Get away to Dongdaemun! Enjoy the university life, forests, and riverfront.

Venture to top sights like Cheonggyecheon as you discover Dongdaemun—an area also notable for its shopping.

Known for

Shopping, Universities and Forests

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Top Hotels in Dongdaemun

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Ramada Encore by Wyndham Seoul Dongdaemun
Ramada Encore by Wyndham Seoul Dongdaemun
3.5 out of 5
22, Wangsan-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, Seoul
$44
per night
Nov 3 - Nov 4

Located in Dongdaemun, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Korea University and Cheonggyecheon. Dongdaemun Market and Heunginjimun are also within 2 mi ...

3.8/5Good! (674 reviews)

"Access to the subway was truly outstanding. Room prices were also quite good usually quite good rooms."…"

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2019

Ramada Encore by Wyndham Seoul Dongdaemun
IBC HOTEL
IBC HOTEL
4 out of 5
241, Nangye-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
$55
per night
Nov 5 - Nov 6

Located in Dongdaemun, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cheonggyecheon and Korea University. Dongdaemun Market and Heunginjimun are also within 1 mi ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (924 reviews)

"very nice hotel, very reasonable cost, breakfast a little light and no bar for alcoholic drinks"…"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

IBC HOTEL
Boutique hotel k Dongdaemun
Boutique hotel k Dongdaemun
3 out of 5
341, Cheonho-daero, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, Seoul
$26
per night
Nov 18 - Nov 19

Located in Dongdaemun, this hotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Cheonggyecheon and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Korea University. Sejong University Museum and Seoul Forest ...

3.5/5Good! (37 reviews)

"I liked the size of the room for the price we payed for it. I did have a night where the ac wasn’t working and couldn’t sleep because of that."…"

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2018

Boutique hotel k Dongdaemun
BENIKEA Hotel FLOWER
BENIKEA Hotel FLOWER
2.5 out of 5
269, Wangsan-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, Seoul
$24
per night
Oct 22 - Oct 23

Located in Dongdaemun, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kyunghee University, Korea University, and Cheonggyecheon. Dongdaemun Market and Heunginjimun are ...

3.4/5Good! (278 reviews)

"Everything ok, everyone can try stay for holiday,comfotable , its so easy location just 7 miniute from cheongnyangni station.."…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

BENIKEA Hotel FLOWER
Borjomi Seoul Boutique Hotel
Borjomi Seoul Boutique Hotel
3 out of 5
98, Cheonho-daero 83-gil, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, Seoul
$41
per night
Oct 21 - Oct 22

Located in Dongdaemun, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Sejong University Museum, Korea University, and Cheonggyecheon. Children's Grand Park and Konkuk University ...

4.3/5Excellent! (185 reviews)

"good price with. reasonable location to trip around the city."…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2019

Borjomi Seoul Boutique Hotel
Donggyeong Hotel
Donggyeong Hotel
3 out of 5
77, Hancheon-ro 24-gil, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul
$45
per night
Oct 21 - Oct 22

Located in Dongdaemun, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Sejong University Museum, Korea University, and Cheonggyecheon. Children's Grand Park and Konkuk University ...

3.8/5Good! (35 reviews)

"Hotel quite a distance from train station, not fun if you have done a lot of shopping and have to walk in the cold weather. Pictures in website deceiving, room condition quite good considering the rates that we have paid. SGD75 per nite. Shower door cannot shut completely and no curtain to separate ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2018

Donggyeong Hotel

Popular things to do in Dongdaemun

Dongdaemun History and Culture Park
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Dongdaemun History and Culture Park

4.5/5(606 reviews)

This sizable commercial district is home to a staggering number of shopping malls, specialty stores and traditional Korean marketplaces. 

Gyeongbok Palace
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Gyeongbok Palace

4.5/5(675 reviews)

This royal palace has been destroyed on more than one occasion, but today it stands as one of Seoul’s finest examples of classic Korean architecture.

COEX Convention and Exhibition Center
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COEX Convention and Exhibition Center

4.5/5(273 reviews)

You don’t have to be in Seoul for a conference or fair to appreciate the facilities of COEX, South Korea’s outstanding events center and mall in Gangnam.

National Museum of Korea
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National Museum of Korea

4.5/5(216 reviews)

Marvel as natural light illuminates the galleries of this contemporary museum building, which houses thousands of ancient and valuable Korean objects. 

N Seoul Tower
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N Seoul Tower

4.5/5(494 reviews)

This Seoul landmark can be seen from miles around and offers the finest panoramas of the city.

Namsan Park
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Namsan Park

4.5/5(237 reviews)

Walk amid this peaceful natural environment, ride a cable car and marvel at Seoul’s majestic skyline at this sprawling mountain park.

Top activities in Dongdaemun

Korean Home Cooking Class and Exploring Local Market Tour
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Korean Home Cooking Class and Exploring Local Market Tour

$51

Head to Seoul and enter OME Cooking Lab. OME means five tastes, which are sweetness, sourness, bitterness, saltiness, and spiciness. Follow instructions from professional chefs. Explore And Yangnyeong Market(Korean herb medicine market), Gyeongdong Market(food ingredient market) with local guide.

Kpop Agencies & Restaurant Visit with Guide & Transport
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Kpop Agencies & Restaurant Visit with Guide & Transport

$64

Hello Kpopers!! We have a special tour just for you! This package is absolutely a dream tour among Kpopers from around the world. We will invite you to visit some places of ordinary idol groups on the move.

Paju Produce X 101 Best Tour with Guide & Transport
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Paju Produce X 101 Best Tour with Guide & Transport

$72

Produce 101 is a survival show by Mnet that produce new idol groups. This program is so success that the group even has been very popular among fans before they debuted. Many of the fans can't get moved on from this show, because it makes the audience so emossional.

Seoul K-Pop Tour for ONCE with Guide & Transport
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Seoul K-Pop Tour for ONCE with Guide & Transport

$72

Hello Once!! We got something special just for you! K-Pop Tour for ONCE with Guide & Transport in Seoul. This is definitely a perfect package for Twice fans who want to vacation in South Korea with the Kpop Twice theme. In this tour we will take you to places with nuances of Twice.

EXO-L Showtime Tour in Seoul with Guide & Transport
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EXO-L Showtime Tour in Seoul with Guide & Transport

$64

EXO has a huge number of big fans from around the world. Besides have concert in many countries to greet their fans, many of their fans also come to South Korea in hope get a chance to meet their idol. EXO as a tourism ambassador is indeed very successful in making tourists come to South Korea.

Seoul Private Customized Tour (up to 10pax)
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Seoul Private Customized Tour (up to 10pax)

$30

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Gyeongbokgung Palace, 161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul South Korea Please choose 4 - 5 place to visit. All duration tour time is 9 hours. If the guest want to spend​ more than 9 hours.

Other neighborhoods in Seoul

Jung-gu
Dongdaemun Design Plaza featuring modern architecture as well as a couple

Jung-gu

Known for Shopping, Castles, Dining

4.5/5(973 reviews)

Historic meets modern in this central district of Seoul, where good food, unique architecture and mountainous green spaces come together. 

Insadong
Insadong which includes shopping as well as a small group of people

Insadong

Known for Culture, Castles, Shopping

5/5(1 review)

This central Seoul district offers shopping and culture with traditional Korean art, antiques, and crafts.

Myeongdong
Myeongdong showing shopping, street scenes and a city

Myeongdong

Known for Shopping, Rivers, Urban

5/5(2 reviews)

This central Seoul shopping district is the place to buy quality brand products and stop for a bite to eat. 

Jongno
Insadong which includes interior views and art

Jongno

Known for Castles, Shopping, Museums

4.5/5(309 reviews)

Travelers love Jongno for its popular shops, and you can see more of Jongno-1.2.3.4 ga-dong by jumping on the metro at Anguk Station or Gyeongbokgung Station. You might spend time checking out top sights like Gyeongbok Palace and Jogyesa Temple.

Itaewon
Itaewon which includes street scenes as well as a couple

Itaewon

Known for Dining, Mountains, Bars

3/5(1 review)

Alternative cafés and underground nightclubs complement the bowling alleys and high-end shopping malls of this spicy and exciting part of town.

Namdaemun
Namdaemun showing performance art and heritage elements as well as a small group of people

Namdaemun

Known for Shopping, Castles, Dining

4/5(13 reviews)

Stand beneath the arch of an ancient city gate, then lose yourself in the labyrinth of a traditional Korean market in the bustling Jung district of Seoul.