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 RatingRating:4.0 (Based on 2104 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

  • Beautiful place
    Very beautiful, lots of English signs and explanation. Good for photography walking. We got the opportunity to see Seoul metro station
    Rating:5 deeejs902019-08-16
  • Shop and Shop
    Seoul - a city of 24 hour fried chicken, beer and shoju with ladies shopping non stop till 5 am in 8-9 Stories malls of shops including basement shopping. Important note to Seoul :- Come with empty...
    Rating:4 298meilinl2019-08-14
  • Interesting visit!
    Loved the architecture and the shops inside the exhibition area! Bought quite a few interesting things there like a bookmark inspired by the DDP architecture and rlly good leather card holder. We did...
    Rating:5 ClaireC46472019-08-12
  • Good lunch stop
    My hotel was close to this unusual collection of buildings so we took time to explore, including the design exhibition. I found the architecture a bit too 'brutalist' but some will like it. The...
    Rating:3 Victorianlad2019-08-09
  • Smooth design
    Cool place but nothing special other than the building itself. Stores and restaurants inside is like any other typical shopping area. A place to stopby while you shop and dongdaemun.
    Rating:3 smjkxsnoopy2019-08-06
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