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Dongdaemun Market

04564  253 Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul  

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About

 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.

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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

TripAdvisor Reviews

Traveler RatingRating:4.0 (Based on 557 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Dongdaemun Shopping Complex

  • Must to visit at least one of the shopping centers
    Must to visit at least one of the shopping centers and mostly the night ones that are unique experience! Try the most popular depending on your interests
    Rating:4 JnSdoe2019-09-17
  • Pretty clothes but prices on the high side
    Most of the ladies clothes ranges 20000won to as high as 75000won in gd morn city, dongdaemun , apm place. Don’t expect to have big bargains thou. Discounts mostly 5-10k won. Some nicer seller...
    Rating:3 hwwf2019-09-01
  • Small shopping center
    End up here after visiting DDP in Seoul easy to reach by subway, multiple floors that make it feel like a macys but all are little independent shops, top floors plenty of restaurants and cafeterias...
    Rating:3 grakog20162019-08-08
  • Fifth floor for beads
    I finally had a free day in Seoul and was able to conclude my search for beads. The fifth floor of the main shopping building is the place to go, as a number of older posts report. The variety and...
    Rating:4 annettefromm2019-02-22
  • A lot of different complexes and a lot of stories
    A nice area to buy a lot of clothing for your wife or girlfriend. A lot of different street food. Overall I spent about five hours there and the street food are fairly priced!
    Rating:4 bangpaulxu2019-01-28
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