People usually says many good things about COEX, so I tried to go there. For me though, OK, the fountain, and the WTC is surely nice, but, for a very tight budget traveller, it is absolutely not inside of the recommendation list. (although the guide is very, super, very, nice and professional) Actually, if you have money (or not too stingy), it will be sure nice, because of the aquarium (7600 W!) and the Kimchi Museum). Other than that though, maybe eating and shopping and watching movies, and fortunately when we went there, there was Star Wars look-alike, so we posed and got the Polaroid.


First floor map. No worry, when you go there, you can see information center everywhere

If you want to spend a little bit more money though, I recommend it.


-ASEM Plaza

      Will get Subway Line 9 in 2013

       Asia Europe Meeting 2000

-Millenium Plaza

       COEX’ Main Entrance

        Many promotions, I get chance to take photo with Darth Vader when I visited


Insert Star Wars reference

I also visited the Gallery Aqua (near Aquarium entrance), last week they had exhibition about painting related to quotes about cat.


Cat Saying





Window shopping is OK, but if you want to buy, you can choose from 200 stores with national brands ( WHO.A.U. and Basic House, etc.) and international brands (ZARA, Apple)

It is the largest underground shopping center in Asia

Summit Walk, Forest Walk, Lake Walk, Waterfall Walk, Canyon Walk, Riverside Walk, Tropic Walk and Ocean Walk.

10:30 – 22:00 (varies by store)


Mall entrance

-Kimchi Museum

I want to enter, but my 3000 Won… Here you can learn everything about Kimchi, food that you already get accustomed to, or hate by all your heart.

B2F in COEX Mall


Tue. ~ Sun. 10:00~18:00 (Last entry by 17:30)


Kimchi Series

-COEX Aquarium

Indoor aquarium. More expensive than Kimchi Museum, so bye-bye.

    only theme-oriented aquarium in Korea

    divided into four themes

   Undersea Tunnel, Water Journey

the end of Ocean Walk

Adults – 17,500 won, Teens – 14,500 won Children – \11,000 won
Group (Tel. 02-6002-6214 ( Over 20 persons )

82-2-6002-6200 (Korean)

10:00-20:00 / Allowed to enter until 1 hour prior to the closing time


Not going to enter, taking photos in front then

– Megabox Cinema

  Cinema, for watching movie, of course.

    16 theatres

    Features European Film Festival annually

-Food Courts

Many kinds of food, Kimchi, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Burger/ fast food, Italian (smells very tempting)

How to get here?

By subway: Exit 6, Samseong Station, Subway Line 2

By Bus: Many

Address: COEX, 159 Samseong dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-731, S. Korea

Phone: 82-2-6000-0114

Open hours: 10:00~22:00 (Open all year round)


For G20 Summit in 2010




Piano Fountain(?) They said it will be nice at night


World Trade Center Seoul


In Samseong Station. Kabar baik, then

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