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Dongdaemun Market, Seoul

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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. Plan my trip to Seoul with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • This market and the surrounding shops are worth visiting, good to just see see look look. Prices are slightly more expensive than other areas in Seoul. The same item you may have to pay extra 1000 to ...  more »
  • For more travel and food journey on Instagram @oppakuliner I'm not gonna back here for sure! They're known really well as the reference if you want to go shopping at Seoul but the fact they're not wel...  more »
  • Huge buildings full of clothing and textiles and outside lots of street food vendors. Worth a visit but go in the evening as the market doesn't get up to speed until later. Lots of locals there shoppi...  more »
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  • 24 hours for travelers. It is very handy to visit. There are so many restaurants people can easily find and visit, moreover, there are not only Korean food but also foreign cuisine. Especially, bistros have been showing up in recent years, they are needed by late-night travelers, so the variety of bistros are also the speciality for Seoul. You should set here as the last stop in a day, because here will represent the charming in night time.
  • Shopoholic heaven!! Stores of various sizes plying their trade. Lots of trendy fashion stuff in the malls and along the streets. Truly bargains galore. Pleasant experience made even more memorable by the honest and polite vendors.
  • It's an amazingly diverse market. You can get different variety of things from clothes to electronic items to food items, seafood fruits etc. Sunday's are special as there are street markets where you can get stuff at most reasonable rates or sometimes at a great bargain.
  • There are at least 5 shopping malls in this location. Not the cheapest place to shop for clothes. If I am on budget shopping I won't buy from this area. But a great place to hang around and do some sightseeing.
  • Amazing place for fabrics and its products. You won't go out of there
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