Shopping in Dongdaemun

Seoul Travel Guides / November 28, 2016
Shopping in Dongdaemun Image credit: Kaizer Rangwala

Fashionistas will find your heaven at Dongdaemun, a large wholesale and retail shopping district in Seoul. The wow factors there come from not only the fashion stuff but also the street food and the super vibrant atmosphere.


  • A huge shopping paradise with vast shopping options: Imagine an area with 5 shopping districts filled with 26 shopping malls, 30,000 specialty shops and a night market. Whether you want to buy just a few items or purchase in bulk, Dongdaemun always welcomes you.
  • Domestic Korean fashion is the main focus of Dongdaemun business life: The place can feed your wardrobe high quality Korean-made clothes. Most fashion items sold there come from the warehouses of 50,000 manufacturers in the area.
  • Dongdaemun night market is where to hunt for the best bargains: The best deals on clothes and shoes are waiting for you at the night market, which is bustling with activity from 10pm to 5am everyday.
  • Fashion shoes are the real star of the show: Among the abundance of products on offer, shoes are the most sought-after items. Shoppers love to buy shoes there because the designs are fashionable, the prices are cheap, and the quality is good. Note that most of the shoes are in average Asian sizes.

What are on offer: Clothes, shoes, bags, fashion accessories, fabric, clothing materials, wedding products, household goods, electronics, leather goods, sporting goods, office supplies, pet products and toys.

Opening hours: 10:00 – 05:00

How to get there: Take Subway Line 2, 4, or 5, get off at Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station then take Exit 14. Or Subway Line 1 or 4, get off at Dongdaemun Station then take Exit 8 or 9.

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