We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dongdaemun Shopping Complex

289-3 Jongno 6-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
and up
Ranked #15 of 312 Shopping in Seoul
Type: Malls, Shopping
Attraction details
Type: Malls, Shopping
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Write a Review

273 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Iwakuni, Japan
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rehovot, Israel
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
46 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This area is mainly dedicated for shoppers, as it is packed with different malls, in tall modern buildings. They look nice at night. Since we're not interested too much with shopping, we found this area less interesting than Myeong Dong, which had pedestrian streets. It's a good place to buy souvenirs. There's a Tourist Information booth on the main street,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dongducheon, South Korea
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We and my wife come here often during the day but this was our first time coming at night to attend the midnight market. Holy Moly this place is ridiculous at night. A different world of shopping. Go down the alleys by the stream and those buildings are happening. People with huge shopping bags dragging the ground. Got to save... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
80 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

There are 5 shopping centres around here. Give the ones the both ends a miss and visit the 3 in between. You will not regret, it's huge with small individual stalls that sells quality korean clothings at cut-throat prices. If you don't like to bargain, only visit stalls that have price tags prominently displayed on all merchandise. If you are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Jakarta, Indonesia
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I came to this place around 6 PM, I directly went to 2nd floor to purchase some souvenirs. You can find any Korean souvenirs such as key holder, plate, fridge magnet, wallet, t-shirt, dolls, chop stick, post card and any others traditional souvenirs. Surprisingly the owner and employee of this shop can speak Indonesian fluently. They also accept Indonesia USD... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, Singapore
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The wholesale pricing here is higher than those shops in night markets. Maybe they know we are tourists and jacked up the prices, however the price tagged states otherwise. Nothing much to see, just enjoy how business is done.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

My first trip to Seoul, & Dongdaemun comes up often as "The" shopping complex to go to for serious shopping. Before anything, please note that Dongdaemu is NOT the place to go to for global designer brands. Instead, its the place to go to for Local Korean designer brands and for those wanting to satisfy a Knock-off craving. There are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
27 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The shopping possibilities are endless in this area. It might be difficult to find the places that sells items to your liking among all the rest. What I did not like was the loud music banging from each store.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
19 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I went to Dongdaemun because I am totally into crafts, sewing, fabrics etc. Well, the experience was quite traumatic. On the one side you may rejoice at the sight of trillions of ribbons, buttons and fabrics, then you realise that hardly any price is on display and that the sellers will make up some price just for you and will... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Dongdaemun Shopping Complex also viewed


Been to Dongdaemun Shopping Complex? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Dongdaemun Shopping Complex staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?