The Dongdaemun Design Plaza is a futuristic building located in the heart of Seoul. The building looks like a flying saucer that has landed to refuel, but somehow manages to complement the old fortress wall and Heunginjimun gate which are both five minutes away. It is a marvelous addition to the area that fuses Seoul's incredible past with it's technologically driven future.
Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) is a hub of fashion, design, and art. There is always an exhibit, concert, or art show going on and it is a great place to buy unique gifts since many of Korea's up and coming designers have their products on display in the shops. If you're the kind of person who enjoys spending lots of time in Apple stores because of their design, then you will be blown away by the beauty and complexity of DDP. The buildings many sleek grey curves give the building a sense of life. At any moment, it seems like the building could lift off and fly away like some giant bird. It is a wonderful place to do photography, especially at night, and in 2015 it was the most tagged spot in Korea on Instagram.
Seoul is one of the busiest cities in the world and is constantly changing. New buildings are ceaselessly going up and the next craze is always being ushered in. If you want to experience the contrast between Seoul's future and past, visit the Dongdaemun Design Plaza. In Seoul, the future is already here.