- An urban growth base in northeast Seoul that bridges the center of Seoul with its satellite cities.
- An education and research city that is home to KAIST and three universities.
- A city surrounded by numerous bodies of water, including Jungnangcheon, Jeongneuncheon and Seongbukcheong streams.
- A cultural city where modemity and tradition coexist, such as Seonnongdan Altar and Cheongnyangni Station.
Located to the east of Seoul, the district of Dongdaemun-gu was traditionally the eastern gate into the capital city.
With the exception of Baebongsan Mountain in Jeonnong-dong and the northern mountainous area in Hoegi-dong, most of Dongdaemun-gu is a lowland area with an altitude of less than 100 meters.
Enclosed by Jungnangcheon Stream in the east, Jeongneungcheon Stream in the west, and Cheonggyecheon Stream in the south, Dongdaemun-gu has a population of around 350,000 and is a typical residential area of Seoul.