Dongdaemun Market

Shopping Area in Seoul

Dongdaemun Market is South Korea’s largest wholesale and retail shopping district, attracting hordes of local shoppers and tourists with its vast array of inexpensive goods, Korean delicacies, and street snacks as well as unique cultural events and fashion shows.

There are about 26 shopping malls, 30,000 speciality shops, and 50,000 manufacturer selling silks and fabric, clothes, shoes, jewellery, books, accessories, leather goods, sports equipment, toys, electronics, and stationaries. Open all year long, Dongdaemun Market’s popularity is due to the fact that you can purchase practically everything you need at very reasonable prices, within one convenient location, and at any time of the day.

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The most popular shopping centres in Myeongdong Market include Migliore, Designer’s Club, and the upmarket Lotte Fitin Mall while Doota (or Doosan Tower) is fitted with a massive outdoor concert hall, where fashion shows, concerts, modelling competitions, and classical Korean music performances are held.
Book lovers and bargain hunters will also delight in Dongdaemun Market’s second-hand book street, which is set on the first floor of Pyeonghwa Fashion Town. Many of the bookstores here have been operating for more than 30 years, offering extensive collections of rare publication, novels, poetry, essays, magazines, and foreign language titles at affordable prices.

Visitors can also enjoy an abundance of Korean street food here, particularly at the Mukja Golmok food alley. Set between Dongdaemun Market and Jongno District, must-try delicacies in this popular dining hub include gimbap (seaweed rice rolls), sundae (stuffed pig’s intestines), fish cakes, and Korean chicken soup. When the sun sets in Dongdaemun Market, the entire area transforms into a lively nightlife spot where various festivities, music and dance performances, fashion shows take place.
Offering ample shopping, entertainment, nightlife, and dining opportunities in one convenient location, Dongdaemun Market is an iconic Seoul landmark that no visitor should leave out on their travel itinerary.

Dongdaemun Market

  • Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 05:00
  • Tel: +822 2236 9135
  • Train: Dongdaemun Station
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