more of a cosmopolitan city within a humongus block in a wide spread-out area of SamSungDong, but you won’t get lost for there are kind information desks amid :
- TWO Intercontinental Hotels on each end
- City AirPort Terminal
- HyunDai Department Store COEX Branch
- THREE business towers
- OakWood Apartments
- COEX Exhibition Center (old & New Wing)
- underground shopping mall with BookStore & Aquarium
the most well laid complex here, CAT does advance-booking on your flights and has limousine buses to haul you to Incheon Airport (NOT Kimpo) along the scenery of riverside highway . Bandis & Lunis BookStore has an extensive selection of English as well as Japanese books . and the foodcourt circling in the middle of the underground mall is a joy .
always events going on at the gigantic halls on ground level~4F but exhibitions have a different meaning here, open to passers-by but WITH an entrance fee . if you are attending conference here, no need to book the deluxe hotels within the complex, for several budget “residences” and local inns within walking distance 😉 another secondary exhibition center is 1 large block South at “HakYoWool” Subway Station (NO linked passage though).
connected underground via Subway Line 2 SamSungDong Station Exits 5 & 6
most stores open 10am~10pm
MegaBox Movie Theatre 8am~1am Fri/Sat/Sun ~2am
Bandi & Luni’s BookStore with a large English AND Japanese section,
2nd only to Kyobo BookStores with more branches 10am~10:30pm
underground Aquarium whose major attraction is sharks .
usually packed with visiting kindergarten AND elementary school children,
also has a mucho romantic restaurant with seats aside aquarium glass-panes 10am~8pm
– January 2009