Dongdaemun Shopping Complex, Seoul

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Explore Dongdaemun Shopping Complex, a vast blend of traditional marketplaces, boutiques, wholesale outlets, and shopping malls. The commercial district is Korea's largest, made up of more than 25 shopping centers and thousands of stores spread across 10 blocks. Notable for its clothing, shoes, and fabrics, you can find almost anything you need within the massive shopping space. Hunt for bargains, purchase affordable electronics or souvenirs, and sample countless local dishes and street food snacks. Use our Seoul tour itinerary builder tool to arrange your visit to Dongdaemun Shopping Complex and other attractions in Seoul.
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  • Closed on Mondays, so needs attention. Continued to shop in something like the same feeling, so interested people could be better. Have a peculiar smell.
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  • My ultimate favourite place for buying all sorts of beautiful fabric, charms and notions other than Nippori Fabric Town in Tokyo. Most shops are open by 10+am and take orders for collection at 1pm or ...  more »
  • The streets of Shibuya I went for the first time, but fashion anyhow so I didn't. Some discount if cheap ones, but not the cheap, cute stuff there. Food market there, a sauna and were shopping until dawn.
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