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Things to do in Seongdong-gu

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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“Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) is the newest and most iconic landmark of the Korean design industry. Located at the center of the Dongdaemun area, the DDP will serve as a key venue for design-related shows and conferences, exhibitions, and other events and gatherings. The Dongdaemun History & Culture Park is the newest park in downtown Seoul. The park gives a glimpse of how the area was once used as a military training ground during the Joseon dynasty. The park seamlessly extends onto the rooftop of DDP, making it a truly unique park in Korea.”
  • 107 locals recommend
“ Dongdaemun Market is a large commercial district comprised of traditional markets and shopping centers that covers the entire area around Dongdaemun Gate, a prominent landmark in Korea. It is Korea’s largest wholesale and retail shopping district featuring 26 shopping malls, 30,000 speciality shops, and 50,000 manufacturers. All kinds of goods can be found here including silks and fabric, clothes, shoes and accessories, electronics, leather goods, sporting goods, office supplies, pet products and toys. Although Dongdaemun Market is traditionally famous for its night market, this popular shopping district attracts hordes of shoppers and tourists at all times of day. Like Namdaemun Market, Dongdaemun Market sells a variety of products, but unlike Namdaemun Market, it is open 24-hours a day.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Place to shop
“1. Korea clothes represent place. 2. So many clothes shop. 3. Nearby DDP Center.”
  • 30 locals recommend
“a waterway located in Jung-gu, central Seoul. It is 10.84 kilometers long. Ten years ago, it was old and old, but it has been reborn as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Korea since its new redevelopment. New festivals and events are recommended for each quarter as well as a place for dating and walking, as well as easy access to Jongno.”
  • 27 locals recommend
“If you look for a relaxing time, I recommend you to go and walk in this park in Seongsu-dong. Lots of trendy cafe is next to the park, so you can have a nice time both inside the park and outside it. It is famous for 'Seoul Forest Jazz Festival' in Oct. So if you visit Seoul October, I strongly recommend you this place. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Food Court
“It is Korea’s largest wholesale and retail shopping district featuring 26 shopping malls, 30,000 speciality shops, and 50,000 manufacturers. All kinds of goods can be found here.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Sindang-dong Tteokbokki Street - Tteokbokki is one of the most popular street foods in Korea. - a place where there are many instant-style restaurants. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Night Market. You can eat street food and buy clothes, accessories, shoes, etc...”
  • 10 locals recommend
Art Museum
“D museum has a variety of creative concepts and forms in contemporary photography and design.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Seoul folk flea market. It is market, but if you don't buy just sightseeing is also interest. They sells old stuff of Korea.”
  • 9 locals recommend
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Department Store
“Best place for shopping and movie[Lotte Department Store and Lotte Cinema] ”
  • 8 locals recommend
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Meal Takeaway
“One of the famous restaurant in an old area for DDOKBOKI (Sindang station))”
  • 8 locals recommend
“This restaurant introduced in famous TV show. Their main menu is 감자탕 which is spicy soup with pork rib and potato. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
  • 1 local recommends
Thai Restaurant
“디 뮤지엄을 가시는 분들께 추천하는 소이 연남 한남점입니다. 연남동에서 늘 줄을 서야 했던 분들이 한남동에 생겼다고 좋아하시던데 한남동이라고 줄을 안 설까요? #소이연남한남점 @soi_yeonnam”
  • 1 local recommends
“Ddeokbbokki is one of the most popular food in Korea, for Young ages. If you like spicy and sweet and chewy taste, you have to visit this place. I am sure that you will love it!”
  • 1 local recommends
  • 1 local recommends

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