Summer is here and it is too HOT to stay outdoor. Spending a day in an indoor shopping mall is no doubt the best way to deal with the scorching summer heat! Today, I am going to introduce you guys to a place that you can go to right now to avoid the hot weather- The Hyundai Seoul.
The Hyundai Seoul is the largest department store in South Korea. It is located in Yeouido, 10 minutes walking distance from Yeouinaru Station.
The department store has been growing popularity since its opening on 26 February 2021.
From the 7th basement floor to the 8th floor above ground, there are around 600 stores available at The Hyundai Seoul. From everyday household goods, groceries, furniture, fashion brands to international luxury brands. The Hyundai Seoul satisfied all your shopping desires. Besides, The Hyundai Seoul definitely offers more than a shopping mall does. You can find a lot of nice cafes and restaurants, lounge and even some repair shops and dry-cleaning shop here.
The Hyundai Seoul was designed by the renowned architect Richard Rogers. According to Hyundai, the department store aims to provide customers with a healing and relaxing shopping experience. The 12 meters high indoor waterfall, glass rooftop, green lawns, trees and flowers across different floors are what make The Hyundai Seoul different from the other department stores.
Other than that, the space that I enjoyed the most was the 5th floor, which is the home to the Sounds FOREST. It is an indoor garden that resembles a botanical garden. Various faunas are located here and music like echos of forest are being played. The 20m-high glass roof on the head that allows natural light provides visitors a special experience to enjoy the nature indoors.
The Sound FOREST is also a popular space for having lots of Instagram-worthy spots.
Get your cameras ready because you will be awed by all those picture-perfect locations.
Besides, I am also impressed with the Waterfall Garden located on the first floor. A 12-meter tall man-made waterfall is installed from the third floor to the first floor. It is really impressive to see such an artificial waterfall and fountain in a shopping mall, which definitely helps boost the mood.
My Experience with The Hyundai Seoul
Overall, I would say The Hyundai Seoul is one of the best department store I have ever been to. I spent a day full of fun there and had great satisfaction with the shopping experience provided. It is worth mentioning that the space and passageways in the department store are wide and open that I don’t have any uncomfortable experience with shopping crowds. I would definitely visit there again to discover more trendy restaurants and cafes.
Everyday: from 10.30 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
How to get there?
Walk out from Yeouinaru Station Station (Subway Line 5, Exit 1). The Hyundai Seoul is just 10 minutes walking distance from the station exit.
You can also get there from Yeouido Station (Subway Line 5 and 9, Exit 3). The Hyundai Seoul is 11 minutes walking distance from the station exit.