marketed to different age groups from teenagers to seniors.

The underground mall can be divided into three major sections. The area near Yeongdeungpo Market is popular among seniors. The middle area features a variety of stores and the area in between Yeongdeungpo Station and Times Square has shops for teens and young adults.

More info

  • Directions:Yeongdeungpo Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 5.
  • Operating Hours: 10:00-22:00
    * Closed: Seollal (Lunar New Year’s Day) and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) holidays.
    * Operating hours and closed dates may vary by store; some shops may be open on public holidays.

3. Gangnam Terminal Underground Shopping Center

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Gangnam Station, on Line 2 of Seoul Subway, boasts the greatest concentration of clothing, cosmetic, and telecommunications stores, making it easy for shoppers to do price comparisons before making purchase. Also, the Sinbundang Line Underground Shopping Center, which is attached to Gangnam Station, features low- to mid- priced brands and franchised coffee shops spread out over a large area.

More info

  • Directions: Gangnam Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, Shinbundang Line)
  • Operating Hours: 10:00-22:00
    * Closed on third Sunday of every month, Seollal (Lunar New Year’s Day) and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) holidays.
    * Operating hours and closed dates may vary by store; some shops may be open on public holidays.

4. COEX Mall

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COEX Mall recently went through a huge renovation and reopened with the theme ‘unfolding sky’, featuring a wide open space and bright lighting.

A movie theater, aquarium, duty-free shops, casino, Seoul Intercontinental Hotel, and department stores are all connected to the underground mall, making it possible to enjoy shopping and cultural experiences without leaving the building. Famous restaurants and trendy dessert cafes, along with character pop-up stores and kid’s cafes provide a fun day for all generations.

More info

  • Directions: Samsung Station (Seoul Subway Line 2)
  • Operating Hours: 10:00-22:00
    * Open all year round.
    * Operating hours and closed dates may vary by stores.
  • Website: www.coex.co.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

 

 

 

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