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Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

04566  281 Euljiro, Jung-gu, Seoul (Euljiro 7-ga)  

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- DDP selected as one of the "Top 52 Places to Visit in 2015" by the New York Times
- Was the most Instagram tagged location in Korea in the year 2015 
- Was included in the list of the top 5 most popular places according to Korean Facebook users in 2015 
- Was the filming location for the SBS drama "You Who Came from the Stars," the KBS2 drama "Producer," and the MBC drama "She Was Pretty." 

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) is the newest and most iconic landmark of the Korean design industry. Located at the center of the Dongdaemun area, the DDP will serve as a key venue for design-related shows and conferences, exhibitions, and other events and gatherings. 

Designed by world renowned architect, Zaha Hadid, DDP is the world’s largest atypical architecture. The DDP is comprised of five halls: Art Hall, Museum, Design Lab, Design Market, and Dongdaemun History and Culture Park. The Art Hall is the primary launch pad for the Korean creative industry. The hall is a key venue for conventions, trade shows, exhibitions, fashion shows, concerts and performances. The Museum Hall brings together Korean design and global trends. The Museum Hall is comprised of five sections: Design Playground, Design Dulle-gil(trail), Design Museum, Design Exhibition Hall, and the Design Rest Area. The Design Lab serves as an incubator for rising Korean and international creative product designers. The Design Market is a multipurpose space that combines culture, experiences and shopping. This hall is open 24 hours a day to provide added convenience to visitors of Dongdaemun Market, the town that never sleeps. 

The Dongdaemun History & Culture Park is the newest park in downtown Seoul. The park gives a glimpse of how the area was once used as a military training ground during the Joseon dynasty. The park seamlessly extends onto the rooftop of DDP, making it a truly unique park in Korea.


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버스도착정보 안내
버스 번호 도착 정보
04566  281 Euljiro, Jung-gu, Seoul (Euljiro 7-ga)  
Line 4 Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Stn. Exits 1, 10
Line 5 Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Stn. Exits 1, 10
Line 2 Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Stn. Exits 1, 10

TripAdvisor Reviews

Traveler RatingRating:4.0 (Based on 2061 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

  • Lots of Things to See
    If you are a designer or has likes to see various creative work then this is an area you should visit while in Seoul. There are a lot of shops, exhibits, activities that you can visit and experience...
    Rating:4 Jopard2019-06-25
  • Personally like to visit here. Good for who are interest in designing or any events
    Good place to visit, chill and can be a nice place to explore. Recommend for people who interest in any event or designs. Flee market and food trucks available sometimes. Nice and creative...
    Rating:5 TiddyWallapa2019-06-18
  • Tourist destination if you are in the vicinity
    If you happen to pass by this attraction, go ahead and give it a visit. You will be marvelled by the design/structure of this building. It seems to be a convention area for special events. The time...
    Rating:4 junie11092019-06-09
  • Special Curvy Building
    This building was full of curves and flowing lines that made it one of the coolest buildings we visited. Inside an almost all white walkway spiraled up to the top floor making for a long walk along...
    Rating:4 wireless_in_CA2019-06-05
  • Beautiful Structure
    The way its made it's super unique and beautiful. Situated in the biggest shopping district of Seoul. This area is surrounded by malls. Must visit to click some great pictures
    Rating:5 eshadkamble2019-06-04
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