Map of Dongdaemun


Kwangjang Market 廣藏市場 광장시장

A local market with food stalls.

Everything is freshly made right in front of you.

Bi-bim-bap 비빔밥: rice mixed with vegetable, man-du 만두:dumplings, kuk-su 국수: noodles with soup are nice for breakfast.

And 순대 (sun-dae): pig’s blood sausage, for those dare to try!

There are also stores that sell traditional clothing, bedding and handcraft.

It’s less than 10 min walk from Acacia Hotel. It’s right by Cheonggyecheon 淸溪川.

For an integrated map of Dungdaemun, please go here.

Money Exchange

Currency exchange stores at Myeongdong has the BEST rate. Whereas banks at the airport have the WORST rate!

Currency exchange options listed from the BEST to the WORST:

Currency exchange stores in Myeongdong 明洞 명동

There are quite a few near Myeongdong station.


Currency exchange stores in Dongdaemun 東大門 동대문

If you stay at Acacia or Euljiro CO-OP Residence  and taking subway at 東大門歷史文化公園驛 동대문역사문화공원역, you would bypass this currency exchange store.


Banks in city center

Currency exchange only available during working hours Monday through Friday (except public holiday).

Banks at the airport

There are banks located inside the restricted area and outside at the waiting area for the public. The rates are the same.


Stay in 東大門 Dongdaemun 동대문

Acacia Hotel 아카시아 호텔

Rooms here are decorated with different themes. Some rooms are quite spacious and equip with a desktop with free internet. 10-min walk to  乙支路4街驛  을지로4가역    or   東大門歷史文化公園驛  동대문역사문화공원역

Aiport Bus (#6001) stops at the corner of the hotel. 14000 won

乙支路 Euljiro CO-OP Residence 을지로 코업레지던스

A very basic budge hotel equipped with kitchen. A good thing about this hotel is you could pay 25000 won for an early check in if you took a redeye flight. 5-min walk to  東大門歷史文化公園驛  동대문역사문화공원역

Airport Bus (#6001) stops right in front of the hotel. 14000 won

Get a bargain cab ride! ~ when you wait for the airport bus going to the airport outside these two hotels, some cab drivers might approach you and ask if you’re going to the airport. You could bargain with the driver, we got a ride for 40000won last two times. If you can get 4 people sharing a cab, it would be a bargain!

For an integrated map of Dungdaemun, please go here.