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COEX Mall is the largest underground shopping mall in Asia and is connected to several exhibition halls, a convention center, a hotel, a department store and an office building. The mall houses around 260 stores and leisure facilities including fashion, beauty, entertainment and cultural spaces, and offers a pleasurable one-stop shopping experience, regardless of the weather.
Korea’s first cultural & shopping complex
As the largest underground shopping mall in Asia, COEX Mall has got everything you need, all in one place. Shopaholics and fashionistas will appreciate the hundreds of clothing and accessories stores carrying both domestic brands and international brands, as well as designer and luxury brands. The dining options are endless with the many restaurants and cafes that are available here. The Megabox Cineplex, one of Korea’s largest movie theater chains, is also located here, with a total of 17 screens. Other popular attractions at the mall include the Kimchi Museum, the COEX Aquarium, the ASEM Plaza and the Event Court, where various performances and exciting events such as classical concerts, mini concerts and magic shows are offered every week.
The layout of the stores was designed with the concept of a flowing river. The stores wind their way through the mall, starting from Millennium Plaza in the south and running through Summit Walk, Forest Walk, Waterfall Walk and passing through the Event Court and ending at ASEM Plaza.
Panoramic Virtual Reality Tour of COEX Mall:
An interactive composite of panoramic photographs moving in a 360-degree rotation. Use the mouse or the arrows keys on the keyboard to navigate.
COEX entrance sign
Korea World Trade Center and COEX Mall
Lake Walk was designed to symbolize comfort and rest by utilizing natural light, plants and water in its decor. The most recent addition, Narrow Path, located next to Waterfall walk, was designed to express a clean and pure image.
Sculptures in the food court
COEX Aquarium is divided into four themes and features about 650 different species of marine wildlife, with 40,000 creatures in all. The major bookstore, Bandi & Luni’s, can also be found in the mall.
Interior of COEX Mall with colorful lighting
Plants are used as decor in the rest areas of the mall
Many different ways to enjoy COEX Mall
COEX Mall is generally considered to be one of the best places to go for shopping. The stores in the multi-fashion square feature trendy fashions targeted at younger customers, but there are plenty of shops geared towards people of all ages. The square is also connected to Hyundai Department Store, offering even more items to choose from.
Large digital information board
Digital information facilities available throughout the mall
There are various ways to enjoy COEX Mall. You can enjoy shopping at COEX whether you’ve got money to blow or are just passing by for some window-shopping. If you are out with children, a great place to go would be the Aquarium, which also features a play area and Kids Aquarium in addition to the main aquarium. The Kimchi Museum is great for an educational experience and tourists who want to learn more about the history of Korea’s most famous dish. Have fun for free at one of the many free exhibitions held throughout the year, or get rid of your change at the video arcade.
COEX Mall houses a wide variety of stores and brands
A life-sized bear model promoting outdoor wear