Guide to the Dongdaemun Design Plaza – Dive into Korea’s art and culture

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Known throughout the world for its architecture, Dongdaemun Design Plaza is a place where art and history collide to give visitors an unconventional experience in Korea. Here all you need to know which will help you decided on whether to visit or not.

Seoul Fashion Week

Are you one of those fashion crazy people who appreciates the intricacy of every stitch and fold of your clothing? Head over to the Dongdaemun Design Plaza which is located just a short distance from many a Myeongdong hotel such as the popular Travelodge Dongdaemun.

Warren Whyte, Dongdaemun Design Plaza, CC BY-SA 4.0 Via Wikimedia Commons
Warren Whyte, Dongdaemun Design Plaza, CC BY-SA 4.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

Dongdaemun History Museum

The museum, which is part of this complex shelters about a thousand exhibits. One can completely dive into the local culture with relics from the Joseon period on display. Learn more about Korean history by watching the videos displaying archaeological facts.

Oullim Square

This is the first entrance to the building. It is also where most of the cultural events take place. Check out the program given on Dongdaemun Design Plaza’s website to get more information on public exhibitions and events that will be held here during the week. Or you could simply head to the information desk on the same floor.

Design Museum

This is where all things artsy are house in the building. Find some astounding pieces of local and historic art here and maybe hit some of those cultural exhibitions as well.

Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.

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