Type: Instagram Bait

Good for: Instagram–if you’re already in the COEX Mall

Worth it?




A fake library full of fake books for fake people

COEX Mall’s “Library”: a playground for faux-intellectuals and a paradise for smartphone lenses. They converted their food court into social media chum, because nothing says “world travel” like faux literary sophistication.

So you flew halfway around the globe to stand in a fake library? Sure, there are some real books, mostly in Korean, flanked by their poser cousins made of styrofoam.

Fake books

Fake books

Feel free to snap that clichéd Instagram pic everyone else has. Just remember, time is precious—especially when you’re in a city as vibrant as Seoul. Don’t squander it chasing after pixelated prestige.

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