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Dongdaemun Market

Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-3398-3114
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What Makes It Special
With 26 shopping malls and 30,000 shops, Dongdaemun Market is one of the largest and most important shopping venues in Korea, and the best place to find Korean fashion at wholesale and retail prices.
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Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Dongdaemun / Sindangdong
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+82 2-3398-3114
Ways to Experience Dongdaemun Market
USD 90 per adult
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USD 73 per adult
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"toy street"
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"food stalls"
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"shopping complex"
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"cultural park"
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"endless shopping"
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"shopping heaven"
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"korean fashion"
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"buy things"
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"lower price"
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"local snacks"
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"home country"
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"huge complex"
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"for sale"
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"love shopping"
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Reviewed yesterday

My goodness, what a huge market and it first opened in 1905 and has grown bigger ever since. It consists of over 20 shopping malls in 10 blocks, 30,000 specialty shops and 50,000 manufacturers. We saw about 50 shops in a row all selling tools...More

Thank palawanismyhome
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a huge market and I would really suggest you to plan in advance what you want to get and also an approximate idea about how it should look or what it should look like, or at least what you like! :). It is...More

2  Thank Marie A
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

Though I noticed that the reviews have been a bit harsh but honestly I did not face any. Yes, the shopkeepers here show some attitude but the quality and the price at this place is comparable to other markets. Since it is close to Marriott,...More

6  Thank TravelDiaries_Pulkit
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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

This is a shopping district and famous for the tourists around. The manners and the shop owners here seems to be too comfortable with their business and most of the time, not very welcoming. For me, I’m spending my money and I have a choice...More

1  Thank alanyeo76
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

The most horrible shopping experience. It wasn't like that when I visited same place 2 years ago. The prices were so much more expensive than before and than in Myeondong. Plus, the owners were so hostile and I even witnessed a shop owner cursing and...More

2  Thank Karen K
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

This market and the surrounding shops are worth visiting, good to just see see look look. Prices are slightly more expensive than other areas in Seoul. The same item you may have to pay extra 1000 to 3000 won as compared to elsewhere. Most shops...More

Thank Eyfashionaire
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

For more travel and food journey on Instagram @oppakuliner I'm not gonna back here for sure! They're known really well as the reference if you want to go shopping at Seoul but the fact they're not welcoming you at all. They ask you to buy...More

2  Thank Oppa K
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Huge buildings full of clothing and textiles and outside lots of street food vendors. Worth a visit but go in the evening as the market doesn't get up to speed until later. Lots of locals there shopping, not really the place to go if you...More

4  Thank GCbonvivant
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Because they open until dawn. With so many shopping list you can find here. A huge complex to explore and do not forget to try the local food and delicacies. Bargain power is important, because you need to bargain some stuff to get a best...More

2  Thank StanlyFredrik
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

There are just clothes.. EVERYWHERE. You can never fall short of options for clothing and accessories for any dress code or occasion. It was quite a sight to see the number of vendors out on the street setting up racks of clothings for sale but...More

Thank smurphetteee
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For shopping enthusiasts, Dongdaemun is a must visit.
Enormous shopping centres – stacked with multiple
levels of boutique and independent shops – offer the
latest in Korean fashion, cosmetics, accessories, and
other goods while prices are relatively low. The night
shopping (between late night and early morning) is
particularly well known here, making Dongdaemun a
place where you can literally shop until you drop. If
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Benazir S
19 May 2018|
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If u hv only one day i guess myungdong is better for ur first trip in kr, cuz u can buy both skin care n garments, its easier for u
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