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Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)


- 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.

[Dec. 29, 2015 23:16  Input / Mar. 24, 2015 00:00  Publish]


• Address
04566  281 Euljiro, Jung-gu, Seoul (Euljiro 7-ga)  
• Phone
• Website
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• Hours of Operation
Design Market: open 24 hours
• Fee
Varies according to exhibition
• Other Facilities
Art Hall, Museum, Design Lab, Design Market, and Dongdaemun History and Culture Park

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Address 04566  281 Euljiro, Jung-gu, Seoul (Euljiro 7-ga)  
Subway 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
Directions Details
버스도착정보 안내
버스 번호 도착 정보

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Latest 5 reviews of Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

4 2018-10-22 erguizajerry
Beautiful modern architecture.
After seeing Korea's traditional houses, Dondaemun's design plaza shows the other side of Korea. The place is best viewed at night to see how the lights on the building facade highlights its modern...
4 2018-10-21 TravelingLia
Great photography opportunity
South Koreans joke about how this place looks like a spaceship. There's not much to see in the inside if there are no events like the Seoul Fashion Show. It is the outside that will be fun for most...
5 2018-10-20 Gow
Space age
This was very near my hotel and it was really impressive at night. The building was lit up and looked very modern. There was so much to do around the building. Highly recommended.
5 2018-10-20 Kairos_75
A different feel of Seoul
Try visiting when they hold the evening markets. The whole place is amazingly designed (hence the name) and some of the galleries and exhibits are definitely good. Even the stairways are nicely...
5 2018-10-19 BrandonTravelReviews
Awesome area to hangout at night
The building is beautiful and an amazing work of art. The walkways and overhanging beams make for great photos. There's many small boutiques inside that sell some of the most unique gifts and home...