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Kim Gayoung Pool Academy


Opened in April 2017, this is world champion Kim Gayoung's home pool hall.  Many serious and professional players play here.  The facilities are great and they have 12 nine foot pool tables, as well as a separate tv table room.  Two Chinese 8 ball tables are also to be found and these are a first for mainstream pool halls in Korea.


Open daily from 10am to 11pm.  Every day of the week special rates (jeong-ek day) are 12,000 won to play all day, per person, or 10,000 an hour, per table.  You can also ask them about monthly rates.  Professional instruction is available for people looking for lessons. There is parking in the building but you have to pay an hourly rate for it.    

Address: 

Seoul Gangdong-gu, Yangjaedearo 1349 Gyeongchang Building 3rd floor

서울 강동구 양재대로 1349 경창빌딩 3층


Directions:

Go to subway line 5 Dunchondong Station exit 3 and walk straight about 3-4 minutes and you will find the building on your right.  There is a Hana Bank on the 1st floor and Kim Gayoung Pool Academy is on the 3rd floor.  Remember if you are taking line 5 coming from central seoul take the line going towards Macheon sation instead of Sangil-dong.  Line 5 splits at Gangdong station.