Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

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

See & Do Attractions


- 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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Directions Details
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 Rating평점:4.0 (Based on 1973 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

  • DDP
    Nice building, there are various shops / restaurants/ galleries inside. I took the chance to visit a korean art exposition. It is a good way to spend a couple hours
    평점:4 britocarvalhobruno2019-02-13
  • Photostop
    We went DDP for photostop only. I think we just need 1 hour to explore this place. There are some foodtrucks in December 2018.
    평점:2 TanWidya2019-01-30
  • Wonderful building but best at night time
    Located in Dondaemun, and very close to our hotel, this was a really interesting place to visit for all the family. The building is truly stunning and the design resembles something from the future...
    평점:5 SurfingWild2019-01-26
  • Stunning architecture
    I find the night view of this beautiful and serene amongst the hustle and bustle of the city. It's a modern walk thru the garden where you will find lit roses and standalone pianos to be played by...
    평점:5 HaileyP802019-01-24
  • Unique Shape for a Plaza
    Mnet Music Awards 2018 was done here! There are free entrance in some areas for exhibits and garden. It is located near shopping malls and very convenient to go to because of nearby train station.
    평점:3 keeshias2019-01-22
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