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Dongdaemun Market

Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-3398-3114
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“food stalls” (11 reviews)
“cultural park” (2 reviews)
“endless shops” (2 reviews)
Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Dongdaemun / Sindangdong
+82 2-3398-3114
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Dongdaemum market can be confusing. It is not "a market". It is a huge shopping area which includes shopping malls, outlet malls, department stores and street vendors selling contemporary and traditional Korean merchandise. The best part of this area is the Dongdaemum Gate which contrasts...More

Thank WorldTravellerSoon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Part of the larger market, the street food sellers come to life in the evening (although they are there all day) when tourists and locals alike come by for traditional Korean food. There's actually very little to choose from as the many, many vendors are...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything is here. Clothes, shoes, pets, toys, sweets Easily accessible from Dongdaemun and Dongdaemun History and Cultural park station. There is Migilore and Doosan mall for all sorts of cloths with latest Korean fashion. Bargain they will settle it for you. Lot of eating options...More

Thank Lijo C
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This outdoor market was the best part of our trip! Not to be missed, it was exactly everything an outdoor market should be. It reminded me of the Middle East Souks, with all the stalls and shopkeepers. Bargains are here to be had, and haggling...More

Thank Glenn K
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

A little confused when we walked along. Most of shopping (cloth) are in the buildings. Some food stalls, they are all the same Korean street food, are along the street outside. Lots of restaurants locate on the street at the back of the buildings. We...More

Thank Littlebirdtoldme
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Big designer market with a lot of Nice things, litle shops and cafes. Middle priced compared to Europe

Thank Tone Irén A
Reviewed 13 July 2017

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.

2  Thank TraveKings
Reviewed 11 July 2017

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 vendors little shops there for you to bargain with. However its...More

Thank Kitty K
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Dongdaemun is a very good place to by fashion's products, the shops are incredibly open from 10am to 5am so you have much more than enough time for shopping, pricewise is acceptable, the area is well connected by 3 metro lines very easy to go...More

2  Thank Bunditit
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Nothing special to this night market. Some average clothes and not much food about as the food stalls have all been closed according to the Tourist Information Point that we visited in the market area. Boring really.

1  Thank JH72
Dongdaemun / Sindangdong
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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7 September 2017|
Response from JH72 | Reviewed this property |
You'll see stalls everywhere selling souvenirs
16 July 2017|
Response from Thomsonwily | Reviewed this property |
Ah December. That's when the nights are getting really cold during winter. As it's an open air market, the cold really creeps in when the sun is out. So I suppose most stall owners would want to get home for some warmth as... More
9 July 2017|
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Response from Bunditit | Reviewed this property |
I guess it will be open, there are a number of currency exchange shops in Dongdaemun in which the rate is much better than the airport counter, you can shop day and night in both Dongdaemun and Namdaemun market, please check... More