8 Limited Edition Christmas Gifts to Buy from Korea

Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la la la la la~~! Christmas is just around the corner and you’re probably busy getting ready for holiday parties and shopping for presents!

If you’re stumped on what to buy for your friends and family, then read on for our Christmas gift guide!

1. Christmas Edition Korean Yogurt

These adorable Christmas edition Korean-style yogurts, or ‘yakults (야쿠르트)’ make the perfect stocking stuffer as they’re donned with festive designs! There are 6 to choose from including a Santa, snowman and polar bear!

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2. Snowman Banana Milk

This drink is nostalgic for many Koreans as it’s literally been sold for decades. It’s simple, sugary and super addictive and available in strawberry and melon flavors too in convenience stores everywhere.

You’ll be able to find a Christmas themed banana milk this month that features an adorable snowman with the foil lid sporting Christmas colors. How cute and festive!

3. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Santa Hat Tumbler

At the coffee shop chain “Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf”, you can get these tumblers that are shaped like a Santa hat complete with a straw that resembles a candy cane!

The best thing is the price. You only have to pay an additional 1,000 KRW with the drink you order to receive this tumbler!

4. Kakao Friends Ornaments

Grab these Kakao Friends ornaments at your nearest Kakao Friends Store to complete the Christmas tree!

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There are two types available: The “friends” edition which features the full-size character and “face” edition which has just the character’s face blown up on the ornament.

5. Kakao Friends Santa Lion

Kakao Friend’s newest character Lion has put on a Santa outfit just in time for the holidays! This limited edition “Santa Lion” is available at Kakao Friends stores around Korea. Click here to check out a list of Kakao Friends stores in Seoul.

6. Christmas Beer & Soju

Since drinking culture is so huge in Korea, it’s no surprise that even the beer cans and soju bottles have gotten a Christmas makeover!

Enjoy a “Hite Christmas” by sipping beer from Hite’s green cans embellished with Christmas trees, baubles and snowflakes.

Chamisul Soju is spreading festive cheer as well with a ribbon design on the bottle which will make it seem like you are receiving a special holiday gift.

7. Missha Twinkle Holiday Collection

Makeup brands have also released their holiday collections which feature irresistibly cute packaging! Missha’s Twinkle Holiday collection is one of them with sparkly glitter pigments and mascaras, berry colored lip crayons and mini nail kits.

Follow this nail tutorial for nails that scream Christmas!

8. Banila Co. x Pink Panther Holiday Collection

Banila Co. has done a cartoon collaboration with Pink Panther (cue the classic Henry Mancini theme song we all know too well)! The theme is pink, pink and more pink!

The collection includes the cult favorite Clean it Zero Cleansing Balm and the Clean it Zero Cleansing Foam with images Pink Panther sporting a pair of reindeer antlers printed on them. You can buy the two items in a set housed in a pink gift box along with a Pink Panther towel hair band as a freebie!

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Shopping List | 5 Must-Buy Items That Will Help You Survive Korea’s Winter

Winter months in Korea can be harsh and brutal. The winds are so strong it’ll feel like your face is being sliced with a knife, walking in the cold as you shiver uncontrollably and an endless consumption of hot drinks.

Fear not, though, as this list of essentials will help make the cold a little more bearable and stop you from spending your entire winter huddled up at home!

1. Stay warm and cozy with an electric blanket

Korean homes have a wonderful underfloor heating system called “ondol” where warm water flows through pipes below your feet, warming up the floor. There’s nothing better than lying down on the toasty floor after being out in the freezing cold.

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The downside is that it can be very expensive, so your next best option is an electric blanket (“jun-gee-dam-yo“). You can find them at major discount stores like E-Mart, Lotte Mart and Homeplus. Plug them in and wrap yourself in this magical blanket!

2. Shake up those hot packs

Hot packs (“haht-pek“) are palm-sized lifesavers that will warm up your hands when it feels like they’re about to fall off from the blistering cold. Shake them up like a salt shaker to activate and put them in your pockets or shoes for warmth that will last you 8 ~ 10 hours. They sell ones at convenience and discount stores that you can tape on your clothes too!

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However, buying them constantly can add up, so what’s the solution? A rechargeable hand warmer (“son-nallo“)! They come in all different shapes and sizes and you can adjust the heat settings depending on how cold it is.

3. Protect your skin with a humidifier

As much as I love heaters, they can be detrimental to my sensitive skin and dry it out to the point where it feels like it’s going to crack. My throat also feels congested and my eyes feel dry.

Humidifiers (“ga-seup-gee“) add moisture back into the air to provide a soothing environment. The newest ones are these USB humidifiers which are lightweight and easy to tote around. Just plug them into the computer to activate!

4. Stock up on fleece lined tights

Those girls you see wearing mini skirts and shorts even in the dead of winter? No, they’re not all crazy. They’re able to because of an amazing thing called fleece lined tights (“gee-mo-seu-ta-king“) that help keep the biting wind off the legs and are twice as warm as opaque tights.

5. Prevent freezing toes with furry socks!

Furry socks (“soo-myeon-yang-mal“) are also a must to stop your feet from getting cold! They come in all sorts of crazy colors and designs and you can buy in bulk along with the tights in markets or clothing stores for super cheap. It’s amazing how much of a difference a layer of fuzz makes.

*Tip: You can also head to a Korean public bathhouse (“jjim-jil-bang“) to warm yourself up. Soak in a hot tub, relax in a steamy sauna and scrub all the nasty dead skin off your body to feel refreshed. Dragon Hill Spa is one of Korea’s most famous spas with 7 floors consisting of a sauna, sports complex, arcade, restaurants and more!

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Top 10 Beauty Products Under 5,000 Won From Daiso Korea

Daiso is a shopper’s paradise. You’ll find stores all over in Korea in areas like Hongdae, Myeongdong, Sinsa-dong and Coex Mall. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the store, it sells items for your home, bathroom, crafts, pets, makeup, hair…you name it!

Though it is originally a Japanese chain, Daiso Korea is no longer part of Daiso Japan due to political reasons and sells products completely different from them.

The prices range from 1,000 to 5,000 KRW so it’s the best place to stock up on necessities you may (or may not) need! I always find myself walking out with a lot more than I originally planned to buy because everything’s so inexpensive!

Today’s post is going to focus on their beauty products since that’s what I have a passion for! If you’re a fellow addict like me, these items are an absolute must in your collection!

1. Blending Puff: 2,000 KRW

This product was swept off the shelves the minute it was stocked when it first came out. It’s known in Korea as the “poop sponge” and went viral for its ability to provide a flawless makeup application with a glowy, dewy finish.

Simply wet the sponge until it’s completely saturated and squeeze out the excess water, which will double its size. Then bounce it along the skin with your foundation, blush or bb cream for an airbrushed finish. No more cakey or thick makeup!

You can even buy this adorable holder to store your sponge for 1,000 KRW.

2. Professional Powder Brush: 3,000 KRW

You may be skeptical since it’s so cheap, but this brush proves that you don’t need to shell out big bucks for high-quality brushes!

A lot of cheap brushes from drugstores or dollar stores that I’ve tried in the past have been super scratchy and shed like crazy, but this professional powder brush is amazing!

The bristles are insanely soft and it doesn’t shed no matter how many times I wash it. The best part is that I can easily buy another one even if I lose it since it’s so affordable!

3. Pore Cleansing Brush: 5,000 KRW

If you struggle with large pores, blackheads or dry skin, this item is a must-add to your skincare routine.

Pore cleansing brushes deeply cleanse the pores, helping to reduce the appearance of them and remove dead skin and blackheads that can easily still remain in the skin even after cleansing.

Though many stores sell them, Daiso’s one is much cheaper but of the same, if not better quality!

4. Shampoo Brush: 1,000 KRW

I’ve been using a shampoo brush for over 2 years now and let me tell you, it really makes a huge difference!

This bad boy helps detangle my bleached and damaged hair, soothes the scalp, evenly distributes the shampoo and helps improve overall hair health!

Simply massage the scalp in circular motions after lathering the hair to stimulate microcirculation, which is essential for healthy hair. If you have an itchy scalp, this will help with that!

5. Brush Cleaning Pad: 3,200 KRW

If you love makeup, you’ll know how much of a chore cleaning your brushes may be. It’s got to be done, though, and this tool makes the task easier and more fun! brush cleansing pad.jpgAll you need to do is add water and cleaner (shampoo or facial cleanser does the trick) and swirl the brushes on the pad to remove all the makeup residue on them! Voila, squeaky clean brushes! You can even slide it onto your finger like a ring for comfort.

6. Mascara Guard: 1,200 KRW

Say goodbye to messy mascara smudges and clumpy lashes with this innovative mascara guard! This nifty tool isolates your lashline, protecting your freshly applied eye makeup from smudges and allowing you to grab onto every single lash as you apply mascara. mascara guard.jpgIt has shields for both the top and bottom lashes as well as a comb to get rid of any clumps for the perfect finish.

7. Manicure Holder Ring: 3,900 KRW

This is a ring made out of silicon that holds your bottle of nail polish securely so you can comfortably do your nails! manicure holder 1.jpgIt also helps to prevent instances where you accidently knock over your bottle of nail polish, making a mess everywhere. No worries even if you turn it upside down either as it won’t fall out! manicure-holder-2

8. Metal Eyelash Tweezer: 1,700 KRW

Eyelashes can make your eyes look bigger and more inviting, but unfortunately, not all of us are blessed with long, luxurious lashes.

Applying them can be a difficult task especially for beginners, but this tool will make it a little easier. The center is curved for an easy grip, and all you have to do is grab the lashes by the center and line them up on your lashline. Then use the tip of the tweezers to gently press and secure them in place!

9. Silicon Face Mask: 2,000 KRW

At first glance, it may just look like a regular sheet mask. Well, prepare to be amazed because it’s much more than that.

With regular sheet masks, they tend to just sit on top of the skin which means it’s hard to move around a lot since the mask would come off.

This mask is one that you wear on top of your sheet mask to hold it in place so you can actively do other things as you wait instead of just sitting or lying around. It even has loops to put around your ears so you can even jump around and your mask won’t fall off!

10. Ponytail Hair Pack: 1,000 KRW

If you’ve got dry and damaged hair that’s in desperate need of some tender loving care, stock up on this product!

We all know that moisture is the key to maintaining smooth, glossy locks and hair treatments are the best for helping with that.

This hair treatment is different to other ones in that you don’t need to wash it out afterward, making it perfect to use on the go or right before you leave the house!

Simply wrap your hair in a ponytail and put it into the pack which resembles a pouch, leave it in for 15 to 30 minutes and you will notice your hair is smooth and soft. Every day will be a good hair day!

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Your Guide To 2016 Korea Grand Sale | South Korea’s Biggest Shopping Tour Festival

SALE. A shopaholic’s favorite word that has them whip out their card and cash in a flash as they make a beeline towards the shops. Well, get ready because the Korea Grand Sale is headed your way in October, where your wallet is guaranteed to be emptied out- fast.

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What is it?

The Korea Grand Sale is an annual shopping tourism festival aimed at foreign tourists. Previously held during the winter season, this year it has arrived early and will be held from 1st of October to 31st October all around Korea. Around 20,519 stores from 222 businesses of all different types are expected to participate.

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What’s in it for me?

Benefits include 50% off a pass to Everland, up to 80% off selected items at Lotte Duty-free, an additional free night’s stay at the Ibis Ambassador Hotel in Myeongdong, and more. As an overseas guest in Korea, you can shop till you drop with items marked down at ridiculous prices and enjoy awesome discounts up to 50% off for products and services in the sectors of fashion, beauty, food & beverages, accommodation, entertainment and more. Customers can also enjoy various shopping offers from the participating companies with just one coupon, which you can find on the official website.

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Is shopping the only thing I can do ?

Oh no, it doesn’t just end there. You can get a warm welcome as soon as you get your first breath of Korean air with an airport welcoming event held on the first day (1st of October) at Incheon and Gimpo International Airport.

Many of you are also probably K-Pop fans, so, of course, you won’t want to miss out on the Grand K-Pop performance taking place at Seoul Yeongdongdaero and COEX on the 30th of September. So far 2PM, who we rate 10 out of 10 in the eye candy and abs scale are the first confirmed participants, with the rest to be revealed on the site as the date draws closer.

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Additionally, you can enter for a chance to win a date with a Hallyu star. Yup, that’s right. You could be sitting across the table, gazing into the eyes of your favorite actor or singer as he feeds you cake or link arms with them as you stroll around the shops. Previous stars include Super Junior’s Leeteuk and Kangin and SS301. The winner also receives free round trip flight tickets and hotel vouchers. Sounds like a dream come true, right?

Check the official website and facebook page to be the first to know who you could be having a date with this time and how to enter!star dateBesides the ones mentioned above, there is a diverse range of cultural experiences that you can check out, such as free or discounted trips to museums and palaces and traditional performances. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to enjoy everything Korea has to offer!

Check out the official website here for a detailed list of the participating companies, coupons, schedules and more.

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Top 20 Things to Buy in Seoul to Take Home

Buying souvenirs for yourself or gifts for friends and family back home is always an enjoyable part of the travel experience. For those of you who are looking for authentic Korean souvenirs or things that are not in your country, consider this your guide.

Check out the list below to see which keepsake souvenirs and gifts you should buy before leaving Seoul! 😉

1. Electric Rice Cooker

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An electric thermal rice cooker from “CUCKOO” is what every Korean housewife have on their wish list. Made by a top Korean household appliances brand, this magical thing has a voice function and it can make not only rice but also stews! It is pricey but absolutely worth it to buy one and take it home.

If you want to get this high-tech rice cooker, try to drop by the Lotte Mart directly connected to Seoul Station before you make a transfer to Incheon Int’l Airport.

2. Hangover Cure Products

It’s a quite well-known fact that Koreans are one of the heaviest drinkers in the world. That is why you can find plenty of hangover products, such as a hangover-fighting ice cream bar called “Gyeondyo-bar” and a variety of hangover recovery drinks. You can easily find them in convenience stores like GS, CU, and 7-Eleven.

Check out 5 Best Korean Drinks That Will Save You From a Massive Hangover!

3. Sanitary Napkin

Acknowledged for high quality, Korean sanitary napkins are what all ladies must bring back home. Look for them at convenience stores and grocery stores. Sometimes you can even find sanitary napkin vending machine inside the public restrooms in subway stations.

4. Ramyeon (Instant Noodles)

Koreans love these instant noodles called ‘ramyeon’, after rice. They come in various kinds and tastes and they are extremely convenient because it takes less than 5 minutes to cook them. They also come in a cup-type but we recommended you buying a pack or a 5-in-1 pack since cup noodles take a lot of space in your carrier.

5. Soju & Makgeolli (Korean Alcohol Drinks)

One of the things many foreign visitors in Korea bring back home is of course, Korean alcohol. Soju and Makgeolli are relatively cheaper than those outside the country. So try to fit one of these bottles into your carrier no matter what!

6. 777 Nail Clipper Set

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Did you know that the world’s best nail clipper brand is a Korean brand? Boasting high-quality nail clippers, “Three Seven 777” is a top brand of nail clippers! You can find an offline store located on the fifth floor of Dusan Tower (Doota) in Dongdaemun district.

7. Korean Beauty Products

Korea’s BB Creams, cushions, facial packs and mask sheets are some of the most beloved beauty products that gaining worldwide popularity. You can find them at drugstores like Olive Young and GS Watsons and beauty brand stores such as Innisfree, Etude House and Skin Food, all of which are clustered in Myeongdong district.

Read more: 101 Guide to 11 Must Have Korean Cosmetics

8. K-Pop & K-Drama Goods

If you are a huge fan of K-Pop or K-Drama, there are stores around Seoul where you can find every kind of K-Pop related goods such as posters, paintings, autographed stills, T-shirts and many more.

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While there are ordinary stores, there are also souvenir shops run by major entertainment agencies. For instance, SMTOWN operated by SM Entertainment is where fans can find a wide collection of goods related to the artists under SM. To find out more, check out Where to get K-pop Goods in Seoul.

9. Stationery

Drop by stationery or design shops where you can find from simple to unique and hip design products. They are usually located inside large bookstores such as Youngpoong Bookstore and Art Box. See more Best Stationery & Design Shops in Seoul.

10. Korean Red Ginseng

As one of the 10 food items to enhance the immune system, Korean red ginseng or ‘hongsam’ in Korean, is very popular among foreign visitors. They are expensive but worth buying it as a gift for significant ones back home.

The most famous Korean red ginseng brand is called “Cheongkwanjang” and it also runs a spa named “Cheongkwanjang Spa G“, where you can experience a premium red ginseng therapy and massage. For details and directions, click here.

If you want to find out more about this wonderful spa, check out Travel Review & Tips: Korean Red Ginseng Treatment at Cheongkwanjang Spa G.

11. Gim (Dried Seaweed)

‘Gim’, or a paper-like dried seaweed with a bit of salt sprinkled and spread with sesame oil, is full of calcium, vitamins and carotenes. Inexpensive and with relatively little weight, many foreign visitors take the delicious dried seaweed home.

12. Traditional Handicrafts

You certainly should buy at least one of the many traditional handicrafts Korea has to offer.

From plates, spoon and chopstick sets, ceramics, tea cups to folk facial masks, you can find plenty of traditional items around Insadong and Bukchon Hanok Village areas.

In these traditional neighborhoods, there are several workshops where you can experience making traditional handicrafts. In Insadong, there is a popular workshop where you can make flower lamps and jewelry boxes out of ‘hanji‘, a Korean traditional paper.

13. Character Socks

Cute and unique, buy a few pairs of these character socks! Wearing these socks with famous cartoon and movie characters and celebrities on them, you can become a humorous person in your group. 😉

14. Korean Snacks

Once you try Korean snacks, you will definitely want to share them with your friends and family back home. If you want to know which are the most popular snacks, check out Top 10 Korean Snacks You Must Taste! 😉

15. Phone Cases

Looking for unique and stylish phone cases for yourself and your friends? Then you are at the right place! Since Korea has a huge population of mobile phone users, you can find tons of mobile phone cases or covers and accessories for smartphones of all shapes and sizes. You can easily find them in Seoul such as Myeongdong,

You can easily find them in Myeongdong, Hongdae and Gangnam districts in Seoul.

16. Dojang (Korean Traditional Stamps)

Get yourself a personalized stamp while you’re in Seoul! These stamps can make a great souvenir for yourself and a special gift for your friends back home.

You can find numbers of workshops or stores in Insadong, where designers create traditional style “Dojang”, or a stamp in Korean, such as Todok Gongbang.

17. Packet Soup & Ready Meals

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Whether you’re in Seoul or anywhere else in Korea, you will be able to find plenty of ready-to-eat foods such as soup in a packet and packaged rice since most of the Koreans live busily. Get one of these at the grocery stores and enjoy Korean meal when you are back in your country.

18. Hanbok

Buying a Korean traditional dress, ‘hanbok’, is totally worth the money. Stop by Jongno Shopping Center. Here, not only you can find hanbok shops, you can also buy traditional ornaments and accessories as well.

Since Hanbok can be relatively expensive, try to drop by several shops and compare the price before you buy it. If you have bought one, show off your pretty Hanbok to your friends! They will absolutely be jealous.

19. Tumblers

Get one of these tumblers with Korean traditional design. They are the most practical items that you can use in your everyday life. You can easily find these Korean-style tumblers at gift shops in most of the museums such as the National Museum of Korea.

20. Korean Clothing & Fashion Items

If you are into K-fashion, or Korean fashion and clothing, visit Dongdaemun Market or Namdaemun Market. If you are looking for more hip and high-end designer brands, Garosu-gil and Apgujeong would be the perfect place for you.

For shoppers who want more of unique and one-of-a-kind design fashion brands, Style Nanda in Hongdae district can be a great place to shop.

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Dongdaemun vs Namdaemun: The Face Off

Dongdaemun Market and Namdaemun Market are arguably some of the most famous tourist spots in Korea, and for good reasons.

Dongdaemun“in Korean means the east gate while “Namdaemun means the south gate. These two gates used to surround the walls of city of Seoul in the past, and now they are home to two of the largest and most popular markets in Korea.

Even for Koreans, the difference between the two markets are not very obvious, and this article will attempt to collate and summarize the key differences between the two markets, and how you can make best use of your time and resources while you’re there.

1. Price

27255278661_d8b69505b9_bObviously, travelers will take price into their consideration when shopping. In general, Dongdaemun Market has a huge array of shopping malls such as Doota or Migliore, which offer much cleaner and modern facilities and display, but also higher prices compared to the street vendors.남대문2While Namdaemun Market also has indoor malls, they are nearly nowhere as modern as the ones in Dongdaemun Market and they are usually for wholesalers- hence prices are generally lower. As for street vendors or underground markets in both markets, prices are generally comparable, so make sure you bargain well (prices are usually fixed in shopping malls such as Doota, so less likelihood of bargaining there).

In addition, Namdaemun Market is generally targeted a bit towards wholesale shoppers (there are of course consumer retail items), while Dongdaemun Market is targeted slightly more towards retail shopping.

2. Location

map.jpgNamdaemun Market is located near Hoehyeon Station on Subway Line 4 (Exit #5) whereas Dongdaemun is directly connected to the subway station called Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station on Subway Line 4 and 1.16490494656_b0dcb32bbd_bNamdaemun Market is very close to Myeongdong (about 10 minutes by foot), so if you’d like to immerse in a full day of shopping, make sure you visit both places together since they’re nearby.23568773782_1474fd220d_bDongdaemun Market spans quite widely across the area so you can alight at either Dongdaemun Station (Lines 1 and 4), or the Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station (Lines 2, 4 and 5).

3. Getting Around 

Both markets are incredibly large in scale and so it’s not that easy to get around, especially if you don’t speak or read Korean (many of the signs are in Korean).4717190696_38a7f4abcb_b.jpgIn general, Namdaemun Market is more “organized”. The streets and alleyways of the market are categorized and somewhat sorted so you can find what you want much faster, which makes it much easier for you to compare the price of the product that you would like to purchase. One thing to note, however, is that many of the shops at Namdaemun Market are not that interested in selling goods to tourists as they are more into bulk sales.

There are countless outdoor street vendors in both markets and they are more targeted toward retail sale.6234353630_16599c3d1c_bWhile Dongdaemun’s main market isn’t as organised or categorized, if you just stay within the shopping malls (Doota or Migliore), it will be a much more convenient for you to shop.

Within the malls, everything is much more organised and you can probably find things that you want much more easily.

In the end, it probably comes to what kind of experience you want. Namdaemun has much more of the “traditional market” feel, so if it’s more of the experience (or photographic opportunities) you’re after, Namdaemun is the ideal place for you. But if your main aim is to shop for more affordable Korean clothes and cosmetics, you’re probably better off visiting the malls at Dongdaemun.

4. Nearby Attractions

17851972449_9188334662_bAfter looking around these two markets, stop by the attractions that are nearby. Near Namdaemun Market is “Sungnyemun Gate“, one of the three major gateways through the walls of Seoul in the past. It is designated as the first National Treasure of South Korea. For more information, click here.13461828795_aae229c8b7_bIn the heart of Dongdaemun Market is Dondaemun Design Plaza (DDP) is an iconic landmark of Seoul, which has been designed as a cultural hub for people of all ages. For more information, click here.allowto_snap_411See Insider Shopping Tips for Dongdaemun Market You Won’t Find Elsewhere! or check out the ultimate list of shopping malls and shops in Dondaemun Market on Trazy.com, Korea’s #1 Travel Shop!button_main

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