Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DPP) 동대문디자인플라자
Exhibition halls - 10:00-19:00 (Tue, Thu, Sat & Sun) / 10:00-21:00 (Wed & Fri) / Closed every Mondays.
Design Market & Design Lab - till 22:00
Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station (line 2/4/5, exit 1 to arrive right next to DDP).
Dongdaemun Station (line 1/4, exit 7). 5 mins walk.
Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) has the meaning of 'Dream, Design and Play'.
DDP is a multi-cultural complex designed to support the spread of culture and the development of design and fashion in South Korea.
It has staged diverse cultural events including exhibitions, fashion shows, product launch shows, forums and conferences.
The Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) was designed by late Zaha Hadid, an Iraqi-born British world-renowned architect.
DDP's exterior features over 40,000 aluminium panels, none of which are the same. The plaza is home to various exhibition spaces, design museum, sky lounge, rest area and a souvenir shop.
LED Rose Garden
LED Lights-up: 19:00 (after sunset) / LED Lights-off: 00:00
A popular attraction at DDP is the Rose Garden with a total of 25,550 LED roses that automatically light up on night fall, attracting many locals and tourists.
Many Korean dramas were filmed here as well, including the well-known SBS drama 'You Who Came from the Stars', KBS2 drama 'Producer' and MBC drama 'She Was Pretty'.
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