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Built way back in 1945 after the liberation, Jeju Dongmun Traditional Market was destroyed to ashes when, in 1954, a fire broke out and burned down the whole market and areas nearby. The market was then moved to its current location, but kept its original name.
Today, more than 300 vendors and stalls are lined up along the narrow streets and sell all the fresh and high-quality food that the island has to offer. The market is especially popular for selling fresh seafood, such as Jeju’s famous hairtail fish – “Galchi” or abalones that can be savored in many different ways. The best time to go to the market is in the evening or even at night, when food stalls are all open, and the bustle of locals, vendors and some tourists gives a pleasant atmosphere.