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Dongdaemun Shopping Complex

Dongdaemun / Sindangdong
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Address: 289-3 Jongno 6-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Wholesale market! Shoes, underwear, socks, bags, belts, food, moneychanger. Just think before you agree to buy- price conversion gets difficult at times. If shopping is not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
laguna, philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Wholesale market! Shoes, underwear, socks, bags, belts, food, moneychanger. Just think before you agree to buy- price conversion gets difficult at times. If shopping is not your thing-Then you have the historical gate and riverwalk to cover.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Lots and lots of fabrics and fashion materials one could imagine. It's like a maze. You could spend a day in there without knowing the time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

There are plenty of shopping there but some of the wholesale centre are more suitable for elderly. The ones that are more suitable for young people opens at 8pm so do take note. Dota is nice but the things are pricey.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Dongdaemun is more hip. Different from Namdaemun, Myeongdong, etc. You can see this in the type of shops and alot of young people hanging around here. Quite a fair bit of mini concerts were going on - esp singing. Pretty cool to look at. You get usual street food and restaurants here. Nice place to come and experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The choices for fashion items are just overwhelming. The food choices are not as good as the other places. Nice and cheaper place to buy souvenir items though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

There were lots of street food to explore, mini concerts outside of the mall, and just overall walking and shopping marathon! My best friend and her husband just touched down that evening from Melbourne and that was the first place we went to, together with me and my husband. Knowing that most of the malls closes at 2.30am and some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

it is the only shopping in the world that i visit where the malls are open for 24 hors 7 days a week anything you think of you can find in these complex, expensive and cheap items

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

5 or 6 complex mall places in the same area. opening from 10 am until dawn 4 am. many storey many shops in 1 mall building; All clothes seem good copied quality But a bit desserted on the day i went (Monday night on rainy day) So i am not sure what happened if i buy one. Shop owner seem... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I've read a few reviewers who said the prices were expensive and quality was not so good(???) Really?? Yes, you can spend a lot BUT you should have an idea what you want to pay for an item and comparison shop between the different vendors. Also, a lot of the items are from local designers (and Korean made - not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

If you can't sleep at night and love shopping, this is a must-go place for you! I would say this give me a very similar experience to the ones in Bangkok. Do bargain!

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Dongdaemun / Sindangdong
For shopping enthusiasts, Dongdaemun is a must visit. Enormous shopping centers – 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.