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Dongdaemun Market, Seoul
(3.3/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Dongdaemun Market part of your personalized Seoul itinerary using our Seoul vacation planner.
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  • A variety of markets and of the use of several edible seaweed, suitable for use as souvenirs of the clothes they have.
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  • It is less busy as before and lesser china tourists this season. But the place is huge and if you want to spent the night browsing all the apparels for woman, man, teens and children. Sports and casua...  more »
  • 感覺這兒的環境很地道, 但不太肯定平常是本地人光顧多, 還是遊客來逛居多. 我們只行了兩條街左右, 人不多, 都是邊逛邊看, 沒有看到心水貨物, 價錢又不算特別便宜, 所以算是簡單感受一下吧! 
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  • A vast array of shopping centers and smaller shops. You can see a lot of repetition in clothing if you walk around the whole place, which is almost impossible. However there are a variety of unique designs from different clothing lines if you are into fashion. The busiest time is after midnight. You must have sufficient knowledge of this whole market to be able to navigate the place and find what you want for reasonable prices. Bargaining needed for many shopping places.
  • One of my fav spot everytime I visit Korea. Plenty of fake clothes and etc if you are into it. Good selections of Korean restaurants and paddlers where they open the door all night. Only drawback I experienced is that there are no decent, mid priced hotel around. It is either cheap or ecpensive 5 star hotel.
  • I quite liked this market, compared to Namdaewun anyways. Im particular , I liked the shoe market, where I purchased a pair of shoes for a negotiable price. There's also a beautiful stream by the shoe market which you should check out. Interestingly nam and dong sound similar to nan (South) and dong (East) in Mandarin. The Namdaewun market is located in the South while Dongdaemun is in the East!
  • Mist visit for any tourist visiting Seoul. Try all the food. Some might look strange or be unknown to you. Believe me thought it's all delicious!
  • This is a huge market, with a lot of merchandise. The aisles are narrow, with multiple floors. The quality varies, and the prices are not high. Recommended for one visit. Near the Dongdaemun metro station.