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Dongdaemun Market, Seoul

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With a few dozen malls, 30,000 specialized shops, and 50,000 manufacturers all centered around a landmark gate, Dongdaemun Market combines traditional and modern shopping. Home to the biggest clothing suppliers in the country, the market offers textiles, clothes, wedding wear, shoes, and accessories in addition to electronics, toys, and food. Shop until you drop and get some really good clothing bargains. Wholesalers come at night to pick up the latest fabrics, making this sleepless district bustle until early in the morning. Plan my trip to Seoul with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • This is our Korean BBQ trip. So we tried many Korean BBQ with different cooking tools. 今晚試了在台灣曾紅極一時的美虎東銅盤式烤肉!配著生菜沙拉和烤蛋及泡菜湯又享受了完全韓國風味的料理!  more »
  • In the Dongdaemun Market, visitors can shop with so many options, ranging from fashion, food, and various paraphernalia associated with K-Pop that is much loved in the world. The prices of the goods here are quite varied, if we are bargaining, will get the best price.
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  • Huge market full of fabrics, trims and other crafting needs. Good fun especially if you love to sew! Check out Happy Quilt on the 5th floor, B section for cute prints. Lots of lace on the 2nd floor.  more »
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  • Very fun market. Their night market is something to see! The food was amazing and sometimes they had entertainment by one of their big malls.
  • Fashion designers, search no more! If you are looking for a place to buy fabrics and materials to create your own clothes or get custom made curtains or covers, this will be a paradise for you. Whole buildings with all the fabrics, materials and textiles you can dream about. Dozens of places to get those materials transformed into real things, and custom made traditional hanbok clothes ordered to fit your exact size. One small thing: bring someone who speaks korean if you intend to buy here. Some places are wholesale shops, but most sell detail to everyone.
  • Make sure you go to the visitor center and get a map...or bring one. Fun semi outdoor shopping. Review how to haggle with Koreans before you go...have fun.
  • If you are looking to get a glance at the numerous design exhibits I recommend to go in the afternoon. But if you really want to see the beauty of the architecture, go at night. Especially the rose garden in the back of the ddp is a beautiful exhibit to see.
  • It's an amazingly diverse market. You can get different variety of things from clothes to electronic items to food items seafood fruits etc. Sunday's are special as they gave street markers when you can get stuff at most reasonable rates or sometimes at a great bargain.

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The Seoul metropolitan area has two districts especially appealing to backpackers--Jongno just northeast of the city, and Hongdae to the west. Both offer good shopping and dining, as well as easy transport links to the rest of the city. Mid-range options may prove difficult to find in peak season (July to August), unless you don't mind staying at a traditional hanok guesthouse, where loads of character make up for any lack of amenities. Finally, a range of top-end hotels with an impressive list of services and facilities lie scattered around the city.
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