Underground Shopping Malls

Gangnam Terminal Underground Shopping Center【 Photo: Gangnam Terminal Underground Shopping Center 】

Underground goldmine for fashion trendsetters

This is where fashion trendsetters in Korea gather to check out the latest products from fashion-forward stores that don’t put a dent in your budget. A plethora of stores feature high-end fashion brands at more affordable prices than both department stores and outlets. Some of them have recently gone through renovation or remodeling, offering more and more reasons for customers to come check out the many styles available. Be sure to bring some cash along, as some stores don’t accept credit cards in order to offer such low-priced apparel.

Gangnam Station Underground Shopping Center

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【 Photo: Fashion items for sale at Gangnam Station Underground Shopping Center 】

Gangnam Station Underground Shopping Center is one of the most popular places for shoppers in their 20s and 30s. This is also a place where you can become familiar with the famous “Gangnam Style.”

High-quality fashion brands, as well as other fashion accessories like shoes, hats and sunglasses, can be found at excellent prices. Even if you’re not looking to buy right away, these shops are great for browsing, and they make it easy to compare prices to help you get great deals. For these reasons, the center attracts droves of thrifty twenty-somethings and older.

  • Address: 396 Gangnam-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
  • Directions: Gangnam Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, Sinbundang Line) Exit 1-12.
    * The shopping center is connected to the station.
  • Operating hours: 10:00-22:00
  • Website: www.sisul.or.kr (Korean only)

Gangnam Terminal Underground Shopping Center

  • Gangnam Terminal Underground Shopping Center
  • Gangnam Terminal Underground Shopping Center
  • Gangnam Terminal Underground Shopping Center
【 Photo: Items loved by female shoppers at Gangnam Terminal Underground Shopping Center 】

Conveniently attached to a subway transfer station connecting lines 3, 7 and 9, Gangnam Terminal Underground Shopping Center is also known as "Go-to mall" for short among locals. Over 620 stores are lined up on both sides of the two long, parallel corridors featuring clothing, fashion accessories, interior products, flowers and dining establishments. If you are looking to update your fashion or home interior to the latest trends, you will surely lose track of time browsing these deal-packed, fashion-savvy stores!

  • Address: Underground Level, 200 Sinbanpo-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul
  • Directions: Express Bus Terminal Station (Seoul Subway Line 3,7, 9), Exits 1-16
    * The shopping center is connected to the station.
  • Operating hours: 10:00-22:00
  • Website: www.sisul.or.kr (Korean only)

Bupyeong Modoo Mall (Bupyeong Underground Shopping Mall)

Foreign language interpretation services【 Photo: Interior of Bupyeong Modoo Mall 】

Bupyeong Modoo Mall (Bupyeong Underground Shopping Mall) boasts 1,400 individual businesses crammed into its space of over 31,000 square meters. Simply wandering from shop to shop can be fun, but with how large the mall is, it can be quite easy to get lost. In these instances, visitors can simply look to the floor and follow the colored stripes to find their location. Spreading out from the Central Underground Shopping Mall, the path divides into red, green, and blue trails, while the area around the fountain is orange. All one needs to do to find the shop they want is to check the floor color!

  • Address: Underground Level, 7 Bupyeong-daero, Bupyeong-gu, Incheon
  • Directions: Bupyeong Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, Incheon Subway Line 1) Exits 1-31.
    * The shopping center is connected to the station.
  • Operating hours: 10:00-22:00
    * Bupyeong Station Underground Shopping Mall and Sinbupyeong Underground Shopping Mall closed first and third Tuesday of the month. / Bupyeong Central Underground Shopping Mall and Bupyeong Dae-a Underground Shopping Mall closed on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.
  • Website: www.bpsm.co.kr (Korean, English, Chinese)

Seomyeon Underground Shopping Center

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【 Photo: Interior of Seomyeon Underground Shopping Center (Credit: Seomyeon Underground Shopping Center) 】

Seomyeon Underground Shopping Center has a long history in Seomyeon, the most bustling area in Busan and a hub of public transportation. The shopping center has a great number of clothing, accessory, and shoe stores, and is connected to Daehyeon Free Mall Busan Branch and Lotte Underground Mall. The mall is known for offering both known and unknown brands. The shopping area also continues to the ground level, making it one of the best spots to wander around in the city.

Shopping Center TIP: At Seomyeon Central Information Desk, the foreign language interpretation team provides assistance in English, Chinese, and Japanese.
Monday- Saturday 09:00-19:00

  • Address: 737 Jungang-daero, Busanjin-gu, Busan
  • Directions: Seomyeon Station (Busan Subway Line 1, 2) Exit 12
    * The shopping center is connected to the station.
  • Operating hours: 10:00-22:00 (Closed second Tuesday of every month)

Daehyeon Free Mall – Daegu Branch

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  • Daehyeon Free Mall - Daegu Branch
【 Photo: Daehyeon Free Mall’s Musical Square (Credit: Daegu Metropolitan City) 】

Located on Dongseong-ro, which is often considered to be the heart of Daegu, the Daehyeon Free Mall – Daegu Branch, with its 14 years of history, is a much loved underground shopping center by locals. The mall is easily accessible, as it is directly linked to Jungangno Station of Daegu Subway Line 1, and many city buses stop at the location. Out of all underground malls, it prides itself for having the only musical square that showcases four excellent international musicals, whose posters adorn the walls of the square. There are also many photo zones that can be found within the mall.

  • Address: Underground Level, 580 Gukchebosang-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu
  • Directions: Jungangno Station (Daegu Subway Line 1) Exit 7 or 8.
    * The shopping center is connected to the station.
  • Operating hours: 11:00-22:00 (Closed first Monday of every month)
  • Website: www.primall.co.kr (Korean only)

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<Last updated on August 12, 2016>