Dongdaemun History & Culture Park (동대문역사문화공원)


281, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 중구 을지로 281 (을지로7가)




• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-2153-0000

(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)


At Dongdaemun History & Culture Park, traditional buildings, relics, ruins, and cutting edge modern cultural facilities come together harmoniously. Seoul Fortress, Igansumun Water Gate, Dongdaemun History Exhibition Hall, Dongdaemun Excavation Site Exhibition Hall, Dongdaemun Stadium Memorial Hall, an event hall, and Design gallery can all be found at the park. Also, the remains of the old Dongdaemun Baseball Stadium can still be seen, including two stadium light towers used for night games and a giant torch.

During the construction work of the park, remains and relics were unearthed, including Igansumun Water Gate and Chiseong (the first defense facility found) of Seoul Fortress, 44 buildings sites from as early as the Joseon Dynasty including Hadogamteo Site (military training ground), and 1,000 relics including Joseon Baekja (white porcelain of the Joseon Dynasty) and Buncheong Sagi (grayish blue powdered ceramics) from the early Joseon Dynasty through the Japanese colonial rule period. The excavated relics and remains will be restored and exhibited around the park.

It has a role almost akin to that of a historical culture theme park where one can meet live history of Seoul, exhibition and event hall where contemporary design and culture are located. Besides, it also serves as a resting area for the people.



Opening date

October 27, 2009


[Park] Open all year round
[Watching facility] Mondays

Activity Information

History & Culture Park Program for groups]
- Time: total 1 hr (includes
moving time)
- 4 exhibition hall tour by each group (varies by the number
of group)
- Number of participants: 20-39 people (for 1 group) / 40-70 people (for 2 groups) / 71+
(for over 3 groups)
- Classified by the number of groups
1st Group: Event hall - memorial
hall - history hall
- design gallery
2nd Group: Event hall - memorial hall - history hall - design
3rd Group: Design gallery - history hall - event hall - memorial hall
Design Plaza Architectural Tour Program]
- Time: total 1 hr (includes
moving time)
- Eligibility: Students related to architecture and interior
architecture, students studying design, groups related to design, design-focused
goverment offices
- Contents: lecture of Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) architecture
and interior, visiting the construction site and exploring the park
Number of participants: 20 and more people
- Venue: Promotion
hall and construction site at Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), Dongdaemun History
& Culture Park
- Tour guide: DDP hands-on staff and outside lecturer
- Language: Korean
(for other foreign languages, guides will translate Korean into other languages.)
※ The schedule is subject to change.

Operating Hours

Open 24 hrs

[Design Lab]
Weekdays 10:00-21:00 / Weekends & National Holidays 10:00-22:00

[Rose Garden]

[Art Hall]

10:00-19:00 (Wednesday & Friday 10:00-21:00)

[Dongdaemun History Hall 1398]
* Closed on New Year’s Day & Every Monday

[Dongdaemun Stadium Memorial Hall]
* Closed on New Year’s Day & Every Monday

Admission Fees


Available Facilities

[Main Facility]

- Seoul Fortress (Yigansumun Hall, including protruding section): 265m

- Design Gallery

- Event Hall

- Dongdaemun Stadium Memorial Hall

- Dongdaemun History Hall: Ceramics and relics found in Dongdaemun Stadium

- Two Lighting Towers: Two lighting towers remained when Seoul Stadium existed.

Facilities for the Handicapped

Designated restroom



Reservation Info. for Natives

Prior reservation required for 20 or more guests

+82-2-2266-7330 (Exit 1)