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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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  • September 23, 2017
    Buy in bulk or just not take you to reach the reason market ... Window shopping is a very good market for. .. Even the Mall game and it's also a good place to Exchange
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  • September 22, 2017
    Dongdaemun is very diverse in types of map from trinkets to expensive. However many have to haggle. If no guide is very prone to buy hớ:)
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  • September 19, 2017
    Everything is here. Clothes, shoes, pets, toys, sweets Easily accessible from Dongdaemun and Dongdaemun History and Cultural park station. There is Migilore and Doosan mall for all sorts of cloths wit...  more »
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  • June 30, 2017
    If you come to Namdeamun market from gate 5 entrance not far away you will find a small & tidy shop with Ajuma selling the noodle there. It's delicious & cheap & definitely will come back again.
  • June 29, 2017
    Veritable shoppers paradise. Whether you're looking for high end labels or inexpensive, but still fashionable wear, you'll find it here!
  • July 8, 2017
    Nice place, we can got souvenir from korea in here.. also theres so many market places with competitive price
  • June 14, 2017
    I'd shop here rather than in any boutiques in Gangnam! The passion and the appetite for the bargain is high here! You can truly feel the Pulse of South Korean entrepreneurialism, passion and fashion.
  • May 1, 2017
    It's a good shopping spot in Seoul. Decent shops and street food. Even found and Indian restaurant, just in case any Indian s searching for it

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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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