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It Isn't Because of the Bathrooms...

Lotte World Mall Night View

Beautiful View of Lotte World Mall, Lotte World Tower


Lotte World Mall (Hangul: 롯데월드몰) is a shopping mega-uber mall found in Songpa District, Seoul, South Korea.  Lotte World Mall had its grand opening in October 2014, two years before Lotte World Tower was completed in October 2016.  Lotte World Mall is located next to Lotte World Tower.
Address: Lotte World Mall, 929, Sincheon-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, Korea 138-240.


Lotte World Mall Lotte Hi Mart

Lotte Hi Mart Is A Haven For Tech Gadget Collectors. I Could Spent a Few Hours Browsing This Area.


Lotte World Mall is a collection of the department store, duty-free shop, Lotte Aquarium, Himart (electronic goods store), concert hall, and cinema.  This low-rise building surrounds parts of Lotte World Tower.

It is your typical super mega mall.  You can buy just about anything within the mall without having to leave the building.  Theoretically, you can live, work, play, and eat within that small Seoul city block and never see any other parts of Korea.

Lotte World Mall

Lotte World Mall

Toy Box Store

Lotte World Mall Toy Box

Upon entering the Mall I was awe-struck.  It was a quest trying to find a bathroom, but that’s to be expected when you are in a super mega mall.  I got my step walking during my walk through Lotte World Mall.  Finding a bathroom is easier and less urgent when you don’t have to go to the bathroom.

Lotte Cinema

Lotte Cinema Charlotte Private Theater

Lotte Aquarium

Lotte Aquarium Beluga Whale Zone

Nearby Lotte World Mall is a man-made lake and the Lotte World Outdoor Amusement park.  The park is located in the middle of that lake.  A bridge and passageway takes you to and from the park.

Getting to Lotte World Mall by train is easy.  The mall, train station, Lotte World Tower, Lotte Hotel are all interconnected.  Get off Jamsil train station and follow the directions that are located just about everywhere.  The instructions are written in Korean, English, sometimes Chinese or Japanese.

Lotte World Mall Duty Free Shop

Lotte World Mall Duty Free Shop

Concert Hall at Lotte World Mall

Lotte World Mall Concert Hall

This was my first visit to Lotte World Mall, but after being there, I had a feeling that I could spend the entire day there and wouldn’t need to go anywhere else to shop, eat, and play.

Generally, I have nothing to complain about except it is a bit annoying having to walk everywhere to get somewhere.  I guess that is just a part of what to expect when you visit Super Mega Mall and not having super speed power.  Now all they need is to place mini taxis inside the mall, Go Kart mini taxis.

8 Top Reasons To Visit Lotte World Mall

Location of Avenuel in Lotte World Mall


1. Avenuel


Shops are open 10:30 to 20:00 (Closes 20:30 on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays)
Restaurants are open 10:30 to 22:00 (Make appointments before 21:00 for anything past 21:00)


Avenuel is located on B1F – 6F.  Containing the most extensive and trendiest contemporary fashions, Avenuel is a shopping mecca for shoppers with money looking for luxury brands.  Did you know that 20 brands made their debut at Lotte World Mall?  They must have taken lessons from SMTown Entertainment because the luxury shopping complex has also enticed over 970 brands to sell their products at the mall. 


B1F is Cosmetics and Shoes – Chanel, Jo Malone, Bobbi Brown, Helena&Kristie, and more.
1F is Luxury Boutique – Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Dior, Burberry, Colombo, Fendi, and more.
2F is Luxury Watch/Jewelry & Luxury Fashion – Vacheron Constantin, Jaeger-LeCoultre, IWC, Versace, and more.
3F is Luxury Fashion – Kenzo, Maxmara, Moschino, Armani Collezioni, Sonia Rykiel, and more.
4F is Men’s – Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Calvin Klein, Armani Collezioni, Polo Ralph Lauren, and more.
5F is Contemporary – System, Isabel Marant, Vanessa Bruno, Maje, Beaker, Club Monaco, and more.
6F is Premium Food & Living – Peck, TWG Tea, Crystal Jade Jiang Nan, Novel Café, Ace Avenue, and more.

Lotte Duty Free Shop Location


2. Lotte Duty Free Shop


Open year round 09:00 to 20:30


LOTTE DUTY-FREE Shop currently holds the claim as the largest duty-free store in Korea, the 2nd largest in Asia, and 3rd largest in the world.

8F is Luxury Boutique/Eyewear/Liquour, Tobacco/Korean Goods
9F is Cosmetics/Luxury Watches/Fashion Accessories/Electronics

Lotte World Shopping Mall


3. Lotte World Shopping Mall


Open 10:30 to 22:00

If you are looking for a food court that offers eats from all over the world, then the International Market Street is the place for you.  You will find Korea, Chinese, Vietnamese, Turkish, Japanese, Western foods here.

There are 6 Food Streets divided into a theme.  There is the Cafe street, 29 Street, Hong Ground, Seoul Seoul 3080, Avenuel, and All For You

B1F is Young Peoples Fashion/Food Court
1F is Global Fashion / Fashion Accessories / Café Street / CONNECT TO (Toyota Motors Korea)
2F is Global Fashion / Women’s Wear / Fashion Accessories
3F is Sports and Leisure / Men’s Wear / Hong Ground Food Court
4F is Kids / Life Style / Book Store / Seafood and Lobster Buffet
5 – 6F is Seoul Seoul 3080 – contains restaurants, snacks, fast foods, café.
5 – 6F 29 Street has World Restaurant, Fashion, Beauty and Aesthetic Spa


Lotte Hi Mart in Lotte World Mall

4. Lotte Hi Mart


Open 10:30 to 22:00 year round except when the lotte world shopping mall is closed.


Hi-Mart is a place where tech gadgeteers can stare at the latest technology.  It is where tech-savvy people can scratch their heads at all the tech on display.

3F – a shopping mall of high-tech gadgets, electronics, home appliances and other digital products.


Lotte Mart in Lotte World Mall

5. Lotte Mart – Top 4 Reasons To Go There


Open 10:00 to 23:00, closed twice each month; 2nd and 4th Sundays


B2F to B1F – a shopping mall of fresh foods, children’s store called Toy Box, organic foods, Cosmetics.  The store sells high quality fresh groceries everyday.  A food court with a wide selection of foods. The Mart is divided into zones:
Toy Box – toys for children. Poror, Sylvanian, Disney, Gymboree, Bandai, etc
Foreigner Zone – Organic healthy foods, and Korean foods that you can give as gifts.
Healthy Food Zone – healthy foods. Brands like Cheongkwanjang sell green tea, red ginseng, vitamins, etc.
Cosmetic Zone sells brands like the Nature Republic, The Face Shop, Missha, Beyond, Skin Food, Etude, Tony Moly etc.

Lotte Cinema in Lotte World Mall

6. Lotte Cinema – Top 5 Reasons To Go There


Hours of operation will depend on movie showings.  But open year round.


The Lotte Cinema is the largest theater in Asia, and that would make it the largest movie cinema in South Korea.  It has placed new visual and audio experiences for movie goers.  There are five types of movie theaters found here:


Super Plex G – It has one of the widest movie screen in Korea (34m x 13.8m), a 4K Quad Projecting System, and Dolby Atmos Array Sound System.
Super Sound – standard movie screen and a Dolby Atmos Array Sound System.
Super 4D – the largest 4D experience theater in Korea.  It uses special effects like water, wind, lightning, and fog to create a realistic movie experience.
CineFamily – A theater to enjoy movies with your friends and family. The seats are very comfortable and spacious.  You will be paying a premium price for a movie ticket here.
Charlotte, Charlotte Private – a premium rental theater for only several people at a time.  It has an exclusive lounge, ticket box, etc. The price is very premium.

Lotte Aquarium in Lotte World Mall

7. Lotte Aquarium – Top 5 Reasons To Go There


Open Monday to Thursday from 10:00 to 20:00 (no admission after 19:00)
Open Friday to Sunday from 10:00 to 22:00 (no admission after 21:00)


B2F – B1F – The Lotte World Aquarium contains 13 themes filled with all kinds of marine life from the world's Five Oceans.  It offers one of the the best viewings and close-ups with the aquatic species.


River Ecology – Has Korea’s longest indoor underwater tunnel. You will see many different kinds of fish here, from the freshwater fish found in Korea to the fishes that swim in the Amazon.
Sea Lion – An underwater escalator tunnel allows you to see sea lions and seals as you go up to the next floor.
Beluga Whale – meet the beluga whale and feel the love for these creatures.
Jellyfish club – there is a jellyfish research lab for children and adults to learn about jellyfish.  These science education programs will turn the children into marine experts.  Too bad they will forget about it as soon as they see the Sharks.
Shark Canyon – the shark water tank is 25m and the underwater tunnel is 85m.  You will see divers inside the water tank throughout the day.  The tank contains the ocean’s marine creatures and sharks.  No Great White sharks allowed here.

Vineyard Concert Hall in Lotte World Mall

8. Concert Hall – Top 4 Reasons To Go There


Hours of operation depends on performance schedule.


8 – 10F The Vineyard concert hall has performers and musicians that perform throughout the year.  The concert hall has the latest technology installed that optimizes the listener's experience.


The performance stage is in the middle of the concert hall.  The seats surround the stage so when the sounds are played, it goes from the center of the concert hall outwards.  You will get the best sound acoustics effects.
The Sound System is considered one of the best acoustic experiences to listen to.  Yashuhisa Toyota from Nagata Acoustics was involved with the design of the Sound system.
The Box in Box construction was used in order to control the noise from the floor, walls and ceiling.  This creates one of the most memorable sound acoustic experiences during a performance.
There is a pipe organ with a massive 4,958 pipe, 68 stop pipe organ built in it.  I don’t know what that means, but it sounds like it has a lot of pipes.

Avenuel Luxury Shopping in Lotte World Mall

My Wallet Isn't That Big.

Lotte World Mall is the hub for the best in food, entertainment, shopping, and fashion.  After spending the day at Lotte World Mall, I went from being a lost buffoon to a totally awesome mall walker. Now I am able to find two locations inside Lotte World Mall, the Lotte Cinema and a bathroom.

Cute Moment of Asian Girl and Her Puppy

A Photo Moment With A Her Puppy


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Coex Mall – Popular Tourist Destination to Go Shopping in Seoul When You Visit Korea https://www.theseoulofkorea.com/coex-mall-popular-tourist-destination-to-go-shopping-in-seoul-when-you-visit-korea/ https://www.theseoulofkorea.com/coex-mall-popular-tourist-destination-to-go-shopping-in-seoul-when-you-visit-korea/#respond Fri, 28 Dec 2018 23:49:28 +0000 https://www.theseoulofkorea.com/?p=1645

Shopping, Eating, Entertainment In One Place.  You Won't Know Its Winter During December.

Starfield COEX Mall Entrance to Starfield COEX Library

Yes! The Entrance to Starfield COEX Mall. Time to Get Out of Cold.


COEX Mall is considered the largest underground shopping mall in Seoul, South Korea. The super-gigantic-enormous mall is located in Gangnam central, at the intersection of Teheranno and Yeongdong Dae-ro, with the Seoul Metro Line Number 2 stopping at Samseong Station which connects to COEX Mall. Samseong Station is only 3 stops away from Jamsil Station, Jamsil Station connects directly to Lotte World.

The COEX Center hosts over 200 exhibitions and over several thousand international events each year. My favorite is the Seoul Auto Salon. The COEX houses the COEX Mall and everything of the COEX MICE. This includes the hotels, tourist attractions, shopping mall, entertainment areas, etc.

The mall is also known as Starfield COEX Mall and contains just about everything a tourist would need. You never need to leave the mall, there is so much to see and do. It is a one-stop mall that will cater to everyone's tastes.

COEX Mall Mega Box Official Marvel Store

Official Marvel Store Enter 6. Has Nice Marvel Merchandise. Bring Extra Cash.

The mall contains the COEX Aquarium, South Korea’s largest Aquarium containing over 40,000 creatures from some 650 species. Also located inside the COEX Mall is convention centers, exhibition halls, stores, restaurants, playground, boutiques, a movie theater, video game center, serving as a complete food, entertainment and cultural area for tourists and locals alike. Inside the COEX Mega Box theater is the Official Marvel Store, with a life size figure of Iron Man greeting you at the entrance!

It is rumored that Korean celebrities often shop at the COEX Mall. You will know it when you see a crowd of young fans following them with their telephoto DSLR cameras. 

If you are lucky, you will meet a famous Korean celebrity or celebrities holding autograph sessions. TV broadcasts are also filmed at the COEX Mall, making the place where shopping and eating is just the beginning.

It has an area of over 154,000 square meters, 144,000 square meters of it is on one single underground floor located beneath Samsung-dong Trade Centre. This makes it one of the world’s largest underground shopping mall. The gigantic-enormous shopping mall goes from Samseong station to north, reaching Bongeunsa Temple, all underground.

COEX Mall Vietnamese Cuisine Restaurant

Koreans Waiting To Eat Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine.  Restaurants Are Packed.

I found it challenging to choose where to eat due to the sheer numbers of restaurant choices there was. Yes, there are that many restaurants located inside the COEX Mall. No joke.

I saw Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Turkish, Western-style restaurants as well as fast food, Pizza Hut, Cold Stone Creamery, cafes and more. You can dine and enjoy traditional Korean cuisine to fast foods. The Hyundai Department Store’s food courts located in the basement also connects to the COEX Mall.

Locating a digital navigation guide map showing you where you are inside the mall is something you will need to use. Otherwise, you won’t be able to find places like the movie theater, COEX Mall and COEX Aquarium. Handily, these navigation aids are placed strategically throughout the mall.

Walking about the COEX Mall has an upscale feel.  Perhaps its because the Seoul Parnas hotel and InterContinental Seoul COEX hotel is located very close by. The IHG Seoul COEX hotel connects directly to the COEX Mall from its lobby area. Seoul Parnas hotel also links to it from underground as well as from street level, going to the mall's front main entrance and side entrances.

COEX Mall Underground Stores

This Part of the Mall Felt Peaceful.  Did I Mention I Am Still Underground?  

If entertainment is what you are looking for, then head over to the events area, where concerts, performances, and celebrity visits are staged. Check out the bookstore, Mega Box movie theater, COEX aquarium, duty-free shops and a casino named “Seven Luck Casino”, for those that have an itch for gambling.

When I was at the Casino, I saw many Thai, Indonesians, and Chinese gambling at the place.  The casino connects underground directly to the mall by elevator and stairs. If reading is your thing, then visit the Starfield Library located inside Starfield COEX Mall and enjoy a quiet time reading your favorite book or magazine.

For those seeking traditional Korean crafts, the Haneol Craft store is located in the COEX Mall.  The store carries traditional Korean handmade crafts.

Starfield COEX Mall Library Store.

Starfield COEX Mall Library Store. I Would Want My Personal Library to Have This Look. How Do They Get Books That Are On the Middle Shelves?

Realistically, you can do all your shopping, eating, and entertainment without leaving the COEX Mall. That really is great during the cold winter months of South Korea.

For those that are KPop fanatics, located right next door to the Starfield COEX Mall is the recently opened COEX Artium SMTown Museum.  It showcases SM Entertainment’s Korean Hallyu Wave KPop culture success.

The COEX complex has become a vital business pillar in Seoul for businesses, government, tourists, and locals.  The place attracts thousands upon thousands of visitors each day, bringing in a steady stream of business.

The COEX Mall is definitely one of Gangnam’s top shopping mecca destinations, a must visit for those in Seoul Korea.  Be sure to visit the COEX Mall when you come to South Korea!  Perhaps, I will see you, and we can greet each other.

Directions: Samseong Station (Take Seoul Subway Line 2) Exit 5 or 6. Samseong Station has an exit that takes you straight to COEX Mall. If you get off at Bongeunsa Station (Seoul Subway Line 9)leave Exit 6, Cross the road and walk left (south) for 120 m to get to COEX Mall.

Address: Center of Central Plaza, Starfield COEX Mall, B1-1F, 513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul.

Asian Girl and Her Cute Puppy.

Asian Girl and Her Cute Puppy Looking At Each Other.

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