Are you ready to meet some great 프렌즈 (friends)?
Well, then you should head out to Coex mall before February 28th to visit the Kakao Friends store while it’s still around!
If you aren’t familiar with KakaoTalk, it’s currently the most popular chatting application for smartphones in Korea. For those living outside of Korea, it’s a great way to connect with Koreans and keep in touch with friends who are here.
At the Kakao Friends store, you can take pictures with the KakaoTalk celebrity emoticons that everyone loves so much.
Jay-G performing for his fans.
Muzi and Con are like two peas in a pod. Rarely are they apart.
Tube has a short fuse. Say the wrong thing, and he flips out.
Neo and Frodo fight all the time like cats and dogs. Although they have strong personalities and tease each other a lot, they usually make up.
Apeach is buddies with Muzi and Con, and easily gets annoyed.
Kakao Friends Store Tour
Jay-G greets you as you walk into the store.
Kakao Friends souvenirs such as calendars, pillows, and miniature figures.
Plenty of things for any Kakao Friends enthusiast!
Expect to pay a premium for the items in the Kakao Friends store.
There have also been sightings of the Kakao Friends characters walking around the mall. Depending on what day you go, you might run into the Kakao Friends. The great part is that they all emulate the characters personality. If you ask Tube to take a picture together, he will throw a fit!
If you’re looking to experience the KakaoTalk friends, head over to the Coex Shopping Mall.
Can’t read Korean? Problem solved! You can get a free guide to learn the Korean alphabet in about 60 minutes here.
You can learn Korean on your way to meet the 카카오프렌즈 (Kakao Friends)!
10am – 10pm
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If you’re coming from Samseong Subway Station, first enter the mall through the main gate on the first floor
Walk straight through the mall until you see Giordano ahead of you.
Before you get to Giordano, make a sharp right. You’ll see escalators going down towards the right.
Go down the escalators, and Kakao Friends will be on your right
Coex mall was under construction for a long time. Things have changed around, so make sure you ask around if you can’t find the place right away.
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