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288, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03119, South Korea
Dongdaemun / Sindangdong
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 January 2009

Dongdaemun was a well visited spot in my stay in Seoul. Often we would go late at night (after midnight) and shop because everything goes to half price. Shoes, accessories, purses, jewelry, etc. are all great to shop for. ATMs are all around, and there...More

7  Thank seouloving
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Reviewed 16 September 2005

Greetings, Dong Dae Moon is a great place to find a bargain. It is somewhat like a wholesale market but the vendors will sell to anyone. English is not widely spoken. There are great buys in clothing. Beware though in that the clothes are tailored...More

13  Thank vanwahlgren
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

Got to check out Dongdaemun gate during the day. The area is good to explore. At night, it is lit up nicely.

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Reviewed 6 October 2018

We did not have chance to visit during the day so popped by in the evening to wander around the outside. It was beautifully lit up and looked magnificent. It is a little tricky to get over to, due to its location in the middle...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2018

Dongdaemun is a wonderful area in Seoul to explore, one special feature of the area is Heunginjimun Gate or East Gate. This version of the gate was built in 1869, the original was built in 1396 and was the main gate of four of the...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

The gate is the only one in Seoul which has a semi circular wall at the back and the image has been on quite a few guidebooks etc. It's a shame you can't walk through it and can only admire it from outside. If you...More

Thank doofvfood
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Its good historical site, very clean surrounding and informational details added advantage to know the place better. You can also visit near by underground market with affordable prices. There is one art museum also to visit nearby. Uploading photos.

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Reviewed 23 June 2018

However, apart from being an important monument, the Dongdaemun Gate is also an integral part of today's city. It is lively and vibrant in the context of the modern City and bustles with life.

1  Thank Perry B
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Looks lovely in the evening opposite to Marriott hotel. The square is pretty busy and well lit. Love walking around the area with places to shop and eat.

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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Historic gate. Close to markets. Seems to be fenced off. Part of the old wall is here. Can walk along the wall

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

This seems strange set on the middle of a road intersection Given all the other similar structures in the city you could give it a miss but if you are nearby it is worth a look and a piccy or two

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

This is Dongdaemun gate, you will see it as you walk out from the station in Dongdaemun area . The gate stands out among the modern building , it's historical architecture was well preserved.

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Dongdaemun / Sindangdong
For shopping enthusiasts, Dongdaemun is a must visit.
Enormous shopping centres – stacked with multiple
levels of boutique and independent shops – offer the
latest in Korean fashion, cosmetics, accessories, and
other goods while prices are relatively low. The night
shopping (between late night and early morning) is
particularly well known here, making Dongdaemun a
place where you can literally shop until you drop. If
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