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Dongdaemun Market, Seoul

Categories: Shopping, Flea Markets
Inspirock Rating:
3.2/5 based on 180+ 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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  • Lots of things to see and eat but the food and souvenirs are not cheap especially at the Main Street! Come here to taste local street food but prepare for the crowd. There are information staff for vi...  read more »
  • The place has a new version where big and modern shopping complexes are. The price is more or less the same as any other shopping areas in the city. But just walk outside and across the street is the ...  read more »
  • We only visited the toy street part of this market so I can't comment on the rest - although it doesn't seem to be a traditional "market" but a lot of shopping centres. The toy street was pretty fun f...  read more »
  • This area which is near by the DDP and the JW Marriott host multiple shopping complexes. The ones near the Marriott and along its line are mainly for wholesale and cheaper stuff... hundreds of shops and each floor is specialised in something. When you head opposite and give the Marriott your back then you are on your way to the other side where the DDP (the artistic building) is located. There you find the famous hello aPM shop, U.Us and Lotte, and other similar shops selling local designers clothes. Hello aPM opens till 5am in the morning and on late on the evening the stalls around the area pops up with street food and cheap stuff to buy. The rule number one in this area is to bargain, never accept 1st offer and try to get 50% at least. If you offer cash payment then you'll be offered back 10-15% discount. But trust me, you can always negotiate for better.
  • It's a fun place filled with lots of stuff to buy and show people. You can fun delicious restaurants and fun presents to bring home. A place that I can highly recommend :-)
  • Wide selection of street food and shopping, but I would not recommend buying your street food here as they tend to be slightly pricier.
  • Great place to shop. All sort of stuff here. Great food selection with ample amenities!
  • fun travel experience
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