This knockoff version of Disneyland is the world’s largest indoor theme park. Complete with a castle, roller coasters, parades, a lineup of sugary snacks and stores selling entire collections of ear headgear, it’s worth a visit simply to see the peculiar Korean teenager phenomenon of “couple wear”—where young couples dress in head-to-toe matching outfits.
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Lotte World Shopping Mall: Beats a Typhoon
I discovered Lotte World Shopping Mall out of necessity. It was the closest structure to duck into when the rains of a tropical typhoon began to pelt fat drops over Seoul. Although it’s linked to the Lotte World amusement park, the Lotte World mall offers plenty of diversions to stand on its own.
My two favorites? A candy-colored shoe and accessories store called Mag/Mag Station where socks can be purchased out of a vending machine, and a mini indoor replica of Rome’s Trevi Fountain. It’s yet to be determined whether tossing in a coin will ensure a return to Seoul.