Day 02: Gangnam Night Strolling

Gangnam District is the 4th most populated district in Seoul. This district has been known to the world because of Psy’s hit song Gangnam Style. Oppa Gangnam Style! Oooohh. Sexy Lady.. Ohhh Ahhh! Hahaha. Don’t tell me you haven’t heard the song? ūüėČ

Since we only got super limited time that we just went there for a couple of minutes. From our night market at Myeongdong, we headed to Gangnam for just a couple of¬†selfie. We tried, though, the CoEx Aquarium but we were just too late that the aquarium is already close. ūüė•

How to get there:

Gangnam is served by  Seoul Subway Lines 2, 3, 7 and 9, Bundang Line and Shinbundang Line. So where you are, you can ride any of these lines and alight at Gingham Station. Its is very important to download the Korea Subway App especially if you plan to ride subways all throughout your trip.

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Attractions:

COEX Mall

COEX Mall is¬†Korea’s¬†largest¬†underground shopping mall. This mall houses hundreds of shops, movie theaters,¬† COEX aquarium and a Kimchi Field Museum. The mall operates from 10:30am to 10:00, but this varies by store.

How to get there:  From Samseong Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 5 or 6. COEX is just directly connected to the station.

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Somewhere inside the CoEx Mall

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COEX Aquarium

Housed within CoEx Mall is one of South Korea’a largest aquariums, CoEx Aquarium. This exhibits¬†over 40,000 creatures from over 650 species. Birds, otters and other local animals are also exhibited here. It also features exhibition tanks grouped in fourteen “discovery zones”,¬†including six themed areas:

  • The Inca Empire
  • Amazonian World
  • Seven Seas
  • Ocean Kingdom
  • Marine Touch
  • Undersea Tunnel

Operating Hours 10:00 – 20:00

Admission / Participation Fees
Adults KRW22,000; Students KRW 19,000; Children KRW 16,000; Senior Citizens and Disabled KRW 16,500.

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Sadly, we are too late that we have not experience CoEx Aquarium. ūüė¶

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