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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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 Rating4.0 (Based on 1937 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

  • The architecture was stunning enough
    Went there with the intent to explore any design exhibitions. In the end, plans were mired by the architecture and Kakao store. The architecture was fascinating enough to capture even a layman's...
    5 MarkoRamius232018-12-09
  • Art museum void if art.
    It’s a beautiful building and you should visit if you are a champion of significant architecture. If you love art, you will be shattered with disappointment. There is no art here. Changing...
    1 krintz2018-12-04
  • Great Architecture, confusing space
    The architecture is stunning but the usage of the space is a bit confusing (seems to be more of an exhibition hall than a museum) so if you want to see the interior find an event or you will be...
    5 Peter_Bomberg2018-12-01
  • Nice architecture
    Apart from the unique architecture, there isn't much to do here. Wouldn't recommend coming all the way for this.
    3 BoonSeongL12018-11-29
  • Great place to buy gifts
    This is a great place to shop for unique gifts and souvenirs. We did the majority of our Christmas shopping here.
    5 mattieson2018-11-28
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