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Dongdaemun Market

Dongdaemun / Sindangdong
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Address: Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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nice place to find souvenirs

just walking distance to Myengdong area, the hotel where we stayed. it's a complete shop to find clothes n things in with affordable price.. only have 1 hour to looking around... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ike R
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Seattle, Washington
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place to walk around and find interesting things! Good stop if you're in the area, but if not.. not sure I'd seek it out.

Thank Maggie K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is woman haven and will shop until they drop, Girls/women will be happy to come here to spend as much as they like. Of course there are also many food stalls and the many Korean taste. Also don't forget about the many beautiful buildings here and try to buy a cup of coffee to admire the night scene.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is massive. There's different streets for different kind of stuff. Went to Toys Street and got some cool kids lunch boxes (things are not price tagged so you have to ask the price). There are buildings selling all kinds of clothing. Locals come here to buy things in bulk amounts/wholesale. Some of the shops you do need to... More 

Thank AngelC83
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39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

just walking distance to Myengdong area, the hotel where we stayed. it's a complete shop to find clothes n things in with affordable price.. only have 1 hour to looking around there, so we focused on buying Korean souvenirs.. a must visit for souvenirs!

Thank Ike R
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spend a good few hours going around here w my wife, had a really good time and shops are interesting

Thank Marco V
Moultonborough, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Many locals shop in this area. It has a variety of stores where you can find wares of every kind. Street food is also available.

Thank clairmontjeff
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Not bad to just walk around and shop around. Prices are average, not the cheapest place to shop in South Korea. DDP and a few other attractions are nearby so it's nice to just walk around. Many things to see and feel in the market as well. I believe the pictures uploaded by other reviewers are good enough to show... More 

Thank Josephine S
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

It's filled with goods lining along the entire street. It's probably better visited in the evening or night. We were there in the morning and the whole market still feels sleepy. As it's winter, most of the goods were thick warm blankets of different sorts, warm jackets, gloves, beanies etc. It's not bad just to take in the local culture,... More 

2 Thank Thomsonwily
Coquitlam, Canada
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Quite festive "especially in the evening", this area around the big intersection of Eulji-ro & Jangchungdan-ro (with the interesting-shaped Dongdaemun Design Plaza on one side of the intersection) is where this "generally-termed" market is which can actually be divided into its indoor part and the outdoor part: the indoor part is the big department stores such as Lotte World, Doota... More 

3 Thank Myo M
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

I'm not much of a shopper, but you must come through one of these markets for yummy eats. I had a breakfast bowl of dumpling soup -- glorious! Fresh and pickled vegetables piled into the broth, enormous dumplings packed with shrimp and vegetables. Stands everywhere in the morning. Nice older women run them, and I cannot speak Korean, but smiles... More 

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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 fashion isn't what you’re looking for, the long-running wholesale markets nearby sell everything from cloth to utensils at lower prices. The rows of food stalls that set up at night ensure shoppers get refueled, and foodies will enjoy checking out nearby Sindang-dong’s Tteokbokki Town as well as some non-Korean offerings from the Central Asian Village near Dongdaemun.
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