A new Korea Shopping Guide has been
released to assist visitors to the country who come for the excellent shopping.
The guide covers the major shopping areas around the country from the capital
of Seoul to Busan and Jeju Island as well as the main international arrivals
airport of Incheon.
Also, a new shopping and tourism brand
named ‘1st’ offers shoppers guaranteed quality, prices and
service. The designated ‘1st’ shops have gone through rigorous
evaluations of quality, pricing and services by Korea Tourism Organization
(KTO) to become nationally certified ‘excellent shops’.
The Korea Shopping guide will help
shoppers plan where it is best to go shopping in Korea and also advises not
only on Korea ‘1st premium shops but also lists popular markets,
shopping malls, fashion outlets and special shopping areas where you can find
traditional souvenirs for your friends back home.
Seoul, the capital is the number one
place for most shoppers to the country with its never ending array of shopping
opportunities and a city where you can shop all day and all night. Doota
Department store in Dongdaemun area is open till 5.30am in the morning.
The most popular shopping items for
tourists are clothing, cosmetics and jewellery followed by Korean traditional
pottery, folk arts and crafts, liquors and teas, kimchi and ginseng products.
Seoul’s two massive markets, Namdaemun
(South Gate) and Dongdaemun (East Gate) draw a lot of visitors for the wide
variety of goods on offer. Namdaemun is the largest traditional market in
Korea and sells just about everything. Dongdaemum Shopping town includes
the market and also Korea’s largest fashion shopping areas. The popular fashion
stores of Migliore and Doota provide the latest trends in fashion at very
Myeongdong nearby Namdaemun is a very
popular fashion district. With shoes, clothing, accessories and cosmetics
as well as a huge number of restaurants and cafes it is a very popular area
with tourists. Across from Myeongdong is the famed Lotte Department Store
which offers high-end goods at it’s luxury store, Avenuel.
If you would like to enjoy a traditional
street feel in Seoul then pay a visit Insa-dong where you can browse celadon
pottery stores, art galleries, traditional folk art stores etc. and enjoy lunch
in a traditional Korean restaurant or tea-house.
If you are looking for some ‘Gangnam
Style’ visit the southern suburb of Seoul where PSY lives and you can shop for
the latest designer fashions in Garosu-gil or Agpujeong-dong.
Busan, the southern seaport of Korea has
Centum City which holds the Guinness world record for the largest department
store in the world. This all inclusive shopping centre has a hot spring,
water park, ice skating rink, dinner theatre and golf practice range along with
all the shopping you could ever wish to do.
Also in Busan, Gwangbok-dong Fashion
Street in the centre of the city has not only its Fashion Street but a special
youth fashion Street, food streets, imported goods street, shoe store alley, a
food alley as well as a traditional market and large department stores.
Jeju Island off the south coast of Korea
is a popular semi-tropical island getaway. Jeju has unique souvenirs from
the island as well as all the fashion stores, jewellery stores, handbag stores,
glasses, jewellery and much more. Jeju Island also offers great duty-free
shopping with numerous international brands as well as Korean luxury
If you are travelling to Korea in the
future and need some help to know where all the best places are to shop in the
country, order your free copy of the Korea Shopping Guide from Korea Tourism
Org. Sydney office Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dated: 25 July, 2013
Further information: Jennifer
Doherty, PR/Marketing Manager, KTO Sydney office