If you want to start with the largest underground shopping space in Asia, the place to go is COEX Mall. This leviathan houses about 260 stores, as well as exhibition halls, a convention centre, hotel, cimemas and countless restaurants. There's even an aquarium too. There's a blend of upmarket and trendy shopfronts throughout this modern complex.
For an experience with a more traditional flavour, Ssamzie-gil is a shopping complex on Insa-dong (a Korean street lined with antique shops and galleries). Ssamzie-gil mixes modern convenience with arts, handicrafts, books, fashion and beautiful murals. Dapsimni Antique Shopping Mall is the place to be for anything you could want from another era, across Korean and sometimes Western antiques.
Near Insa-dong is Nagwon Instrument Arcade – a large collection of music stores; if you're a technology nut, Techno Mart is Korea's largest electronic store; and the country's first tradition fashion store is Mario Outlet in Guemcheon Fashion Town in Gasan-dong.
Seoul Airport (ICN)
Flights from Australia to Seoul will disembark at Incheon International Airport.
Incheon International Airport (ICN) is Seoul's primary airport and one of the busiest airports in the world. Spanning six floors, the airport also operates domestic flights and is the main hub for Asiana Airlines and Korean Air.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Incheon International Airport. Book your Seoul Airport accommodation.
Getting to Seoul
There are many airlines that offer flights to Seoul from Australia. Direct flights from Sydney take 10 hours and 30 minutes. Flights from Melbourne and Brisbane via Sydney take 13 hours and 30 minutes. Flights from Perth via Kuala Lumpur or Singapore take between 13 and 14 hours depending on the stopover.
Airlines that fly to Seoul
Some other airlines fly with one or two stopovers, including:
For more information on Seoul holidays check out our Seoul travel guide.
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