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Dongdaemun Market

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Dongdaemun Market

336 Reviews
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This full-day tour offers a comprehensive overview of Seoul and is an excellent choice for first-time visitors. Highlights include Gyeongbokgung Palace, Tongin Market, Insadong, Gwangjang Market, and Cheonggyecheon, a man-made eco-waterway built on the site of a former stream. You won’t go hungry on this tour—lunch and dinner are included.
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rememr wrote a review Aug 2020
Singapore, Singapore653 contributions116 helpful votes
I'm reviewing the Dongdaemun area as a whole, there are various malls located here which are meant for wholesale shopping, though they can be quite pricey depending on the malls and stores you visit. Tops can range from USD 20 to 100+. Discount given for multiple pieces, needs bargaining. Just to state a few: (Day) Hello APM (Night) Dongdaemun Design Plaza, DDP Fashion Mall I recommend you to research which mall to visit depending on your style and budget preference.
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Date of experience: February 2020
TranAnh2407 wrote a review Apr 2020
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam103 contributions2 helpful votes
I love this night market, you can buy yummy foods and many good clothes. I myself found my favorite hat here. Recommend for everyone!
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Date of experience: October 2019
Culinary-Consultants wrote a review Jan 2020
Ferrara, Italy3,461 contributions539 helpful votes
I have to admit that as a professional chef I thought I was going to have a revelation moment or a culinary epiphany when I entered the market. But to my disappointment South Koreans do not amount in products, creativity and flavors to their Chinese and Japanese counterparts. The basic basket of Asian products are all here to elaborate diverse preparations, but in the stands where the ready food is exposed thee has been nothing that has amounted to a bold attractive; not eve exotic flavor like in Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines or Malaysia. South Koreans eat either hundreds of Kimchi foods which are extremely salty, or too spicy or too acidic. But not that subtle balance that Vietnamese have or the bold flavors of Chinese. I am a bit disappointed of this particular market and its cuisine, but nonetheless we took pictures and share them with you a s apart of our review. Good luck there.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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kurei87 wrote a review Dec 2019
Singapore, Singapore119 contributions36 helpful votes
There are plenty of wholesale stuffs over there but what really caught our eye the last time round was their national towel = SongWol The whole area is quite compact thus strollers might have some issues there but Koreans were very polite and gave way to us most of the time so it was fine for us
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Date of experience: December 2019
Teacher Arlette wrote a review Nov 2019
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A couple of stops from myeongdong where we stayed before reaching Dongdaemun. there is a lot of walking especially if you are not familiar with the area as we are tourists. Lots of merchandise and it will come out less expensive when bought wholesale. There are several specialty stores as well (such as those for fashion accessories, cooking and baking needs, etc)
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Date of experience: October 2019
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