Dongdaemun Market: 10 Best Shopping Malls, Location Map, Nearby Hotel Picks & Attractions
Dongdaemun Station (line 1/4, exit 8). 5 mins walk.
Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station (line 2/4/5, exit 14). 1 min walk.
Dongdaemun Market (/Dongdaemun Shopping Street) is Korea’s largest wholesale and retail shopping district featuring 26 shopping malls, 30,000 speciality shops and 50,000 manufacturers.
All kinds of goods can be found at Dongdaemun Market including clothes, shoes, accessories, electronics, leather goods, sporting goods, silks, etc.
Dongdaemun fashion malls generally have 8 to 11 floors and open till 'late' in the morning (like 5am!) of the next day. You can buy everything you need at a reasonable price. There are newer malls that offers high quality products, at higher prices as well.
Top 10 Shopping Malls at Dongdaemun Market
(by order of location)
1. Doota Mall
Latest and hottest fashion trends at hundreds of stores across 7 floors (B2-5F), including designer shops, select shops, luxury brand stores, cafes, food court and restaurants. On-site tax refund service available.
Doota Mall 두타몰
☗서울 중구 장충단로 275 두산타워빌딩 | Doosan Tower Building, 275 Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
⬤10:30 - 24:00 daily
2. Hyundai Department Store Duty Free
Located on 6-13F of the Doosan Tower Building is Hyundai Department Store Duty Free Dongdaemun. You can shop for mid to luxury clothing, trendy K-fashion brands and K-cosmetics.
Hyundai Department Store Duty Free Dongdaemun 현대백화점면세점 동대문점
☗서울 중구 장충단로 275 두산타워빌딩 | 6-13F, Doosan Tower Building, 275 Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
⬤12:30 - 21:00
3. Hyundai City Outlets
12 floors of shopping experience including fashion, beauty, lifestyle, sports & outdoor, restaurants, food & grocery, CGV Theater, etc.
Hyundai City Outlets Dongdaemun 현대시티아울렛 동대문점
☗서울 중구 장충단로13길 20 | 20 Jangchungdan-ro 13-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
⬤10:30 - 21:00 (Mon-Thu) / 10:30 - 21:30 (Fri-Sun)
Clothing fashion mall for the young.
☗서울특별시 중구 장충단로 263 (을지로6가) | 263, Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
⬤10:30 - 2:00. Closed every Mondays.
5. Hello apM
Fresh young styles and low prices.
Hello apM 헬로에이피엠
☗서울특별시 중구 장충단로 253 (을지로6가) | 253, Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
⬤10:20 - 1:00. Closed every Tuesdays.
6. apM Place (Wholesale)
Wholesale (min. pieces required) mall with 10 floors (B2-8F) of women's wear and accessories. Nice interior and diverse fashion collections.
apM Place 에이피엠 플레이스
☗서울 중구 을지로 276 | 276 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
⬤20:00 - 5:00. Closed every Saturdays.
See map below on the free shuttle bus service and operating hours between apM Place and apM Luxe/apM, Dongdaemun.
7. DDP Fashion Mall (Wholesale)
DDP Fashion Mall has 3 floors of women's wear with Seoul Metropolitan Government, Fashion academy, Seoul Fashion Creative Studio, etc occupying 4-5F. DDP stands for Dongdaemun Design Plaza.
DDP Fashion Mall DDP패션몰 (formerly U:US)
☗서울특별시 중구 마장로 22 (신당동) | 22, Majang-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
⬤20:10 - 05:00. Closed every Fridays, Saturdays & Public Holidays.
8. apM Luxe (Wholesale)
This shopping mall in Dongdaemun has 6 floors and 2 basement floors of women wear, shoes, bags and accessories.
apM Luxe 에이피엠럭스
☗서울특별시 중구 신당동 199-17 | 199-17 Shindang-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul
⬤20:00 - 5:00. Closed every Fridays & Saturdays.
See map below on the free shuttle bus service and operating hours between apM Luxe/apM and apM Place, Dongdaemun.
9. apM (Wholesale)
8 floors (including basement) of women and men fashion.
☗서울특별시 중구 신당동 198-3 | 198-3, Shindang-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul
⬤20:00 - 5:00. Closed every Fridays & Saturdays.
See map below on the free shuttle bus service and operating hours between apM/apM Luxe and apM Place, Dongdaemun.
The only wholesale and retail fashion mall in Dongdaemun.
☗서울특별시 중구 마장로 3 (신당동) | 3, Majang-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
⬤10:00 - 5:00 (Mon-Fri) / 10:00 - 17:00 (Sat) / 20:00 - 5:00 (Sun) / 18:00 - 20:00 (breaktime)
Updates on Other Shopping Malls at Dongdaemun Market
1. Goodmorning City
Large-scale shopping mall conveniently connected to subway station. However, news in early 2023 mentioned that Good Morning City is ready to be transformed into an office space. People generally visit Goodmorning City now for its Jjimjilbang (Korean Spa) - Sparex Sauna 스파렉스 굿모닝시티점 (B3), bowling alley (5F) or Dongdaemun Megabox (9F).
Goodmorning City 굿모닝시티
☗서울특별시 중구 장충단로 247 (을지로6가) | 247, Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
⬤10:30 - 1:00. Closed every Tuesdays.
2. Lotte FITIN
Directly connected to subway station. 11 floors of shopping experience, including domestic fashion brands & Hi Mart electronics store, restaurants, cafe, food court and concert hall.
Lotte FITIN 롯데피트인 [CLOSED in Dec 2020]
☗서울특별시 중구 을지로 264 (을지로6가) | 264, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
Recommended Hotels near Dongdaemun Shopping Street
Here are the accommodation hot picks at Dongdaemun Shopping Street that are within 7 mins walk to the nearest subway stations, Dongdaemun History & Culture Park (line 2, 4 & 5) & Dongdaemun (line 1 & 4).
a) Sotetsu Hotels The Splaisir Seoul Dongdaemun
★★★★ | 8.9 Review Rating
Hotel with best review rating and located within 1 min walk from Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station, exit 9. It is also near to subway station's exit 10, the pick up and drop off location for most day tours in Seoul. Airport Limousine Bus (#6702) stops in front of the hotel as well.
b) Toyoko Inn Seoul Dongdaemun II
★★★ | 8.6 Review Rating
Located next to Sotetsu Hotels The Splaisir Seoul Dongdaemun with Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station, exit 4 directly in front of hotel. Affordable room rates inclusive of breakfast. 7-Eleven convenience store is next to the hotel.
c) Hotel Skypark Kingstown Dongdaemun
★★★★ | 8.4 Review Rating
Located within 7 mins walk from either Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station (exit 14) or Dongdaemun Station (exit 8). Rooms with with balcony access.
d) Hotel Migliore Seoul
★★★ | 7.4 Review Rating
Located in the heart of Dongdaemun Shopping Street at Migliore mall building and in between the popular Doosan and hello a.pm Malls. 5 mins walk to both nearest subway stations in Dongdaemun.
★★★★★ | 8.1 Review Rating
e) W Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul
A luxurious 5* hotel with cutting-edge fitness center, heated indoor swimming pool, tranquil spa, chic rooftop bar and selection of dining options. Conveniently located in front of Dongdaemun Station, exit 8 and 9; and a Airport Limousine Bus (#6702) stop.
Attractions around Dongdaemun Shopping Street
Located across the road to Dongdaemun Market Shopping Malls is a great insta-worthy stop, Dongdaemun Design Plaza.
Explore the remains of Seoul City Wall within easy walking distance from Dongdaemun Design Plaza towards Dongdaemun Station.
Tips: Walking along the wall will lead you to Ihwa Mural Village and Naksan Park.
Take a break from your shopping and have a walk to the nearby Cheonggyecheon Stream located between Dotta Shopping Mall and Dongdaemun Station.
From Cheonggyecheon Stream, you can take an easy 17mins walk to the popular Gwangjang Market with many delicious food and must eats!
Tips: From Dotta Shopping Mall, walking on the left side of the Cheonggyecheon Stream will lead to Gwangjang Market.
Map of Dongdaemun Market, Hotel Picks & Nearest Subway Stations
Map of Free Shuttle Bus Service between amP/apM Luxe and apM Place
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Dongdaemum Design Plaza - An artistic design building with seasonal night market & restaurants.
Pyongyang Myeonok - A famous North Korea cold noodles (Pyongyang Naengmyeon) restaurant in Seoul
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