Convenient Shopping and Abundant Tourism Infrastructures for Internationals
COEX offers a convenient mix of shopping and tourist attractions for tourists and international shoppers. Standing for ‘Convention & Exhibition,’ COEX is equipped with one of the largest convention centers and exhibition halls in Asia and is located in Samsung-dong within the main business district of Gangnam. COEX and its neighboring area are known as a center of business and international trade and as a place of excellent transportation and communication infrastructures. The area is home to international convention centers, trade centers (such as ASEM Tower and Trade Tower), CALT (a transport hub), and luxurious hotels (such as Grand InterContinental Seoul, COEX InterContinental Seoul, and JW Marriott).
COEX Mall is Asia’s largest underground shopping complex; it is about 14.5 times as large as the Main Olympic Stadium. It has virtually everything tourists may need: clothing from underwear to sportswear, cosmetics, watches, mobile devices, office supplies, flowers, eye glasses, photography equipment, and more. Visitors looking for famous name brands are encouraged to check out the Hyundai Department Store and COEX SKM Duty Free Shop.
In addition to holding conventions and exhibitions, COEX also offers diverse entertainment and a variety of leisure experiences. Voted the best movie theater in Asia in 2004, COEX’s Megabox Theater shows a variety of movies from other countries, holds previews, and hosts red carpet events. Other visitor favorites are the COEX Aquarium and Bandi & Luni’s Bookstore, the perfect place to kick back with a book and unwind. COEX even has unique cultural spaces like the Kimchi Museum, which provides visitors with an opportunity to learn about kimchi and the culture that goes along with it. For the peckish, there are a variety of delicious onsite restaurants and food courts diverse enough to satisfy the taste of any visitor, no matter what country they’re from!
COEX Mall is a large, unique maze of stores and entertainment facilities that may be hard to navigate without assistance. Visitors are strongly advised to drop by the Tourism & Information Desk for a guide map before shopping.
- Small lockers: ₩1,000
- Medium lockers: ₩1,500
• Fees charged every 12 hours
• Cash only
• Near Exit #5 or #6 of Samseong Station