Dongdaemun History and Culture Park

Dongdaemun Market featuring markets, street scenes and nightlife

Dongdaemun History and Culture Park

This sizable commercial district is home to a staggering number of shopping malls, specialty stores and traditional Korean marketplaces.

To cover Dongdaemun Market in a week, let alone a day, is virtually impossible. The commercial district is made up of about 26 malls, 30,000 stores and 50,000 manufacturers, all spread over 10 city blocks. You can find almost anything you need here, including fabrics and jewellery, sporting goods and toys. Discount fashion items are a specialty, and both locals and tourists come here to buy clothes.

A trip to Dongdaemun can be overwhelming, so pick up a map and get familiar with the layout. The complex is divided in two by the main street. Section 1 is on the same side as Doosan Tower. Here, the shopping malls are generally more geared to tourists. Money exchanges and English-speaking help desks are readily available, and items can be bought individually, rather than in bulk. Doosan Tower, Migliore and Hello apM are three of the major shopping malls.

Section 2 is focused more on wholesale items, though it’s still worth visiting if you have the time. Big fashion malls on this side of the street include Designer's Club, Migliore Valley and Nuzzon. Note, however, there are generally no fitting rooms, and refunds and exchanges may not be guaranteed.

Booklovers should go to the first floor of Pyeonghwa Market, where it’s possible to buy secondhand and rare English language books. You can also expect decent discounts.

For good cuisine, head to Mukja Golmok, a street packed with restaurants serving soup, fishcakes and grilled fish.

To get to Dongdaemun Market, take the subway to Dongdaemun History & Culture Park, or to Dongdaemun. Most stores in Dongdaemun Market are open from mid-morning to late afternoon, although some are open 24 hours. The majority of outlets are closed Mondays and public holidays.

Top 10 Hotels Near Dongdaemun History and Culture Park

LOTTE City Hotel Myeongdong
LOTTE City Hotel Myeongdong
4 out of 5
362, Samil-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul, 100-220
The price is S$85 per night from 29 May to 30 May
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Reviewed on 10 May,2022

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ENA Suite Hotel Namdaemun
ENA Suite Hotel Namdaemun
4 out of 5
36, Sejong-daero 11-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul, 04513
The price is S$85 per night from 12 Jun to 13 Jun
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Seoul. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and valet parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,664 reviews)
"The location was great, right near City Hall station and only about 10 minutes (by walk) to myeongdong, a popular shopping area! :)"

Reviewed on 13 May,2022

ENA Suite Hotel Namdaemun
The Shilla Seoul
The Shilla Seoul
5 out of 5
249, Dongho-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul, 04605
The price is S$359 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Seoul. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,059 reviews)
"Hotel itself was great, but the CVS was too far to walk to."

Reviewed on 18 Mar,2022

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Uljiro Co-Op Residence
Uljiro Co-Op Residence
3 out of 5
246, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul
The price is S$46 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Uljiro Co-Op Residence
LOTTE City Hotel Myeongdong
LOTTE City Hotel Myeongdong
4 out of 5
362, Samil-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul, 100-220
The price is S$85 per night from 29 May to 30 May
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ENA Suite Hotel Namdaemun
ENA Suite Hotel Namdaemun
4 out of 5
36, Sejong-daero 11-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul, 04513
The price is S$85 per night from 12 Jun to 13 Jun
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The Shilla Seoul
The Shilla Seoul
5 out of 5
249, Dongho-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul, 04605
The price is S$359 per night from 23 May to 24 May
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Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun Hotels & Residences
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4.5 out of 5
238 Euljiro, Jung Gu, Seoul, KR, 04561
The price is S$162 per night from 24 May to 25 May
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Lotte Hotel Seoul
Lotte Hotel Seoul
5 out of 5
30, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul, 100-721
The price is S$261 per night from 22 Jun to 23 Jun
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L7 Myeongdong by LOTTE
L7 Myeongdong by LOTTE
4 out of 5
137 Toegye-ro Jung-gu, Seoul, 04537
The price is S$96 per night from 23 May to 24 May
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Nine Tree Hotel Dongdaemun
Nine Tree Hotel Dongdaemun
4 out of 5
224, Eulji-ro, Seoul, Seoul, 04561
The price is S$61 per night from 24 May to 25 May
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JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul
JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul
5 out of 5
279, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Seoul, 03198
The price is S$329 per night from 29 May to 30 May
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