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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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“toy street”(3 reviews)
“food stalls”(12 reviews)
Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Dongdaemun / Sindangdong
+82 2-3398-3114
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All reviews toy street food stalls shopping complex wholesale shops cultural park huge market buy things home country lower price local snacks huge complex shop owners love shopping for sale korean fashion night market walking distance
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank MBMatt1147
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Marie-Catherine L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although it is a 24 hours market/shops/malls, when I went there at 10pm, the individual shops were closed. Only shops in the malls were open. I guess you have to go at daytime. Most shops are wholesaler. So you got to buy in bigger quantities,...More

2  Thank LucySpore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went for the 3rd time today and it was so big I got lost. You can spend the whole day walking around and see something new along the way. The first two times I came was late at night. Daytime for me was better...More

4  Thank eccles098
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Promoted a being open 24/7, was however pretty much fully closed at 7pm when we arrived, very disappointing

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 13 September 2018

not your typical street market. check out the different herbs available. Good to go if you want to see a different, perhaps more traditional side of korea

Thank colin1201
Reviewed 4 September 2018

The market actually consist of a large area encompassing multiple malls and streets lines with wholesale shops. Note that they are mainly selling in bulk, hence asking for a single piece will get you the NO-NO answer...or they hike up the price REALLY high. It...More

5  Thank cath1110
Reviewed 6 August 2018

There are few restaurants which are hiding in between of the alleys. I have tried out 2 of it and found the one near to public toilet and run by all "ajiman" taste best.

2  Thank weeming
Reviewed 20 July 2018

My goodness, what a huge market and it first opened in 1905 and has grown bigger ever since. It consists of over 20 shopping malls in 10 blocks, 30,000 specialty shops and 50,000 manufacturers. We saw about 50 shops in a row all selling tools...More

2  Thank palawanismyhome
Reviewed 11 July 2018

This is a huge market and I would really suggest you to plan in advance what you want to get and also an approximate idea about how it should look or what it should look like, or at least what you like! :). It is...More

4  Thank Marie A
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Dongdaemun / Sindangdong
For shopping enthusiasts, Dongdaemun is a must visit.
Enormous shopping centres – stacked with multiple
levels of boutique and independent shops – offer the
latest in Korean fashion, cosmetics, accessories, and
other goods while prices are relatively low. The night
shopping (between late night and early morning) is
particularly well known here, making Dongdaemun a
place where you can literally shop until you drop. If
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Annie N
22 October 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
28 September 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
1 September 2018|
Response from palawanismyhome | Reviewed this property |
From the malls return to Cheonggyecheon , which is the rive below street level. The market is along the road by the river and the side streets. Walk westwards
Benazir S
18 May 2018|
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Response from shinninaw | Reviewed this property |
If u hv only one day i guess myungdong is better for ur first trip in kr, cuz u can buy both skin care n garments, its easier for u
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