Shopping 81 Namdaemun-ro, Sogong-dong, Myeongdong Seoul , Myeongdong Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Lotte Department Store Myeongdong is special ?
Lotte Department Store Myeongdong was opened in 1976, it's the main branch of Lotte Department Store. Situated in Myeongdong nearby Euljiro Ipgu station (Line 2 Subway), it's connected with Young Plaza and Lotte Hotel, attracting hundreds of travelers and visitors from all over the world.
The Department Store is composed of 14 stories including the Lotte Duty Free Shop and the premium AVENUEL store which offers luxury brand goods.
It basically has everything and offers a variety of discount and sales options to allure shopping customers.
Korean Department Stores usually have a food court on the basement floor and restaurants on the top floors.
What to explore at Lotte Department Store Myeongdong?
Going to Lotte Department Store Myeongdong, you will find many kinds of terms what you like. Half of the B1 level is an amazing food store, with Korean groceries, international delicacies, prepared food to take home or to eat on premise. But the floor itself is not optimally laid out, there are too many people and the ceilings are extremely low.
Once you experience B1, try to get to the Duty Free floors (9th-11th), which is likely the main reason to visit Lotte. First of all, you to find an elevator, let alone one you will be able to fit into. Once you get to the floors you will be completely overwhelmed by tourists. Times Square at Christmas is a cakewalk compared to this.
How to get to Lotte Department Store Myeongdong?
Subway: Line 2 Euljiro 1(il)-ga Stn. Exit 7 or 8
Bus: Take bus no.143, 151, 152, 202, 261, 262, 405, 500, 501 9301
- Great place to spend time
- Everything under one roof
- Food and Shopping Paradise in Myeongdong Seoul
- All-In-One Departmental Store
- Fancy, expensive, but worth a gander
81 Namdaemun-ro, Sogong-dong, Myeongdong Seoul , Myeongdong
Tips for you
I'm American, and I frequent places like 5th Ave in NYC, Michigan Ave in Chicago, and Rodeo Drive - luxury, right? No. Lotte mall is ridiculous. How you have all the luxury brands all on top of each other in one building is insane. Who buys all this stuff? Apparently, lots of people do, bc the place is packed with buyers, not just shoppers! If you are a foreigner, go upstairs to the duty free floors, where the best deals are. The supermarket downstairs is cool to check out, and it's also the best place to get something to eat, like at the noodle bars. Don't eat on the higher floors - it's overpriced and underwhelming. There are also 2 related malls next door with more designer goods, and the other one caters to the younger set. If you're American, realize that English isn't a standard out there, so you'll have some difficulty.