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Dongdaemun Market

This vast commercial district is a shopper's paradise with its many malls, boutiques and specialist shops sitting happily alongside traditional Korean market places.

A shopaholic’s dream, Dongdaemun Market is the largest commercial district in Seoul. Consisting of a staggering 30,000 shops, 50,000 manufacturers and 26 shopping centres, it is spread over an area that covers 10 blocks. You could spend weeks in Dongdaemun Market and not see everything it has to offer! You can pick up virtually anything at the market, including clothes, jewellery, electronics and toys, often at bargain prices.

If you want to get the most out of your visit to Dongdaemun Market, it’s worth taking the time to plan beforehand. The market is separated into two distinct areas. Section 1 is a more regular shopping experience while Section 2 focuses on wholesale. You can find Section 1 on the same side as the Doosan Tower, and the presence of English-speaking help desks make this an easier option for tourists. Three of the big shopping centres here are Migliore, Hello apM and Doosan Tower.

Section 2 is aimed at those looking to buy items in bulk, but is still worth a visit for its bargain shopping centres like Designer’s Club and Nuzzon, which offer great fashion items at low prices. As this is a wholesale shopping area, you can’t count on finding fitting rooms, but it all just adds to the experience!

Pyeongwha Market is home to a vast selection of books, including rare English language and second-hand books. Head to the first floor and get rummaging for some fantastically discounted reads! All that shopping is bound to make you hungry, so stop by nearby Mukja Golmok Street, which is packed with restaurants and stalls serving up tasty Korean classic dishes.

Dongdaemun Market is easily reached via subway – get off at Dongdaemun History and Culture Park or Dongdaemum. Opening hours are generally from mid-morning to early evening, although a few stores operate 24 hours a day. Most stores are closed Mondays and public holidays.


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LOTTE City Hotel Myeongdong NZ$93
LOTTE City Hotel Myeongdong

LOTTE City Hotel Myeongdong

362, Samil-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Myeongdong, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Seoul City Hall, Namdaemun Market and Gwanghwamun. Gyeongbok Palace is 1.3 mi (2 km) away. Euljilo 3-ga Station is 6 minutes by foot and Euljiro 1-ga Station is 8 minutes.

    The Shilla Seoul NZ$455
    The Shilla Seoul

    The Shilla Seoul

    249, Dongho-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Jung-gu, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Namsan Park, Korea House and Dongdaemun Design Plaza. Dongdaemun History and Culture Park and Dongdaemun History & Culture Park are also within 1 mile (2 km). Dongguk University Station is only a 4-minute walk and Yaksu Station is 13 minutes.

      Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun Hotels & Residences NZ$183
      Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun Hotels & Residences

      Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun Hotels & Residences

      238 Euljiro, Jung Gu, Seoul, KR
         
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Jung-gu, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Dongdaemun Design Plaza and Goodmorning City. Dongdaemun History and Culture Park and Doota Mall are also within 10 minutes. Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station is only a 5-minute walk and Euljiro 4-ga Station is 7 minutes.

        Hotel PJ Myeongdong NZ$86
        Hotel PJ Myeongdong

        Hotel PJ Myeongdong

        71, Mareunnae-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Jung-gu, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Korea House and Cheonggyecheon. Myeongdong Street and Namsan Park are also within 15 minutes. Euljilo 3-ga Station is 5 minutes by foot and Chungmuro Station is 6 minutes.

          Hotel Skypark Kingstown Dongdaemun NZ$96
          Hotel Skypark Kingstown Dongdaemun

          Hotel Skypark Kingstown Dongdaemun

          20, Jangchungdan-ro 13-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Jongno, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hyundai City Outlet, Gwangjang Traditional Market and Naksan Park. Marronnier Park and Bukchon Hanok Village are also within 3 mi (5 km). Dongdaemun Station is 8 minutes by foot and Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station is 11 minutes.

            JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul NZ$254
            JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul

            JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul

            279, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Seoul
               
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Jongno, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Heunginjimun, Doota Mall and Migliore Mall. Pyounghwa Market and Dongdaemun History and Culture Park are also within 10 minutes. Dongdaemun Station is only a 2-minute walk and Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station is 8 minutes.

              Uljiro CO-OP Residence NZ$57
              Uljiro CO-OP Residence

              Uljiro CO-OP Residence

              246, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Seoul
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Jung-gu, this aparthotel is steps away from Dongdaemun Design Plaza and Dongdaemun History & Culture Park. Dongdaemun History and Culture Park and Cheonggyecheon are also within 10 minutes. Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station is only a 3-minute walk and Euljiro 4-ga Station is 8 minutes.

                HOTEL Migliore Seoul
                HOTEL Migliore Seoul

                HOTEL Migliore Seoul

                14F Migliore 263, Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Jongno, this hotel is steps away from Doota Mall, Dongdaemun History and Culture Park and Dongdaemun History & Culture Park. Dongdaemun Design Plaza and Cheonggyecheon are also within 5 minutes. Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station and Dongdaemun Station are within a 5-minute walk.