COEX

The COEX is an underground maze cleverly disguised as a mall.

The above-level entrance to the COEX Mall. 

There is an aquarium, casino, exhibition hall, movie theatre, actual theatre, conference center among the multitude of restaurants and stores.

And be prepared to get lost. I got lost three times the first time I went.

It has a great range of stores, most the Korean equivalent of the normal mall staples (music stores, clothes stores, food court, etc), but there are a couple neat stores.

Like an anime/nintendo store. Or a puzzle store. Or a robot-model store.

I have been able to find a good amount of “Sgt. Frog,” “Black Butler,” “One Piece” and “Case Closed” merchandise in these stores — something I haven’t found yet in the States.

And the bookstore, Bandi and Luni’s, has a great selection of English books. But English books are expensive. A mass-market paperbacks are $10-12 here (about $7 in USA) and normal paperbacks are around $21 (about $13-16 in USA).

Good thing I brought a lot of books with me.

COEX Mall is a great place to kill a couple hours (which I seem to be doing a lot). Maybe because the Samseong Station, the subway entrance to COEX, has an automated postal center (nobody knows where the post office is in Dongtan).

And I send a lot of mail.

An advertisement for Hite beer (a meh Korean beer). 

What’s a food court without a Sbarro?

Cheers!

— Sara

Sources:

www.coexmall.com 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s