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Dongdaemun History & Culture Park

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Dongdaemun / Sindangdong
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Address: 15 Deoksugung-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-739, South Korea
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Good mix of history and contemporary

Good mix of history: the old city walls in Seoul and the contemporary: the Dongdaemun Design Plaza. Recommended!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Quack H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good mix of history: the old city walls in Seoul and the contemporary: the Dongdaemun Design Plaza. Recommended!

Thank Quack H
Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Totally a "city park" with high-rises of the Dongdaemun area in the close vicinity, this is not much of a place for relaxation & recreation but worth stopping by while in the very-lively (especially in the evening) Dongdaemun area around the big intersection of Jangchungdan-ro & Eulji-ro streets (where the Park is on one side of the intersection) which definitely... More 

Thank Myo M
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A modern park that has been designed and built in a very modern forward thinking idea. It is quite a pleasant place to spend a bit of time walking round, a good few photo opportunities. I went inside and walked around some of the shops, but wasn't that impressed with the shops, but it was quite busy, so I suspect... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Lot of art structures. A lot of fashion and shopping available for cheap prices. Beautiful area of Seoul

Thank Samuel D
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Dongdaemun area is huge and consists of Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Dongdaemun walking street, Doota Mall and etc. You can see some performances at night in that area and some teens might dancing and singing along the roadside. All places are reachable by foot.

1 Thank thepaulhere
Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

It is a beautiful historical and culture park, the arts are beautiful, it is a place I want to spend an afternoon at

1 Thank Ella L
Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Realy modern and Nice . Perfect Place to catch the metro Delicious restaurants Nice Thinks to see also by night

1 Thank Qentis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

it's ok but don't expect much as far as cultural or the so called museum it's more of shops and restaurants and dedicated to fashion but a nice place to watch people and relax

1 Thank leroy n
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

The building itself looks amazing! I was quite rush and only visit one lab and apart of outdoor area, but all are very attractive. A must place to visit I think!

1 Thank Trang N
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Centered with an amazing plaza (Dongdaemun Design Plaza) there is much to see in terms of history, culture, shopping, and eating. DDP has all this already, but the surrounding area offers even more.

1 Thank theschuay86

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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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