Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), Seoul

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Resembling a giant spaceship docked in a field of fake white roses, Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) hosts fashion design shops, a multipurpose convention hall, a history museum, and eateries. A combination of classy shopping mall and suave conference center set in the middle of Dongdaemun fashion district, this modern landmark of Seoul gets an extra accent from thousands of glowing LED lights along its sloping curves. You can also explore some 2,575 artifacts in the restored parts of a fortress excavated during construction works. The plaza is well-connected, with a subway station just underneath. A visit to Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Seoul day trip planning website to plot your vacation.
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  • I loved the outside of this structure with its sinuous metal shape winding around gardens and walkways and couldn't wait to explore further. It is beautiful and whatever is going on inside, the buildi...  more »
  • Visited this place after recommended from local. The design of the building is very unique especially in the night. Do visit this place if in Seoul.  more »
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  • In the midst of Seoul its rushing traffic you'll find this gem. A designer building with the sole purpose of promoting individualism. A lot of designer clothes, gadgets, props, furniture and more can be found in this grand building. If you are into playing the piano I recommend paying a visit as there is multiple stylish pianos placed around the outside of this building.
  • It's the MOST AMAZING PLACE in the world I've ever been to. Created by the incredible architect Zara Hadid rip. Dongdaemun Design Park and Plaza. It's in between a huge submarine and a real alien ship that landed in the center of Seoul. The more you look at it from the different angles, the more you engaged in such architectural greatness and thought. It's absolutely unique and unforgettable and highly recommended for visiting.
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