You name it, AK Plaza Pyeongtaek will have it.
There are a few AK Plazas, they are all in different provinces though. One of the AK Plazas is in Pyeongtaek City South Korea.
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AK Plaza Entrance/Exit
The first is where you see all of the taxis/buses. You will also see a bunch of stores and an intersection at this location. The other entrance/exit leads you to more taxis but also has some apartments.
Information About AK Plaza Pyeongtaek
From Anjung, Pyeongtaek (평택시), it costs WON 1650 (USD 1) and takes about 30 to 40 minutes to get there. Bus 80 is the bus that worked best for me coming from Anjung.
This plaza has everything you will ever need. It is actually a huge block that has countless stores and restaurants.
Getting a Tmoney card will help you travel all throughout Korea (and most importantly, to Seoul). It will help save you time and frustration. Instead of scrambling through your wallet, you just tap your card and you are ready to go.
However, you can also just use your bank card upon entering the bus. I used KEB Hana for my bank. For both the Tmoney card and your debit/bank card, all you do is click it to the machine when you get on and off. Don’t forget to enter the bus at the front door and the exit from the back door.
AK Plaza Pyeongtaek is the stop right after Tongbok Market. That’s another location that should be on your list if you visit Pyeongtaek Korea. Tongbok Traditional Market opens up a whole new window of opportunity; you can get some fresh food and save some money instead of heading to an Emart/Homeplus.
The AK Plaza train station is right inside AK Plaza. You can take the escalator up from the street entrance and to the left is where Pyeongtaek station is.
The Express Station is right across from Cafe Pascucci and the regular bus terminal is about a ten-minute (if that) walk from the bus stop that you can take to and from AK Plaza.
AK Plaza Stores
AK Plaza is a huge department store.
Once you get off at the AK Plaza stop (sometimes the bus mentioned it in English but 85% of the time it didn’t), AK Plaza is right there. You will be able to see the big AK Plaza sign like the picture above.
Inside they have an ArtBox and other well-known stores/brands.
The ground floor is what reminded me of Macy’s back home in the US. It has everything from Nike and Adidas to bedding and perfume. The top floor is where the food and a few restaurants sit.
AK Plaza Restaurants
Inside AK Plaza, there are quite a few restaurants. Dozo Sushi was my favorite place. It was on the top floor. It was tasty and satisfying.
There is also a food court with the same sushi place on the basement floor, but it is smaller and it’s more of a quick in and out kind of place. I actually don’t know if it is the same sushi place but I assumed so because I saw the lady that waited on me upstairs down there one day.
Outback Steakhouse and Starbucks are also located in the plaza and a few restaurants on the top floor.
Other Activities to do in Pyeongtaek
You name it, AK Plaza has it. Seriously. They have everything and anything that you can think of. They have cute cafes and hundreds of stores.
And if you are near AK Plaza, you can always take a day trip to do some other fun activities.
AK Plaza Pyeongtaek is actually a few blocks so you can spend hours there. I realized that when I made a dentist appointment and got lost because they said it was in AK Plaza and I thought that meant the actual plaza.
Down one of the 5 intersections of AK Plaza is where Happy Dental is. If you type in “Happy Dental Pyeongtaek,” on Google, it’ll show up. I swear it didn’t show up when I was first researching dentists in Pyeongtaek. For my first appointment, the receptionist said she would come and pick me up, how sweet??
Happy Dental is on the street that has New Balance and Paris Baguette on the left and the U+ store on the right. It has a lime green sign- you can’t really miss it.
The people at Happy Dental were all so kind and fairly priced. I ended up finding the number through a Facebook group and calling. I got a cleaning and I got my fillings fixed. The cleaning was only KRW 75,000 (USD 59). Back home when I got a cleaning it was USD 175. What a difference.
Down one of the other streets, they have a KFC, KEB Hana, Adidas, Baskin Robbins, CU, Holly’s Coffee, and many other stores.
The street with KEB, KFC, and Baskin Robins is where you can catch the 80 bus going back to Anjung. The bus stop is actually right across the street from KEB Hana. You can also catch a bunch of other buses that leave AK Plaza. There’s usually a big crowd at the bus stop so you can’t miss it.
Down that street is also where Moti Mahal is located.
There were SO MANY Indian restaurants down each of the streets. I tried two. The first one was Moti Mahal. It had great reviews so give it a chance and you will not be disappointed. You can easily spend KRW 20,000-30,000 (USD 16-23). I’d usually end up getting the veggie samosas, curry, and naan for that price.
Down the street where Happy Dental is, on the right side is where the second one that I tried is. In Naver, it’s “Maunten Restaurant,” also known as Mountain Restaurant. This one was pretty good. I’d give it a 4.5/5. The two Indian restaurants that I tried are both similarly priced and have great naan.
If you look up any of the stores mentioned, you can find the address and website. If it’s in Korean, just open up Google Chrome, and usually, they’ll have the option to translate the page. You can also type in the phone number of a place in Naver and get an address from there.
There are numerous cafes on each of the streets so it’s hard to choose where to eat.
If the weather is nice, AK Plaza in Pyeongtaek is the perfect place to spend your day. There are loads of things to do.
I’m not sure what time all of the AK Plaza Pyeongtaek stores open up, but I do know that the plaza opens up around 10:30 am. Just make sure to do a quick google search to check before you head there!
Having AK Plaza and all of the stores surrounding was incredibly convenient. Be sure to check it out!