Seoul - Dongdaemun & Eastern Seoul (PDF Chapter)

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For centuries synonymous with shopping, Dongdaemun is now famous for the architectural showpiece Dongdaemun Design Plaza & Park (DDP). Explore the indoor markets that stretch along either side of Cheong-gye-cheon for everything from sewing machine parts to varieties of kimchi.

  • uncover layers of Seoul’s history, from its foundation as the capital of the Joseon dynasty to its 21st-century incarnation, at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza & Park
  • maps
  • cycle around Seoul Forest , past the wetlands, the riverside and Sika deer
  • transport
  • cruise the malls and buzzing streets of Dongdaemun Market into the early hours of the morning
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Sports & Activities.

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