Check out sights like Noryangjin Fish Market and Sayookshin Park as you discover Dongjak-gu—an area also known for its restaurants.

Known for

Seafood, Shopping and Dining

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Other neighborhoods in Seoul

Myeongdong
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Myeongdong

Shopping, Rivers, Urban

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

Gangnam
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Gangnam

Shopping, Dining, Cafes

Made world-famous by a catchy 2012 K-pop song with quirky dance moves, this is still Seoul’s most talked about neighborhood today.

Dongdaemun
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Dongdaemun

Shopping, Universities, Forests

Dongdaemun is a welcoming neighborhood. The neighborhood's architecture, college atmosphere, and natural features are just some of its charming qualities. Broaden your horizons with the local shopping.

Mapo
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Mapo

Dining, Shopping, Cafes

Mapo is a welcoming neighborhood with many tasty options for restaurants, cafés, and bars. The neighborhood's charm comes through with its college atmosphere. Broaden your horizons with the local shopping.

Jung-gu
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Jung-gu

Shopping, Castles, Dining

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

Jongno
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Jongno

Castles, Shopping, Museums

A historic neighborhood, Jongno offers a variety of options for restaurants and cafés. The neighborhood's charm comes through with its rich culture. For a taste of the local culture, you can check out the shopping and museums.

Top Hotels in Dongjak-gu

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Shilla Stay Guro
4 out of 5
596, Siheung-daero, Dongjak-gu, Seoul
$67/night
Aug 18 - Aug 19
4.2/5Very Good! (1,226 reviews)

"It was a nice hotel to stay in. I would come back."…"

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Shilla Stay Guro
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Karashy Hotel Seoul
3.5 out of 5
15, Dongjak-daero 1-gil, Dongjak-gu, Seoul
$66/night
Aug 19 - Aug 20
4.2/5Very Good! (402 reviews)

"Great view, unique bathroom setup, warm room. Staff very helpful when you have questions."…"

Reviewed on May 2, 2019

Karashy Hotel Seoul
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Handpicked Hotel & Collections
3.5 out of 5
120 Sangdo-ro, Seoul
$59/night
Aug 18 - Aug 19
4.3/5Excellent! (164 reviews)
Best staff ever

"Easy location Friendly staff I recomend staying at this place"…"

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2018

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Popular things to do in Dongjak-gu

Noryangjin Fish Market
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Noryangjin Fish Market

Wake up early to watch the fish auctions at this boisterous market and purchase fresh seafood to have prepared before you at casual restaurants.

Dongdaemun Market
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Dongdaemun Market

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

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

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

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

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

Top activities in Dongjak-gu

Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Half-Day Tour
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Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Half-Day Tour

$55

Pay a visit to the boundary that divides North and South Korea on this half-day tour to the Demilitarized Zone. Step into one of the North Korean infiltration tunnels, look out across the country from the Dora observatory, and get a look at the unresolved history of the Korean War.

2-Day Jeju Island Tour to Folk Village, Cave & Sunrise Peak
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2-Day Jeju Island Tour to Folk Village, Cave & Sunrise Peak

$490

Explore Jeju Island to discover South Korea’s tropical beauty and traditional culture with your friendly expert guide. Visit natural highlights like the Cheonjiyeon Waterfall, Manjanggul Lava Tube, and Sunrise Peak, and see Korean culture first-hand at a folk village.

Full-Day City Palaces Tour
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Full-Day City Palaces Tour

$70

Discover some of Seoul's landmarks such as the Blue House and the Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung palaces on this full-day tour. Make a stop at the Folk Museum and Jogyesa Temple before experiencing the quaint Insadong street and Namdaemun Market.

Han River Cruise & N Seoul Tower Tour
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Han River Cruise & N Seoul Tower Tour

$110

One of the best ways to experience Seoul's enchanting scenery is by drifting peacefully down the Han River during a relaxing ferry cruise. Enjoy this experience with dinner and 360-degree views from atop the N Seoul Tower during a tour you won't soon forget.

Demilitarized Zone & with Third Infiltration Tunnel
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Demilitarized Zone & with Third Infiltration Tunnel

$39

Venture to the border of South and North Korea, where the unsettling Demilitarized Zone separates the 2 countries in a 2.5-mile-wide (4-km) swath of land lined by tanks, landmines, and electric fences.

N Seoul Tower Observation Deck Tickets
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N Seoul Tower Observation Deck Tickets

$9

Towering over the city from atop Namsan Mountain, the N Seoul Tower is an icon of the Seoul skyline. Ride up to the observation deck of the brightly lit, 777-foot (237-m) tower for stunning, unobstructed views over the city and surrounding landscapes.