Dongdaemun Shopping Complex and Shopping Town

See & Do Shopping


Opened in 1970, Dongdaemun Shopping Complex is the largest single market in Asia as well as one of the oldest with over 40 years of history. In 1985 Dongdaemun Shopping Town was added to the complex bringing the total to four buildings altogether (A, B, C and Shopping Town). This traditional market houses many wholesale and retail stores specializing in various fabrics, materials, accessories, and wedding products. As much as eighty percent of all the fabric traded in Korea goes through here, allowing for goods to be sold at reasonable prices. Dongdaemun Shopping Complex first opened with over 5,000 shops crammed into three separate buildings. Recently the market was extensively refurbished and extended to include outlets selling quilts, corsages and handmade toys.



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Directions Details
버스도착정보 안내
버스 번호 도착 정보
Dongdaemun Station (lines 1, 4) exit 9, roughly 450m away
Jongno 5(o)-ga Station (line 1) exits 5, 6, roughly 150m away

TripAdvisor Reviews

Traveler RatingRating:4.0 (Based on 271 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Dongdaemun Market

  • Perfect place to try lots of yummy local specialties
    Stall after stall selling what is seemingly the same food. I found places that looked the freshest and tried a lot of different dishes. I have no idea what I ate, but it was all good!
    Rating:4 amylondon2222019-09-03
  • Not a must-visit
    There are many restaurants and also shops selling clothings, shoes, bags. Nothing exciting. Not highly recommended. Visit only if you have time.
    Rating:3 ry362019-07-05
  • Large commercial district
    This is not one market, but is a large commercial district comprising of shopping malls such as Doota, Migliore, apM Place and traditional markets such as wholesale clothing, shoes etc. The iconic...
    Rating:4 LG_Kay2019-07-03
  • Worth walking around
    Many small shops and restaurants nearby. Mostly young crowd. Evening is better to walk around. Easy to get to by subway
    Rating:5 BilgeBicakcioglu2019-07-02
  • So so!
    This area I found hard to find my way around for some reason - lots of shops but nothing I found very exciting. Part of the Old City wall is here a d that was worth seeing.
    Rating:3 Jennifer D2019-06-08
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