B1, Gyeongdo Bldg, 21-7, Myeongdong 8-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
Harmony Mart is a discount mart that sells various food products and everyday items. The Myeong-dong Branch in Seoul stands out among the branches of the mart throughout the country in terms of sales and service items due to its geographical characteristics. Mainly Asian tourists from China, Japan, etc. do their shopping in the store for tax exemption later. Famous items are REAL BROWNIE, CHAM BUNGEOBBANG, BUTTER WAFFLE, and other snacks. A lot of tourists visit the “Global Tax Free” around Myeongdong Station since it provides a tax refund service for foreigners. For the convenience of tourists, the store staffs, who are native speakers, communicate with foreign tourists and the store also provides EMS (Express Mail Service).
Yeonhui-Ro 212, Seodaemun-Gu, Seoul
Hwachang Co. Ltd. is a duty and tax free shop that sells products to Koreans and foreign visitors. It attracts many groups of tourists from China, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia as well as individual tourists. Its employees can speak various languages including English, Chinese, Malaysian, Filipino, Indonesian, Thai, and Vietnamese. As customers are highly satisfied with the company’s products, it receives many re-purchase request and inquiries by phone from overseas.
Its main sales products are ginseng and processed ginseng health products. It sells a wide variety of ginseng products including extract, powder, red ginseng, taekuksam (steamed dried ginseng), capsules, jeongwa (ginseng preserved in honey) produced and supplied by reliable companies such as Nonghyup Hansamin and Korea Ginseng Production among others. Visitors to the shop can sample the products and try out red ginseng cosmetic products.
8, Myeongdong 10-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
Located in Myeong-dong Street, Jung-gu, Seoul, the Frisbee Myeong-dong Branch is an Apple store with three floors aboveground, comprising the shop on the first floor, the Apple product education center on the second floor, and the customer service center on the third floor. The shop sells all Apple products, including CPUs, iPads and iPhones, and provides product demonstrations and a product consultation service. Most of the employees can speak at least one foreign language. The shop also sells diverse accessories for electronic equipment and appliances, including speakers, cases, keyboards, mouse, etc. and stocks many famous brands including Belkin, Logitech and Sony. The education center on the second floor teaches customers how to utilize Apple’s products more efficiently. The Myeong-dong Branch of Frisbee Korea is open all year round. Opening hours are 11am to 9pm on weekdays, and 9am to 8:30pm on Sundays. However, it only opens from 1pm to 8pm during the Seollal (Korean New Year’s Day) and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) holidays.
2 floor, 6, Daecheong-ro 155beon-gil, Jung-gu, Busan
Dawon Hoganbo Co. is headquartered in Seoul and operates branch offices in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Macau, and other Asian countries. The company’s main product, HD-1 tab.Gold, is a health supplement made from Hovenia dulcis extract, which is known to be effective in protecting the liver and improving its functions.
The Busan Branch Office, which has a total shop area of 499.83m2, was established in March 2017. Its central hall displays various HD-1 Tab.Gold products. The office also has a sales room for group customers, and its employees provide foreign language services in English, Cantonese, Taiwanese, Chinese, and Malaysian among other languages. The parking lot is situated on the first floor. Large buses can park in front of the building. The management office controls parking separately.
29, Hancheon-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
Jeju Charm & Charm is a duty-free store specializing in cosmetic products. Most of the customers are individual and group tourists from Southeast Asia. It mostly sells products made by UGB, a cosmetic brand known for using red ginseng in cosmetic products. Besides this brand, it carries most of the popular Korean cosmetic brands. UGB is a high-quality medicinal herb cosmetic product made of ginseng, red ginseng, and mountain ginseng. Jeju Charm & Charm’s lineup of products at the store includes collagen masks, ampoules, creams, and other types of cosmetic products. Popular Korean cosmetic brands such as Koreana, Missha, Laneige, and The Face Shop can also be found at the store. The store occupies the entire 1st floor, which is spacious and pleasant. All the sales staff can speak Chinese.
40, Dori-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
Dawon Korea is a chain of duty-free stores for foreign visitors only. This store is in a two-story building with eight showrooms, with exclusive distributors in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Macao. Dawon Korea was the first in Korea to introduce patented health supplements made of Oriental raisin tree products that help improve the liver function. As a leading developer of Oriental raisin tree products with a number of patents, Dawon Korea continues to develop better products and provide better services through customer satisfaction training program and after-sales policy. It offers a lineup of products for individual tourists as well as group tourists considering the rising the number of individual tourists.
83, Bangullae-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Korea Dawon Hoganbo is a store specializing in Korea Hoganbo and Korea Tonghyeolbo, which are health supplements made by Dr. Na Cheon-su, a leading researcher on Oriental raisin tree. The products are better known in China than Korea because they were developed with China as the target market. It's a chain of stores in Seoul, Jeju, and Busan as well as China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Macau, with an exclusive distributor in Hong Kong. Many group tourists visit the store to buy the products, and some of them include American and Canadian tourists. The stores have received the “USD5 Million Export Tower Award” for having the best-selling Oriental raisin tree products in Korea. Salespeople at the stores are mostly locals to serve the customers better. The stores also have facilities for the physically challenged.
235, Moraenae-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
W-Seoul is a large tax-free shop located in downtown Seoul, selling cosmetics, daily supplies, kitchenware, and home appliances. Most of the customers are group tourists from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, and East Asian countries. Food items such as Korean cookies, dried seaweed, ginseng, and other local specialties are the most popular items at the store. Customers get tax refund on the spot for purchases ranging from KRW 30,000 to 300,000. Tax for purchases exceeding KRW 300,000 will be refunded at the airport, with the store providing the customer with the necessary paperwork for tax refund.
18, Sinhyojungang-ro 62beon-gil, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
Seogwipo Maeil Olle Market is the largest market in Seogwipo. It is a traditional market that was formed in the early 1960s and is a mainstay in the Seogwipo economy. Starting from 2001, the market expanded its shopping center and now stretches over 620m. The interior of the market is designed in such a way that visitors can easily navigate shops and vendors. For customers' ease, the market offers free delivery service as well as cultulral experience at outdoor stage installed in the venue.
513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Coex Mall was re-opened on November 27, 2014 after the completion of a large-scale renovation. World-renowned architectural firm Gensler worked to create a vision for change largely centered around a concept called "The Unfolding Sky." With five uniquely-themed squares, the new Coex Mall was designed to receive optimal amounts of natural light and optimize the flow of foot traffic. Coex mall is a shopping mecca for global brands in fashion, accessories, beauty, lifestyle, and others. It also has a large movie theater complex and a wide variety of fine dining establishments.
13-1, Jukdosijang 13-gil, Buk-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Pohang Jukdo Market first started as a small gathering of local vendors who sold their wares at the large fields of reeds in Pohang Inner Harbor. Now, over five decades later, the market has become one of the largest traditional markets in the Gyeongsangbuk-do area (on the east coast).
Along with the Pohang Jukdo Market, visitors will also find the Jukdo Fish Market, only 500m away from Ogeori (the heart of Pohang). The largest open-run market in the east, the seafood wholesale market is made up of 200 raw fish stores, offering the area’s best catches. Nearby restaurants sell quality sashimi dishes at incredibly low prices and in the wintertime visitors can get a taste of Gwamegi, a local specialty of the Pohang area.
264, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
Lotte Fitin is a fashion mall easily accesible by public transportation as it is directly connected to the Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station. It is the first site in Dongdaemun-gu commercial district to have the digital electronics store Hi Mart. The mall has implemented fixed prices to offer goods at reasonable prices. A variety of events and attractions take place to provide a more enjoyable shopping experience.
The outside facade of Lotte Fitin is lit up and changes, displaying varying media, a first of its kind in Korea. Also, the food court was designed by world-renowed designer Karim Rashid, and the interior designs are pleasant and elegant and vary by floor.