Spongebob in Seoul? This Bikini Bottom Exhibit in Korea Is a Must-See!

This Spongebob Exhibit in Seoul Is a Must-See!

Who lives in a pineapple...in Korea?

Are you ready, kids?!

If your answer to that is “Aye, aye, captain!”, then we hear you. We’re also assuming that you’re a proud fan of Spongebob Squarepants! So, this is to inform you that there’s an ongoing Spongebob Exhibit right now in Seoul that will last until 31 December 2020. Spongebob in South Korea? Don’t mind if we have a bite of that.

Although we’re not free to fly to Korea just yet due to COVID-19, we can still dream about a trip to Seoul’s Bikini Bottom, can’t we? Take a look at these fun photos which will trigger a little bit of nostalgia and definitely a lot of travel envy. Special thanks to Ayra Lee, a Filipina currently residing in Seoul, who was gracious enough to lend us her photos so that we could all admire this special attraction from afar. 

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Here’s what the Spongebob Exhibit in Seoul looks like

The exhibit features everything, from Krusty Krabs and Spongebob’s house to Plankton’s headquarters. This is your chance to finally “order” the iconic Krabby Patty and “hang out” with your favourite Spongebob characters, including Gary!

What to know about the Spongebob Exhibit

It’s located at Seoul’s I’Park Mall in Popcon D Square (sixth floor). The mall is actually a shopping mecca composed of 11 floors, where you can buy everything from electronics to apparel. It’s also connected to Yongsan Subway Station and the KTX train station, which makes I’Park easy to access if you’re coming from Itaewon and central Seoul

Date and time: 1 August to 31 December 2020; 11am to 8pm

Ticket price: 

General admission (19 to 64 years old): ₩13,000 (S$15.45); a group of 20: ₩11,000 (S$13.07)

Children to youth: ₩10, 000 (S$11.88); a group of 20: ₩8,000 (S$9.50)

Address: 55, Hangangdaero 23-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, I park Mall, Seoul, Korea

You still need to observe health protocols, so don’t forget to social distance and wear a mask. For more information and ticket reservations, click here.

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To those of you who are lucky enough to be in or visit Seoul while the Spongebob exhibit is still open, you ought to jump at the chance to visit Bikini Bottom and capture all the fun memories so fellow Spongebob fans may vicariously live through you. Who knows, you might even find out the super-secret ingredient to the Krabby Patty!


All images credited to Ayra Lee.

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Therese Sta. Maria
Therese Sta. Maria

Therese's close friends know that if they haven’t seen her around recently, then she’s probably having an adventure with her luggage and camera in hand. Though she loves staying at home and spending lazy afternoons with friends, there are times when she has to be "away from home to feel at home," — that’s when she’s bitten by the travel bug. See her travels on Instagram @reesstamaria.

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