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Location DB > So Korea > Seoul > Jung-gu > Grey Market
 Name
Grey Market
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 Database Info
created by Steed on 7/11/2007 7:00 AM
last modified by Steed on 9/27/2010 2:32 PM
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 Overview
 Description
Dongdaemoon is a very large area with a wide variety of markets. Although the old markets are disappearing, you can still find them. Get away from the department stores and follow the canal. Across the street from the pet section you'll find the grey market. Follow the street a couple more blocks and you'll see where Lotte Castle is slowly eating up the grey market.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Being Demolished, Still Active
Accessibility: Easy, but many people around
Recommendation: worth the trip, don't leave Seoul without seeing it
 Physical Information
Address

Jung-gu, Seoul
So Korea
Owner: Technically the city or some big company
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • unsafe flooring
  • Huge piles of trash
  •  Interesting Features
    -grey markets which sell anything from records and sex toys to military surplus and schoolboy uniforms.
    -Pet shops with very poor conditions for animals.
    -Some abandoned buildings, and partly abandoned buildings with storefronts still operating.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • razor wire
  • locked gates
  • welded doors
  • wooden boarding
  • cameras
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1396
    Closed: 2008
     Required Equipment
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
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     History
    Dongdaemun is a market district in central Seoul, South Korea. The Korean name "Dongdaemun" means "Great East Gate," and it was so named because it was the major eastern gate in the wall that surrounded Seoul during the Joseon Dynasty. The gate is located in Jongno 6-ga. Today, the area around Dongdaemun includes upmarket shopping districts as well as several underground shops, stalls and markets that are open 24 hours a day. Unfortunately due to gentrification, many of the coolest areas have been destroyed, and are continuing to be destroyed. It's a long, slow process of destruction and rebuilding.
     Media Coverage
    http://english.don...biid=2005100397028
     Future Plans
    Cheonggyechon (canal), Lotte Castle (mega apartment complex/shopping mall), who knows what
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    Dongdaemoon 2007
    Sat, Jun 23rd, 2007
    posted by Steed
    11 pictures
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    Grey Market December 2007
    Sun, Dec 9th, 2007
    posted by Steed
    11 pictures


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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 9/28/2010 1:23 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Sep 28 10 at 1:23, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Sep 27 10 at 14:32, Steed changed the following: Real Name, City
  • on Jul 31 08 at 5:51, SaraBellum validated this location
  • on Apr 16 08 at 5:58, Steed moved this gallery out of this location
  • on Jan 28 08 at 20:04, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jan 24 08 at 15:29, Steed changed the following: Latitude, Longitude, Prefer Satellite
  • on Jan 24 08 at 15:28, Steed changed the following: Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy
  • on Jan 2 08 at 19:32, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Dec 27 07 at 4:33, Steed changed the following: City
  • on Dec 10 07 at 23:57, Emperor Wang validated this location
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