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Dongdaemun Market, Seoul

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Shopping · Gift & Specialty Shop
With a few dozen malls, 30,000 specialized shops, and 50,000 manufacturers all centered around a landmark gate, Dongdaemun Market combines traditional and modern shopping. Home to the biggest clothing suppliers in the country, the market offers textiles, clothes, wedding wear, shoes, and accessories in addition to electronics, toys, and food. Shop until you drop and get some really good clothing bargains. Wholesalers come at night to pick up the latest fabrics, making this sleepless district bustle until early in the morning. Make your Seoul itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • If you go to Seoul, this is the place that you should visit as it is simply too iconic. HOWEVER, if you’re not interested in traditional stuff. and would rather see the very modern side of Seoul...  more »
  • 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.....  more »
  • Much more fun than expected. Great food. Proper cultural experience. Spicy rice cake, pan cake, live octopus, raw beef, soup dumplings, brown sugar pan cake
  • Traditional Street market. Mainly Food and clothing for sale. If you like crowds, you must be there between 12 to 4pm on a weekend.

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