Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul

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Resembling a giant spaceship docked in a field of fake white roses, Dongdaemun Design Plaza hosts fashion design shops, a multipurpose convention hall, a history museum, and eateries. A combination of classy shopping mall and suave conference center set in the middle of Dongdaemun fashion district, this modern landmark of Seoul gets an extra accent from thousands of glowing LED lights along its sloping curves. You can also explore some 2,575 artifacts in the restored parts of a fortress excavated during construction works. The plaza is well-connected, with a subway station just underneath. Dongdaemun Design Plaza is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Seoul Edition.
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  • August 18, 2017
    happen to drop by... it is via Dongdaemun History & Culture Park subway line, which i cannot remember now. but it is nice to just wander around this area and visit the shops in the plaza.. there is al...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Is say, to planning and design, to create, Dongdaemun, displayed works are the creators of the world, is showing off its ability. Be it incentive to not open to the public.
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  • August 15, 2017
    This place holds various exhibitions and fashion shows, so it really depends on personal preference. The last time I went was during its exhibition. Quite a nice view except that the pictures didn't t...  more »
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  • July 16, 2017
    Coming here at night was spectacular. The light displays and night markets are something to look out for. There are some design exhibitions that you can visit too. Never a boring time there.
  • June 1, 2017
    A must see building if u are in Seoul. It's one of the last pieces of work by Zaha HADID. Each piece of external aluminum cladding is unique in geometry and computer aided then pressed to fit. At night, the building looks like the Star Trek Enterprise. Interior spaces are big and detailing retains the character of the building. Don't miss the ramps and circulation stairs, they are excellent photo opportunities. Designer shops are great to look at too!
  • May 30, 2017
    It's a fancy building. I happened to joined a farmers' market in the square and had a great time there. It hosts many exhibitions as well but I don't have enough time to take a look. The store in DDP are also worth a look.
  • February 23, 2017
    One of landmarks in Seoul. The structure itself draw another beauty of architecture. Many spaces in the building are used for design, fashion and art exhibitions. The building shows its vibrant features in both day and night time. The building is directly connected to the subway station, which is perfectly convenient. Definitely recommend for everyone for visiting this impressive Design Center.
  • June 26, 2017
    It's too... kind of empty. there are too much useless AREAS between works and works. And lack of restaurants is also a big problem. If you want to eat something OK, you have to walk about 10~15 minutes. but sometimes, they held gorgeous exhibitions, which means you might be the lucky visitor.

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