Dongdaemun Market
Categories: Shopping

Neighborhood: Euljiro

Euljiro 6ga


South Korea

Local Language Address: 서울시 중구 을지로6가


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Tongdaemun other wise known as Dongdaemun Market in the Seoul Jongno district is a around the clock wholesale and retail mega marketplace consisting of thirty shopping centers, fifty thousand wholesale shops, and about thirty thousand retail stores. The marketplace is known for being the biggest shopping center in the whole or South Korea covering over ten blocks of streets filled with stores that offer anything and everything one could think of buying. Dongdaemun Market was previously open only at night that opened from 1 AM to 1 PM. The growing demand over the years prompted store owners to operate with longer hours. Many stores are open all throughout the day but some are open only from 10 in the morning until 5 AM. The majority of shops do not open on holidays and on Mondays. Dongdaemun Market is divided into two sections; the first subdivision is where one can find the Doosan Tower and the other area is by Dongdaemun Stadium. The first section offers both wholesale and retail merchandise where one can conveniently find store staffs who speak English, currency exchange shops and an Information helpdesk. Fraya Town, Migliore, Hello apM and Doosan Tower are some of the shopping malls within this section. The malls often organize special evening events where people can enjoy performances and join in the fun and dance on stage. The KITA (Korea International Trade Association) helpdesk at the basement level of Fraya Town offers assistance in English, Japanese, Chinese and Russian from 7 AM until 7 PM on Mondays through Saturdays. The 2nd section of the Dongdaemun Market is where one can find bulk selling shops. Majority of stores here do not operate all day. The wholesale shops are busiest in the evening so try to avoid the so called rush hour from 10 PM until 4 AM. Also, be sure to check each item because refunds and exchanges are not assured. Migliore Valley, Gwanghee Fashion, Designer’s Club, Nuzzon, Heungin Stardom and Jeil Lyeonghwa are some of the major players in this section.

TYPE: Shopping Districts

Price Range: Not Sure

Attire: Casual

Takes Reservations: Not Sure

Parking: Street

Takeout: Not Sure

Delivers: Not Sure

Accept Credit Cards: Not Sure

Good For Groups: Not Sure

Good For Kids: Not Sure

Waiter Service: Not Sure

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