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Dongdaemun History & Culture Park where the past, present, and future all coexist

Dongdaemun History & Culture Park

Dongdaemun History & Culture Park
Dongdaemun History & Culture Park

Dongdaemun History & Culture Park, affiliated with Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), opened in 2009 on the site of the former Dongdaemun Stadium. Modern design and the relics of the Joseon Dynasty, such as the Seoul City Wall and Igansumun Water Gate, are truly harmonized and revered as a place of rest by Seoul citizens.

TOP#06 Dongdaemun History & Culture Park

  • Location281, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
  • Homepagehttp://www.ddp.or.kr/
  • Subway1 & 2 of Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station (Line 2, 4, and 5)
  • BusBlue Bus (Arterial Bus) N13, N16, N30, N62, 105, 144, 152 , 202, 261, 301, 407, 420, 507
    Green Bus (Feeder Bus) 2012, 2014, 2015, 2233, 7212
Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) at night

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) at night

The exterior of Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

The exterior of Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

Many people visit Dongdaemun History & Culture Park to see its unique atmosphere, such as how the past, present, and future are all able to coexist. Dongdaemun History & Culture Park combined with inspiring exhibits and historical relics is a perfect picnic spot for family and lovers, while being an educational place for children. It is an ideal place for anyone and any purpose.

Dongdaemun Stadium Memorial Hall

Dongdaemun Stadium Memorial Hall

Two light towers for night games

Two light towers for night games

Two light towers for night games

Two light towers for night games

Inside Dongdaemun Stadium Memorial Hall

Inside Dongdaemun Stadium Memorial Hall

Inside Dongdaemun Stadium Memorial Hall

Inside Dongdaemun Stadium Memorial Hall

The place where Dongdaemun History & Culture Park is situated used to be Dongdaemun Stadium. This place is full of unforgettable memories for those who remember Dongdaemun Stadium. Before the stadium was demolished, numerous sporting events and games had been held here for 83 years. Now, only Dongdaemun Stadium Memorial Hall and two light towers help recall past glories.

Igansumun Water Gate

Igansumun Water Gate

Igansumun Water Gate

Igansumun Water Gate

The Seoul City Wall and LED Rose Garden

The Seoul City Wall and LED Rose Garden

Igansumun Exhibition Hall

Igansumun Exhibition Hall

Many relics and remains were excavated during the demolition of Dongdaemun Stadium. As a result, this place was named "Dongdaemun History & Culture Park". In addition to Seoul City Wall, Igansumun Water Gate, and Hadogam Site, numerous relics such as Joseon white porcelain and Buncheong Sagi (grayish-blue powdered ceramics) were excavated here.

Dongdaemun History Hall 1398

Dongdaemun History Hall 1398

Hadogam Site

Hadogam Site

Inside Dongdaemun History Hall 1398

Inside Dongdaemun History Hall 1398

Porcelain and relics on display at Dongdaemun History Hall 1398

Porcelain and relics on display at Dongdaemun History Hall 1398

Porcelain and relics on display at Dongdaemun History Hall 1398

Porcelain and relics on display at Dongdaemun History Hall 1398

The remains of Hadogam Site are on display in Dongdaemun Excavation Site Exhibition Hall, while the excavated ceramics, earthenware, and relics that date from the early Joseon dynasty to the modern era are on display according to time period or excavation site in Dongdaemun History Hall. Visitors can vividly experience the past of Seoul here. A variety of activities are provided so that visitors can easily understand the history of Seoul.

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

If you visit Dongdaemun History & Culture Park, you don't want to miss out on experiencing DDP that surrounds the park. DDP, emerging as a new landmark of Seoul, is the world's largest three-dimensional atypical structure. DDP brings the pleasure of shopping, exhibitions, shows, and various events to Seoul citizens.

The exterior of Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

The exterior of Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

LED Rose Garden at night

LED Rose Garden at night

LED Rose Garden at night

LED Rose Garden at night

DDP Night Market held every Friday and Saturday

DDP Night Market held every Friday and Saturday

DDP Design Shop and Design Market

DDP Design Shop and Design Market

DDP, a design-themed structure, consists of Art Hall, Museum, Design Shop, Eoullim Plaza, and Design Market. Each section has its own characteristics and beauty. Unlike the standard buildings we usually see everywhere, DDP's flowing curves and silver exterior resemble a huge spacecraft. DDP regularly attracts tourists and citizens with a wide range of events.

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