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Dongdaemun Market


 Dongdaemun Market is a large commercial district comprised of traditional markets and shopping centers that covers the entire area around Dongdaemun Gate, a prominent landmark in Korea. It is Korea’s largest wholesale and retail shopping district featuring 26 shopping malls, 30,000 speciality shops, and 50,000 manufacturers. All kinds of goods can be found here including silks and fabric, clothes, shoes and accessories, electronics, leather goods, sporting goods, office supplies, pet products and toys.

Although Dongdaemun Market is traditionally famous for its night market, this popular shopping district attracts hordes of shoppers and tourists at all times of day. Like Namdaemun Market, Dongdaemun Market sells a variety of products, but unlike Namdaemun Market, it is open 24-hours a day. The powerful appeal of Dongdaemun Market stems from the fact that you can buy everything you need at a reasonable price, in one convenient location and at anytime. Most major wholesalers and retailers are here along with specialist outlets focusing on the youth market, making Dongdaemun Market the best place to find the latest fashions at bargain prices. Dongdaemun’s famous food alley, Mukja Golmok, is also essential for anyone wanting to check out the latest trends in Korean cuisine.

In addition to selling everything under the sun, large shopping malls such as Good Morning City and Freya add an extra dimension to the shopping experience with their own multiplex cinemas, while Doota features a huge outdoor concert hall hosting a range of events including outdoor fashion shows, concerts, modeling contests and classical Korean music for tourists.

[Dec. 28, 2015 13:42  Input / Mar. 20, 2015 00:00  Publish]


• Address
04564  253, Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul  
• Phone
• Website
View Website
• Hours of Operation
Varies per shop/mall
• Important
Dongdaemun Market can be overwhelming to some due to its sheer size. It may be a good idea to get some information on the area before you start your shopping and the Dongdaemun Tourist Information Center is a great place to start. Located in front of exit 14 of the Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station, the center provides information in English, Japanese, and Chinese.

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Address 04564  253, Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul  
Subway Dongdaemun Station (subway line 4) exit 8, roughly 5 min. away on foot
Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station (subway line 4) exits 1, 14
Directions Details
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Latest 5 reviews of Dongdaemun Shopping Complex

4 2018-08-01 CHRISTOPHER M
Shopping galore
One of the numerous shopping areas in Seoul. It was fun to explore Korean shops as well as the expected type of clothing stores. You could spend a long time exploring.
5 2018-07-15 krish509
Nice shopping place for Ladies!
You will find lots of Malls in Dongdaemun, price would vary from very expensive to affordable. I saw lots of Sales Item as well. We went to watch Jurassic Movie in one of the Cinema as it is only...
3 2018-07-10 MarieJanine7
Several shopping centers
Dongdaemun is a popular shopping and tourist destination where people go to because of the traditional markets and shopping centers. It has around 26 shopping malls over ten blocks, 30,000 specialty...
3 2018-06-15 TravelDiaries_Pulkit
Just another market
I did not find anything great at this market but can be explored. The Hyundai city outlet and doota duty free near to the complex are also good options.
4 2018-03-09 kenkeh
Several Shopping malls in Dongdaemun
Been here in year 2000 , this is my 2nd time , things have change so much since then . Hyundai shopping complex was new,Doota opens till 5am , Dongdaemun design plaza was futuristic, you need at...