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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
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Latest 5 reviews of Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

5 2018-08-12 Hsu J
Beautiful and Innovative
a new place to hangout, and very stylish even at night. People are very relaxed and there's night markets every Friday and Saturday. Though not many foods for selection, you won't regret visiting.
5 2018-08-06 MartijnTiemens
Amazing building - a must for every architecture-fan..... and kid
We visited the Dongdaemun Design Plaza late in the afternoon after a day of sightseeing as I was interested in seeing the Zaha-Hadid designed building in real life. The building itself is...
3 2018-08-03 lielyaES
Mangga Dua Korea
If I say this the same as mangga dua jakarta indonesia. Goods there tend to be expensive. If not join the tour then this place can be missed. But if you join a tour then try touring around the...
4 2018-08-01 AndrewTan
Impressive architecture
Very impressive architecture. Saw the led roses lit up at night. Beautiful. There were stalls selling handmade accessories and essential oils. There were also carts selling food and drinks at...
5 2018-07-29 Ree R
Beautiful Architecture
The architecture is beautiful and very futuristic looking. There are a bunch of shops inside, The second time I came here (in 2015 I think), there was some type of event going on outside with a...