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 2016 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

  • Amazing view outside
    If you like architecture and are interested in design you definitely should take at least a walk around this spacious building. You can also go to the design exhibition.
    Rating:5 joehiroth2019-04-17
  • Better on Day, Better at Night
    A huge design of greatness with glimpse of city’s history and culture. Went there to watch the rose lights but arrived before dark. Amazed. Bejeweled. Enchanted. Must see!
    Rating:5 billmeetsworld2019-04-15
  • Check before you go
    We aren't only to find out there were no exhibits. Literally zero things to look at inside. It's a nice enough building, but we were expecting to see actual design work inside, only to discover they...
    Rating:2 cdngirl12302019-04-15
  • Modern Seoul
    Generally Seoul has not fine architecturel profile.. but this DDP is well aesthetic huge building.. I experienced and felt touching, watching, listening a functional sculpture..a little bit in some...
    Rating:5 tulaykaracaorenli2019-04-13
  • Beautiful architecture. Food and art fair
    We went in the evening. There was a food and art fair when we were there. A live musical performance as well. Food trucks were available and the local youth were spending their evening enjoying the...
    Rating:4 angeliaw2712019-04-13
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