Dongdaemun Market or Tongdaemun (abbreviated DDM) is a market and shopping center in Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It is the largest shopping center in South Korea. It opened in July, 1905 and was originally located in Yeji-dong (예지동 禮智洞) whose name literally means "a neighborhood for learning politeness", so the market was first called Baeugaejang (배우개장, market for learning).
Dongdaemun Market is located near Dongdaemun of which it takes its name. In total the market has 26 shopping malls situated over 10 blocks, 30,000 speciality shops, and 50,000 manufacturers. The market sells goods ranging from just about everything but notably silks, clothes, shoes and leather goods, sporting goods, plumbing and electronics, office supplies, fortune tellers, toys and food areas specialising in Korean cuisine. It also has many pet shops that sell a large variety of animals on the street.
The market was traditionally a night market and wholesalers once operated from 1:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Now, the area is open for 18 ½ hours a day from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 a.m., with some stores open 24 hours a day, although most stores close on Mondays and holidays.
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