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Dongdaemun Market

Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-3398-3114
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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.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good40%
  • Average28%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“toy street” (3 reviews)
“food stalls” (11 reviews)
Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Dongdaemun / Sindangdong
+82 2-3398-3114
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If u love shopping, u will love this place. For me I’m not someone who love shopping so it’s abit boring for me. There will be good buys on the streets and some street foods as well

Thank Eric C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is our Korean BBQ trip. So we tried many Korean BBQ with different cooking tools. 今晚試了在台灣曾紅極一時的美虎東銅盤式烤肉!配著生菜沙拉和烤蛋及泡菜湯又享受了完全韓國風味的料理!

Thank David H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge market full of fabrics, trims and other crafting needs. Good fun especially if you love to sew! Check out Happy Quilt on the 5th floor, B section for cute prints. Lots of lace on the 2nd floor.

Thank Weebly2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located near Seoul City. Plenty of street stalls that sell number if products and items. There is a section that just sells only footwears. If you see this bakery place stop by! The food selections are really good. They make it fresh and on the...More

Thank Calvin N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There’re many attractive wholesale shops here. Most of them start to open from early evening, and many customers are still here even after midnight. I love shopping here and seeking good bargains.

Thank Sassasan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are many underestimated hidden wholesale stores in dongdaemun, which offer unrealistic prices for even small quantities. People just can't find them due to the stores' poor marketing abilities. Instead of the big fancy dept stores, try walking thru the allies near dongdaemun station and...More

Thank Melissa K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clothes market: Endless shopping of korean style clothing, mostly only one size. I'm an European size 38, which translates into a korean XXXL. The bargaining was mostly fun, as they are competitive with each other as they sell many of the same goods. Toy/stationary market:...More

Thank evil_angel07
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if you travel to Korea for Work and no time for shopping, just go to Dongdaemun in the Evening. They are open until 5-6am so you can do those extra shopping. Street foods are everywhere but cant find HALAL foods. Wholesale district. buy in bulk!!...More

Thank Syazzy I
Reviewed 6 November 2017

You go here to shop and you don't regret it there are endless markets and malls some with opening hours from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m. so virtually many shoppers keep on shopping till last hours of taking flight out from Seoul . Great variety...More

Thank pilgrim_gsa
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for affordable/cheap finds from clothes to bags to blankets to socks etc, Dongdaemun is the perfect place for you. You can even request to mix and match the bulk items ie 10 pairs of socks bundled together for the price of...More

Thank jdjoann
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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Rachel L
23 November 2017|
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Response from Neda S | Reviewed this property |
No...its nor closed. it's a huge place so maybe some part is closed do to winter but I really don't think the whole place can be closed. although other markets are easier to find and to shop-eat-experience... This one is to... More
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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