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. Our Seoul trip generator makes visiting Dongdaemun Shopping Complex and other Seoul attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 16, 2017
    this place is huge. if you love open markets go here. we did not spend time inside, we walked all around outside. there is some good food and great people watching.  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    Dongdaemun market, Seoul never sleeps market really far from the middle of the night until dawn shopping. We well Lotte Seoul hotel until 12 o'clock at night as to Dongdaemun market late at night about three o'clock finally tired and we come back to the hotel. Go take a look at so many back market or specialty shoes. Please note Sunday night has closed so far.
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  • July 21, 2017
    Map of the world walk towards Seoul's Dongdaemun gate around I go find sporting goods city's representation, but inbetween them are not, and were basically cosmetic and gourmet shop-lined street. It has several department stores, the old way, but depending on what price similar to Japan.
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