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Dongdaemun Market

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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  • Average29%
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“toy street”(3 reviews)
“food stalls”(12 reviews)
Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-3398-3114
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Reviewed yesterday

Awesome market... make sure bring your empty stomach... because they have great food as well... lots of fabrics and great shopping as well.. love it!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hilda W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not too much variety, average prices. Many floors fulls with the same products. Most stuff can be found in the US cheaper.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GAAAG9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best markets in Seoul. If you're a fashionista, this is a place you must visit. There's flea market area, as well as indoors shopping malls if it's too windy, too cold or too hot outside. One mall didn't open till 8 pm!...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Khushi C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the places that you have to visit when you are in Seoul. It has a lots of Korean Fabric to choose from and lots of clothing line for those into fashion. It is recommended to spend minimum 2-3 hours. Its such...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank TShahrizam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went mostly to Milgore and Good morning, APM, rest of mall seems to be ghost town, short for some tour group and i think the locas mostly go for the retail side. we exit from DPP station and walk towards Dongdaemun station, but most of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank gevinchoo
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Went here at night, lots of clothing shops. Few food vendors, which all smelt good! Lots of shops to see!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MBMatt1147
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Textile amateurs: you will find everything here! Beautiful printed Korean fabrics, everything from needles to buttons to tailors! I find it fascinating. Enjoy!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Marie-Catherine L
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Although it is a 24 hours market/shops/malls, when I went there at 10pm, the individual shops were closed. Only shops in the malls were open. I guess you have to go at daytime. Most shops are wholesaler. So you got to buy in bigger quantities,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
4  Thank LucySpore
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

I went for the 3rd time today and it was so big I got lost. You can spend the whole day walking around and see something new along the way. The first two times I came was late at night. Daytime for me was better...More

Date of experience: September 2018
5  Thank eccles098
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Promoted a being open 24/7, was however pretty much fully closed at 7pm when we arrived, very disappointing

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 356peterg
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1 November 2018|
Response from cath1110 | Reviewed this property |
The ‘market’ covers a large area and compose of multiple shopping malls. I think just by walking around the area and shops by yourself you would be able to glimpse the transactions and price haggling(though not in English... More
22 October 2018|
Response from Marie-Catherine L | Reviewed this property |
Hello Annie! I know the market - or most of its shops at least - are closed on Mondays. I didn't go during the evening, although I got this hint from a touristic website: "the area stays open from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 a.m... More
29 September 2018|
Response from palawanismyhome | Reviewed this property |
Go to Dongdaemun Shopping Complex, which is just next to JW Marriot Hotel near Dongdaemun Subway Station. So many different fabrics here and you buy per meter or yard. Fabric starts about 6000 won a yard and it is closed on... More