[Seoul Subway Stories] Melting pot of culture, shopping and tourism in Dongdaemun
The following is part of Seoul Subway Stories — a Korea Herald series exploring subway stations and their surrounding areas across the city. – Ed
Step out of Exit No. 12 at Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station on the Seoul subway and turn left at the second corner, and you will yourself surrounded by the Cyrillic alphabet.
The area is commonly known as the Gwanghui-dong Central Asia Street, with scores of shops run by Russians, Uzbeks and Mongolians.
The street is one of the unique features of the area around the Dongdaemum History & Culture Park station, alongside shopping areas old and new and an exhibition center — the “giant spaceship” that is Dongdaemun Design Plaza.
Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Jung-gu, Seoul is seen in this photo taken on June 6. (Im Se-jun/The Korea Herald)
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