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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. Make Dongdaemun Market part of your personalized Seoul itinerary using our Seoul vacation planner.
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  • Big designer market with a lot of Nice things, litle shops and cafes. Middle priced compared to Europe  more »
  • located in the central. this area is full of wholesale markets and shops. you will get all types of products in this market. you need full day to explore this area. worth a visit for shopaholic.  more »
  • It's pretty huge area and its section by section according to the particular merchandise....If you were looking for hats then you will need to be in certain section for tons of tons of individual vend...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Veritable shoppers paradise. Whether you're looking for high end labels or inexpensive, but still fashionable wear, you'll find it here!
  • Nice place, we can got souvenir from korea in here.. also theres so many market places with competitive price
  • 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.
  • 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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