4 out of 5 Dreamers recommend DBLL
Comprised of 26 malls, 30,000 shops, and 50,000 manufacturers, Dongdaemun Market in Seoul, South Korea, is the largest single market in Asia. It is a massive shopping mega-district that encompasses 10 city blocks and operates nearly 24 hours a day.
Everything you could possibly imagine is on sale here, from silks, to fabrics to shoes and food. I’ve seen entire sections of the market devoted to the sale of buttons, and there is more than one umbrella shop. At night the area becomes a bargain hunter’s dream, as the market wholesalers open for business.
Dongdaemun Market gets its name from the massive stone gate that was once part of the city’s great fortress wall. The name means “Gate of Rising Benevolence.” It was originally built in 1398, and after many renovation and rebuilds, still stands today as a link to the great history of Korea.
When you’re in Seoul, South Korea, make sure you check out Dongdaemun Market.