Gangnam is the third largest district in Seoul and is home to dozens of attractions, subway lines, and festivals, making it a very lively and popular place to visit. Some of the well-known attractions in Gangnam include the COEX Mall, which is one of the largest malls in Asia, SMTown Museum, and the COEX Aquarium.
In August 2019, Gangnam created the COEX All-in-One pass, which is only available to foreigners and is valid for 48-hours. The pass includes free admission to three attractions, five free vouchers, over twenty discounts and benefits, and free limousine bus ticket to Incheon airport, to promote travel and tourism within Seoul.
With the COEX pass, visitors get free admission into:
The COEX Aquarium is one of the largest in South Korea, with more than 40,000 creatures, 90 exhibitions, and 6 themed areas! It’s open from 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. weekly and can fit into anyone’s itinerary.
Megabox COEX Movie Theater
Megabox is a chain of movie theaters in South Korea that was first established in 2000 with the first one opening in the COEX Mall in Gangnam. The pass will get you one free movie ticket and a discount on a popcorn and snack combo of 2,000 KRW (roughly $2.00 USD). Most movies do not come with subtitles so keep that in mind when deciding to see a movie or not!
SMTOWN Museum features exhibits of SM Entertainment artists with an art gallery vibe combined with technology-based fun, such as AR (augmented reality) Photo, which allows you to take pictures and videos with your favourite idols; MCN studio, where you can watch live broadcasts; and even a recording studio! It’s open from 11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Fun for any K-pop (or music) lover!
Lotte Duty Free COEX Grand Promotion
Lotte Duty Free is one of Asia’s leading duty-free stores, which allows travelers to save money with tax exemptions on certain products. With the COEX pass, travelers can get 20,000 KRW (roughly $17.00 USD) of LDF pay for purchases over $50.00 and up. The store is open year-round from 9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
SEVEN LUCK CASINO
Seven Luck Casino has about 80 table games, over 100 machine games, and 30 electronic tables, spread out on 3 floors. The COEX pass provides coupons worth up to 60,000 KRW (roughly $51.00 USD) and a souvenir. You must be of legal playing age and present your passport as well to get the discounts. The casino is located on the Convention Annex Floor, 58 Teheranno-87, Samseong-dong, and is open 24 hours all year-round.
TopCloud52 is a penthouse restaurant that serves European food, is located on the 52nd floor of Trade Tower, and has a beautiful view of Gangnam and the Han River. The pass allows each guest to have one free welcome alcoholic drink with their meal. They are open from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. every day.
Hyundai Department Store Duty Free
The COEX pass allows visitors to get a free silver membership by signing up at the front desk on the eighth floor and discount coupons for 25% off selected items! Hyundai Department store is located at 517, Teheran-ro (which is connected to Exit 5 of Samseong Station) on floors 8-10 and is open from 9:00 a.m. -10:00 p.m. year-round.
Discounts and Benefits
Here is a small list of a few places with discounts and benefits for pass holders:
- SMTOWN Cafe
- [F&B] Devils Door Special Coupon
- [Online] Kmall24 Discount Coupon
- Hummer’s Kitchen
How to Purchase
Purchasing the pass is very simple! All you need to do is buy it off of one of the twenty websites that are affiliated with this promotion! This includes, Tripadvisor, Seoulpass, Expedia, and Kmall24.
The COEX All-in-one pass costs only $39.00 USD for 48-hours full of fun! It is also recommended to use during your last couple days in Seoul that way you can use the free bus service to the airport, which is one less thing to worry about when getting ready to head home!
For more enough your can click here and visit COEX’s website to help you plan your next trip to Gangnam!
Written by Ashton Carson