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Bookworm at Kyobo

If you are a book lover, it’s gonna be nice if you can spare some time to go to Kyobo bookstore. It’s the largest and the most famous bookstore in South Korea. Compare to Gramedia in Indonesia, this one is much more better. Besides many books from Korean author, the bookstore really knows how to satisfy foreign visitors.

Kyobo bookstore or officially named as the Kyobo Book Centre or Kyobo Mungo (교보문고) has sixteen stores in seven cities. The main store or Gwanghwamun branch is located at Jongno district, Jongno 1 Street, Number 1 (광화문점, 종로구 종로 1가 1번지), right under the Kyobo Building or Kyobo Saengmyong (교보생명), Seoul. The second largest branch is located in Gangnam district, housed in the basement of Kyobo Gangnam Tower (교보타워).

To get to the main store, it’s easier to take subway:

At Jonggak Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit #1, walk towards Gwanghwamun for about 10 minutes or Gwanghwamun Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit #3 is directly connected to Kyobo Bookstore.

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