Yeongcheon market is Korean style market for ordinary people. the market does not seems not quite classy but being able to look into real Korean’s life. It is located near Seodaemun Prison, so you can visit the market for eating Korean snacks after visit the prison.
Jeongseon Arirang Market was a leader in agricultural markets across the country, drawing in close to 130,000 visitors per year in the early 1980s. However, with the rapid industrialization and migration of youth to the cities, the number of farmers have declined in recent years. Despite this decrease in workers, Read more [...]
Bangsan Market is a wholesale market that sells packaging and promotional materials. Popular with patissiers, the market became famous after it was featured on the TV show, “My name is Kim Sam-sun (내 이름은 김삼순).” There are a number of bakery cafes along the Cheonggyecheon Stream.
Dongdaemun Stationary Store Street is located in Changsin-dong near Dongdaemun Station and is a wholesale market selling toys and stationery. Almost 100 stationery stores are packed in the area, selling robots, dolls, play houses, various school supplies, party and event items, stationery, and toys. Visitors can purchase any items at Read more [...]
Dongmyo Flea Market started life in the late 1980s. Every day an array of street stalls open up along the stone walls of Dongmyo Park. The main items bought and sold here are antiques of every type, including items such as wallets, electronics, old books, film posters etc. Recently vintage Read more [...]
Situated in Donghae (Gangwon-do), Mukho Port (opened in 1941) and used to be the most prolific trading port on the east coast, but with the steady change in the economy, it has become a center of fishing. A large wholesale seafood market at the port offers a wide array of Read more [...]
Sorae Fish Market, due to its close vicinity to the metropolitan areas, welcomes visitors all year round with its capability to offer fresh fishes. During spring, many crabs can be bought fresh off the boat, and during kimchi season, many salted seafood can be found to attract more visitors. Market Read more [...]
Tongin Market dates back to June 1941, as a public market set up for Japanese residents near the Hyoja-dong neighborhood when Korea was still under Japanese rule. After the Korean War, the nation experienced a swift rise in population, which led to a natural increase in consumption and demand. As Read more [...]
Dongjin Market is the only traditional market located in Yeonnam-dong, and operates much as a normal market on weekdays. However, Dongjin Market operates a special Night Market on Fridays, as well as special Saturday and Sunday markets. The market changes into a format of a flea market on the weekends Read more [...]
Jeonju Nambu Traditional Market opened as a regular public market in 1905. Currently, the market is comprised of about 800 stores with 1,200 workers selling vegetables, fruits, food, dried fish, furniture, silk goods, and general goods.
The cultivation of Ganghwa ginseng began during the era of King Gojong (1232 A.D.) of the Goryeo Dynasty. In 1920, Ganghwado Island was designated a special district for ginseng cultivation. At the onset of the Korean War (1950-1953), the people of Gaeseong City (the birthplace of ginseng cultivation) took refuge on Read more [...]
Jumunjin Seafood Market was founded in 1936 and is situated in Gangneung next to Jumunjin Port, home to a large fleet of squid boats. It is the largest seafood market on the East Coast and includes a dried seafood market and a sashimi center. The market is a favorite among Read more [...]
Following the Korean War, refugees who fled to Busan set up stalls in order to make a living, and this was the beginning of the Gukje Market (gukje meaning “international” in Korean). The Gukje Market is one of Korea’s largest markets; each alleyway is crowded with stalls, and it connects Read more [...]
This 40 year-old traditional market is especially famous for the Naengmyeon alley filled with small noodle restaurants with great tastes. It also serves a variety of dishes such as Sundaeguk (Korean sausage soup; 순대국), Jokbal, Patkalguksu (noodle soup with red bean; 팥칼국수), etc.
It is the biggest traditional market in the eastern Seoul area. Organized and nicely presented like arcades, it provides convenient and enjoyable shopping experience.
It is a mega-sized wholesale market dealing in agricultural and marine products from all over the country. Agricultural goods are stocked daily from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and marine goods are in daily from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. next morning. It guarantees a wide range of fresh agricultural Read more [...]
Specialized in medical herbs and this market holds a 70-percent of the domestic market share in medical herbs. There is the Museum of Oriental Medicine including galleries that present relics and materials related to oriental medicine and the cultural center. The Oriental Medicine Culture Festival is held every fall in Read more [...]
It is one of the representative markets in Korea. While Dongdaemun Market is specialized in clothing, Namdaemun Market offers various goods related to every day life. There are more than 10,000 stores that are legally registered and street vendors are located at every corner of streets as well. Imported Goods Read more [...]
You can buy good quality products at a cheap price. A lot of people come to buy the competitive design products that are quickly produced and sold. They also have luxurious handbags, shoes, and accessories.
It is a hot place in Dongdaemun where a lot of foreign buyers and tourists come to visit. Products that are designed and produced in about 1,200 shops are in the market.
The Free Market opens every Saturday in the play ground in front of Hongdae. From handmade products to second hand products, they sell different types of goods. Musicians’ performances are often held and the participants present their work pieces that themselves created. It is a place of art and cultural Read more [...]
Tteokbokki shops lined up on both sides of the street in Sindang-dong Tteokbokki Alley. Main menu is instant Tteokbokki. There are satisfying amount of Jjolmyeon (cold chewy noodles), boiled eggs, dumplings, fish cakes and rice cakes on a frying pan so that the customers can boil it on the table. Read more [...]
Dongdaemun Market located between Dongdaemun and Jongno-5-ga, is full of food. Roasted fish and a chicken Kalguksu shops are gathered together to form an alley. A great meal is provided at a cheap price.
Gwangjang Market located on Jongno is the first daily market in Korea established in 1905. It is famous for the place that mainly sells silk and satins, drapery, Korean traditional clothes, and cloth. More and more visitors come to do restaurant tour as the Eatery Alley was formed inside the Read more [...]
Seoul Yangnyeong Market is one of the most famous oriental medicine markets in Korea. The market slowly started to establish itself in the late 1960s when small medicinal herbs stores started opening one by one. Today, the market has grown to become the nation’s largest oriental medicine market, and 70 Read more [...]
Yangjae Flower Market Center is located in Seoul which is the largest flower market in Korea. Divided into several major zones, Yangjae Flower Market Center offers services in every aspect of the flower business including wholesale stores, retail stores, an an auction house. All sorts of flowers can be found here including fresh cut Read more [...]
Located in the backside of Pyunghwa Market, the market is called Tongil Shopping Center. The fifth floor building on the side of Junggu District Hall is A-dong and B-dong and another fifth floor building looking like the Donghhwa Market is called C-dong. Currently the viaduct on the second floor connects Read more [...]
The Seoul Folk Flea Market is located around the Cheonggyecheon Stream’s Hwanghakgyo Bridge and Sinseol-dong Station and is on its way to becoming a famous tourist attraction along with the already famous Cheonggyeocheon Stream. The Seoul Folk Flea Market is one of the major folk flea markets preserving the culture of the traditional Korean Read more [...]
Between the mountains and the sea, across the country from Seoul, Sokcho is a seafood place. One of the famous market is Jung-ang Market. Sokcho is on the east sea and is known for fresh seafood caught early in the morning and then sold and served up the same day. Read more [...]