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COEX Mall @ Gangnam

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COEX Mall @ Gangnam

Hello Seoul Experts,

This may be a silly question...

Is it possible to spend a day during my upcoming Seoul trip in COEX Mall? Or should I?

Worth it to spend one whole day there? If not, for a day, how much time I should stay there?

My family loves shopping mall for food, shopping and entertainment.

Thanks all.

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1. Re: COEX Mall @ Gangnam

It is possible to spend whole day in COEX.

Personally, I don't find COEX is that interesting place to shop. It just a normal big mall with plenty shops, eateries, cinema & kimchi museum.

If I have one whole day to spend just to do shopping, I'd just go either Hongdae or Edae area. Both area has plenty shops and cute cafes.

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2. Re: COEX Mall @ Gangnam

And almost forgot, you may find Trick Eye Museum too, if you are interested.

Daejeon, South Korea
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3. Re: COEX Mall @ Gangnam

I agree with Reclat with one proviso - as Coex is all under one roof, if the weather is particularly hot or rainy, then it might be a good idea to spend the day there!

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4. Re: COEX Mall @ Gangnam

personally I would be bored after 2 hours in COEX mall.

Agree OK to get out of the rain/heat.. But a day?

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5. Re: COEX Mall @ Gangnam

COEX is an old mall -- compared to Greenbelt (in the Philippines) Plaza Singapura and Ion (in Singapore) or IFC and Elements (in Hong Kong), it looks really tired. Maybe I'm wrong because I went there in the evening, and some of the stores had closed, but it really didn't appeal. I was shopping there for a little over an hour then decided it was not a good use of my time so I went home.

Agree that Hongdae and Edae are pretty awesome -- of course, they're not covered areas so you can get stuck if it rains, but those places (plus Hyehwa/Daehangno) are good shopping spots for clothes, accessories and food. I hope you have good weather so you can enjoy Seoul.

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6. Re: COEX Mall @ Gangnam

HI all,

Just for your info :

Lights Out for Seoul on Saturday for Earth Hour


7. Re: COEX Mall @ Gangnam

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