As the largest underground shopping mall in Asia, COEX Mall has got everything you need, all in one place. Shopaholics and fashionistas will appreciate the hundreds of clothing and accessories stores carrying both domestic brands and international brands, as well as designer and luxury brands. The dining options are endless with the many restaurants and cafes that are available here.
The Megabox Cineplex, one of Korea's largest movie theater chains, is also located here, with a total of 17 screens. Other popular attractions at the mall include the COEX Aquarium, Starfield Library(Open Library), Parnas Mall, Hyundai Department Store, ASEM Plaza and the Event Court, where various performances and exciting events such as classical concerts, mini concerts and magic shows are offered every week.
Located in the center of COEX Mall, Starfield Library is an open public space where anyone can freely come to sit down, take a break, and immerse themselves in books along with other bibliophiles. A wide selection of books in various genres such as humanities, economics, hobbies, etc. are readily available. Whole sections of the library are dedicated to foreign books and famous authors. iPads can be used to read e-books. Close to 600 magazines, domestic and foreign, are available for browsing. All these qualities set Starfield Library apart from other ordinary libraries.
With the know-how and elegance of the InterContinental, a world-leading hotel brand, PARNAS MALL is pioneering as a premium shopping mall that delivers a sense of excitement, uniqueness, and a special experience that goes way beyond the mundane of everyday life. It features premium brands never before introduced in Korea and a distinctive shopping space for those who want to express themselves in a more elegant, sensible way.
COEX Aquarium is one of largest aquariums in Korea. The aquarium houses more than 180 exhibition tanks and 90 breeding tanks, holding a total of 3,000 tons of water. COEX Aquarium showcases the incredible diversity of aquatic life around the globe across a series of 14 themed discovery zones, from the heights of the Andean mountains to the depths of the Amazonian rainforest, in ecosystems ranging from rivers and swamps to the deep sea. The aquarium provides new exhibitions and cultural performances every season, including a unique “sardine performance.”
Located in the center of COEX Mall, Starfield Library is an open public space where anyone can freely come to sit down, take a break, and immerse themselves in books along with other bibliophiles.
A wide selection of books in various genres such as humanities, economics, hobbies, etc. are readily available. Whole sections of the library are dedicated to foreign books and famous authors. iPads can be used to read e-books. Close to 600 magazines, domestic and foreign, are available for browsing. All these qualities set Starfield Library apart from other ordinary libraries.
In addition, a plethora of events take place here such as meeting with authors, book talks, poetry reading, lectures, book concerts, and more.
If you are a K-pop fan, it is impossible not to know SM Entertainment’s culture complex space, SMTOWN at Coex Artium. The venue has become more popular after the opening of the SMTOWN Museum and SMTOWN External Media, an ultra-high resolution sign that was installed in May 2018.
SMTOWN Museum, located on the third floor, is the first venue where the stories related to the birth and growth of SM Entertainment’s artists are displayed. The museum includes various exhibitions, including SM ARCHIVE, SPECIAL EXHIBITION, and ARTIST GALLERY, all of which are related to music albums, stage photos, outfits and accessories, and behind the scenes stories.
In addition, the venue offers unique experiences and excitement, such as the SM content-creating tour, where imaginary meetings with SM artists utilizing augmented reality or virtual reality take place.
Meanwhile, SMTOWN External Media is the biggest display in Korea, with a size of four basketball courts. This is why it is also called the Times Square of Korea. K-pop music videos along with the real-time multi live broadcasting channel, “!tLive,” are aired on the screen.
The biggest hologram theater in Korea is on the fifth and sixth floors, which showcases mostly SM artists’ concert videos. Furthermore, sometimes guests can watch concerts that have not been released on DVD yet. Please check the schedule for further details!
To top it all off, there is a gift shop (2F) with memorabilia that artists actually wore or picked, a café, and a market (4F) where products with SM artists’ images are sold.
Seven Luck Casino is premium casino open to international visitors to Korea. The casino connects to the COEX mall in Gangnam. Seven Luck Casino is equipped with 82 units of table games and 121 units of the latest model machine games including roulette, baccarat, Tai-Sai, Caribbean Stud Poker, and slot machines. The casino is also close to COEX's duty free shops, movie theaters, department stores, and more.
Located just next to COEX is Bongeunsa Temple, one of Seoul's best known Buddhist monasteries. Founded in 794, the temple is an island of traditional Korea in the heart of modern Seoul. One of the most inspiring views in Seoul can be had from just behind the temple's 23-meter-high statue of the Maitreya Buddha, the Buddha and the temple, surrounded by the souring skyscrapers of Gangnam, is one of the defining images of today's Korea. If you'd like to learn more about Korea's 1,700-year-old Buddhist heritage, the monastery hosts a popular Templestay program as well.
Han River is one of the longest rivers in Korea Peninsula that runs through three provinces (Gangwon-do, Chungcheongbuk-do, Gyeonggi-do) and through Seoul. There are 11 Hangang Parks along Han River for Seoul's residents to chill out.
Jamsil Hangang Park is the closest Hangang Park to COEX. Jamsil Hangang Park is a popular spot fully equipped with large recreational facilities such as swimming pool, inline skating rinks, cycling roads, ice rink, soccer field, and volleyball courts. Also a place for children to see and learn about ecology and natural habitats, the park is home to 279 species and 50,000 different kinds of plant life including cockscomb, bean, orange stonecrop, peaches, etc. Also featuring pinwheels, an aquatic plant island, and a walking trail by the river, the park attracts many students during breeding season when fishes swarm up the river.