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Dongdaemun Market

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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.
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  • Average30%
  • Poor5%
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“food stalls”(13 reviews)
“toy street”(3 reviews)
Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-3398-3114
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All reviews food stalls toy street shopping complex wholesale shops cultural park huge market endless shopping korean fashion local snacks home country huge complex love shopping shop owners for sale lots of shops great shopping wear comfortable shoes
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate lunch at Dongdaemun Market. We ate pig feet, tteokboki and fish cake soup. This is not recommended for people who have weak stomach. The food is not fancy. But it’s cheaper than the restaurants around. There’s no English speaking zone here. Hehehe. Good...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank keeshias
Reviewed January 3, 2019

Korean local brands of clothing, luggage, handbags, misc items are available in Doota Mall. Price is very reasonable and variety to choose. also a bunch of street food eateries around. I really enjoyed the shopping and the quality of the items

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Venkatesh R
Reviewed December 25, 2018

Enjoyed our visit here, and a great place to stop if you are looking for souvenirs and shopping! Lots of street stalls, also a few food stalls.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank elysedunn
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Awesome market... make sure bring your empty stomach... because they have great food as well... lots of fabrics and great shopping as well.. love it!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank b4d1l
Reviewed December 10, 2018

Not too much variety, average prices. Many floors fulls with the same products. Most stuff can be found in the US cheaper.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank GAAAG9
Reviewed November 24, 2018

One of the best markets in Seoul. If you're a fashionista, this is a place you must visit. There's flea market area, as well as indoors shopping malls if it's too windy, too cold or too hot outside. One mall didn't open till 8 pm!...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Khushi C
Reviewed November 14, 2018

This is one of the places that you have to visit when you are in Seoul. It has a lots of Korean Fabric to choose from and lots of clothing line for those into fashion. It is recommended to spend minimum 2-3 hours. Its such...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank TShahrizam
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Went mostly to Milgore and Good morning, APM, rest of mall seems to be ghost town, short for some tour group and i think the locas mostly go for the retail side. we exit from DPP station and walk towards Dongdaemun station, but most of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank gevinchoo
Reviewed October 18, 2018

Went here at night, lots of clothing shops. Few food vendors, which all smelt good! Lots of shops to see!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MBMatt1147
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Textile amateurs: you will find everything here! Beautiful printed Korean fabrics, everything from needles to buttons to tailors! I find it fascinating. Enjoy!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Marie-Catherine L
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October 31, 2018|
Response from cath1110 | Reviewed this property |
The ‘market’ covers a large area and compose of multiple shopping malls. I think just by walking around the area and shops by yourself you would be able to glimpse the transactions and price haggling(though not in English... More
October 22, 2018|
Response from Marie-Catherine L | Reviewed this property |
Hello Annie! I know the market - or most of its shops at least - are closed on Mondays. I didn't go during the evening, although I got this hint from a touristic website: "the area stays open from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 a.m... More
September 28, 2018|
Response from palawanismyhome | Reviewed this property |
Go to Dongdaemun Shopping Complex, which is just next to JW Marriot Hotel near Dongdaemun Subway Station. So many different fabrics here and you buy per meter or yard. Fabric starts about 6000 won a yard and it is closed on... More