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[Korea] 2013 Korea Grand Sale Returns on January 11

  • Date12/03/2012
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A shopping extravaganza like no other, the KOREA GRAND SALE 2013 will be running from January 11 through February 28, 2013 at major shopping areas around the Seoul metropolitan area, Gangwon-do and Jeju-do.

This year, 24,000 stores in 20 different fields will be offering international visitors huge discounts, freebies and special offers on shopping, lodging, food, beverages, art performances and more. An opening ceremony will be followed by various events, including a K-POP concert, themed weeks of each participating vendor, and other interactive programs, to encourage visitor participation and elevate the festive atmosphere. Also during the festival, foreigners will be able to utilize the free Gangbuk-Gangnam Shuttle Bus ensuring convenient transportation. The bus will circle through the exotic and atmospheric Itaewon, to the home of various cosmetic shops Myeong-dong in Gangbuk and to Sinsa-dong Garosu-gil which is packed with quaint cafes and fashion brand shops, Apgujeong & Cheongdam-dong where you can enjoy elegant luxury shopping in daytime and a hip club culture at night as described in Psy’s “Gangnam Style,” and COEX Mall in Gangnam where you can simultaneously enjoy shopping and culture.

To avail of discounts, download coupons from the festival website and show them upon purchase. Online, mobile and paper coupons are equally effective. Coupons and shuttle bus schedules are available on the festival homepage.

☞ 2013 Korea Grand Sale Homepage: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

More info

< Korea Grand Sale 2013 >
☞ Location: Downtown Seoul and Seoul Metropolitan Area, major cities around Korea
☞ Period: January 11 - February 28, 2013
☞ How to get the discount: download coupons from Korea Grand Sale website and present them at stores
☞ List of participating stores: Hyundai Department Store, Lotte Department Store, Shinsegae Department Store, Dongwha Duty Free Shop, Duty Free Korea, Lotte Duty Free Shop, Walkerhill Duty Free, Yeoju Premium Outlets, Paju Premium Outlets, Korean Folk Village, N Seoul Tower, musical Ballerina Who Loved a B-boy, traditional performance Miso, musical Bibap, musical Jump
☞ Homepage: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
☞ Inquiries: +82-2-6272-7300 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Tip. Gangbuk-Gangnam Free Shuttle Bus
☞ Operating period & time: January 11 – February 28, 2013, 09:10 and 13:30 (departs twice a day) ※ Not available on Mondays
☞ Course:
Gate 1 of Yongsan Garrison - Itaewon (Hamilton Hotel) - Lotte Hotel Seoul (Euljiro 1-ga station Exit 8) – Myeongdong (Myeongdong Station Exit 4) – Dongdaemun (in front of Dongdaemun Migliore) – Horim Art Center (Horim Museum Sinsa)- Sinsadong Garosu-gil Road – Hyundai Department Store Apgujeong Branch – Galleria Department StoreApgujeong Rodeo StreetCheongdam Fashion Street - Bongeunsa TempleCOEX - Hyundai Department Store COEX Branch - Korea Culture House (KOUS) – Seolleung Station – Gangnam Station – Sinsa Station

Courtesy of Visit Korea Committee