Best Malls and Department Stores Near Pyeongtaek

Looking for the best malls and department stores near Pyeongtaek? When the weather is too cold, hot, or rainy the best place to find some protected fun could be a local mall or department store. You will want to visit these 5 spots near Pyeongtaek.

About Malls and Department Stores in South Korea

Malls and departments stores in South Korea or both similar and different from western versions of the same things. In South Korea, these locations tend to specifically cater to solving all of life’s little problems in one place. That means there will be locksmiths, grocery stores, things for pets, things for families, places to fix your car, and even classes for life enrichment.

Starfield Anseong Pet Event

Brands Available at Malls and Department Stores

You will find both international brands and Korean-specific brands. However, shopping will lean toward brands popular in Korea or across Asia. It is likely that you will be unfamiliar with such brands. It may take time for you to learn what each new store offers and which stores meet your needs. This can be very overwhelming and uncomfortable at first, especially when you already have brands you love back home. Give yourself plenty of time to explore and don’t give up! It’s part of the adventure.

Sizing in South Korea

Sizing will also be different when shopping in Korea. We recommend researching what size you would be in Korea before going shopping. This will help limit some of the stress once you find a store you are interested in. If you are a woman over a size 12 trouser or size 8 shoe, you may find trouble finding things that fit. However, it’s still worth shopping since Korea has a great deal of unisex or free-size clothes that are quite cute.

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Lots of Family Fun and Support

Malls in Korea are designed to provide support for families. That means you will usually find a lot of activities and family-friendly events in these locations. During non-pandemic times, First Village has a summer water park. Starfield has kids’ play areas that are open year-round. All of the spots listed below have restaurants everyone in the family will enjoy.

Starfield Anseong Special Family Event

Finding Parking at Malls and Department Stores

All of the malls and department stores have large parking garages, however, that doesn’t mean the parking situation doesn’t get crazy. On busy days (sunny weekends, holidays, or special events) mall and department store parking garages can take a while to get in and out of the garage. On SUPER busy days you may even need to wait for a parking spot. These aren’t normal situations, but they can occur.

Parking Fees

Ak Plaza, New Core, and Shinsagae all have paid parking. You can get discounts on parking by buying things or doing things at the mall. This discount is given at the register when you checkout. That means you will need to give the last 4 digits of your license plate number to the cashier. We recommend having a photo of your car license plate and showing that to them. It will make the process easier.

You need to know in advance, that 24-hour parking fees at AK Plaza in Pyeongtaek are around 80,000 won. We DO NOT recommend leaving your car there while traveling or visiting the area. Only park here if you plan to stay a short while and spend some money at the mall.

7 Best Malls and Departments Stores Near Pyeongtaek

Starfield Mall Anseong

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A big mall filled with lots of things like play areas, food courts, grocery shopping, clothes shopping, movie theater, etc.

Hangul Address

경기 안성시 공도읍 서동대로 3930-39

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Pyeongtaek Premium Outlet

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Opened in 2022. Premium brands outlet. CGV has reclining seats.

Hangul Address

경기 평택시 경기대로 945

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AK Plaza Pyeongtaek

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Department store attached to Pyeongtaek Station. Large parking garage convenient to all of downtown Pyeongtaek with fee discounted for purchases.

Hangul Address

경기 평택시 평택로 51

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New Core Outlet Pyeongtaek

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Discount department store with a Kims Club grocery store in the B1 level. Great culture center, not the best movie theater, wonderful coffee shops and food nearby. Note: Navigation links are for the entrance of the basement parking structure. Parking discounts are given if you provide receipts for purchases inside.

Hangul Address

경기 평택시 경기대로 279

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First Village Outlet Mall

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SWIPE LEFT on the banner to watch a video and see if its a MATCH with what you like to do! It sounds weird to have to say say this, but these are not western stores. A lot of visitors are shocked when they go to a mall in Korea and its filled with products marketed to Korean people. We love it though and its worth checking out!

Hangul Address

대한민국 충청남도 아산시 둔포면 신항리 17-3

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Shinsegae Mall Cheonan

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A medium sized fancy mall will pretty much all the same shops as Seoul but way less people. Gorgeous outdoor sculpture park outside.

Hangul Address

충남 천안시 동남구 만남로 43

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Lotte Department Store Dongtan

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High end department store with a movie theater, pet park (small dogs), art galleries, and attached mall. Lots for families, couples, and friends. Attached to Dongtan SRT Station.

Hangul Address

경기 화성시 동탄역로 160

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Should I go to the Mall Today?

Do you really want to be hanging out at a mall that’s a lot like home instead of outside enjoying a new culture? The answer might be, “Heck yes!” and that’s ok. We don’t need to be judgemental of our needs. Embrace what helps you feel safe and at home. You still experience Korean culture at the mall.

Taking time to hang out in familiar environments can be the perfect way to fight culture shock. It can also be a lovely way to avoid poor air quality or weather that you don’t personally enjoy. Check the air quality and weather below. We have embedded live current reports on both.

Current Pyeongtaek Air Quality

Air quality and weather change throughout the day. However, having an idea of what the air quality is right now can help make decisions easier. You can download the Air Matters App for your phone to keep current on changing air quality conditions throughout the day. You can even set up alerts.

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Current Pyeongtaek Weather

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