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Dongdaemun Market, Seoul
(3.3/5 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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  • And are a lot of clothing, wholesale main. Told me retail price is not writing, visit. The fitting of course.
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  • Got memories of clothing of pleas for blankets and leave bed and all Korean made so very good now the price is not really an opportunity unless it's all Seoul prices are very expensive it's not for nothing that it is the 5th most expensive country in the world
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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...  more »
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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.