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Dongdaemun Shopping Complex

Address: 289-3 Jongno 6-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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$114*
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Ranked #65 of 577 things to do in Seoul
Type: Malls, Shopping & Fashion
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Type: Malls, Shopping & Fashion
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Bangkok, Thailand
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228 reviews 228 reviews
177 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
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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San Francisco, California
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65 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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Singapore, Singapore
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222 reviews 222 reviews
95 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
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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Seoul, South Korea
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96 reviews 96 reviews
66 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The complex is massive with many different vendors inside. After a while everything starts to look the same and you find yourself overwhelmed with items. Mostly women's clothing, shoes, and accessories you will find here, but, many of the clothing is "one size fits all" which is ridiculous if you don't have the Asian figure. I found it to be... More 

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singapore
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87 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

There were quite a few shopping malls there. One was like bangkok platinum mall, where there were 5 floors of stores. Mostly selling female clothing. Didnt really get to see much of male clothing. Didnt spend so much time there also as weather was super cold there.

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Singapore, Singapore
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

When we visited on a Friday afternoon, we were surprised to find it quite empty. The things sold were quite pricey and language was a problem. Before of the low-traffic, the shopkeepers were either napping or playing with their phones...wasted our time going..

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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Place is filled with a lot of everything to shop for especially clothes. If you're a shopaholic, one day is NOT ENOUGH. The first time I came here I was overwhelmed by the place :), so I prepared a shopping list in my 2nd trip here. Made my life so much easier and I got what I wanted at a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

A ton of shopping options everywhere in the area with a lively street market open at night. Clothes should cater to all ages though they aren't exactly cheap.

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Hagatna
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17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This place is filled with different types of shooed and malls for any budget. Most of the stores are right across the art hall. It's a great place to shop. This is another area where you can bargain for cheaper prices but only do this at the small shops, not at the shopping malls.

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Iwakuni, Japan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Love shopping and if you would like to get items based on your budget, you can buy a lot. What a busy place..we came back twice to this area.

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