Traditional markets in Seoul, South Korea
Traditional markets in Seoul, South Korea


The best way to glimpse how local people’s life like is heading to their traditional markets directly to experience the food and shopping with the local. And this time, we list some traditional markets in Seoul where are great to visit!

Namdaemun Market


Subway: Hoehyeon Station (Line 4, Exit 5).

Largest and one of the oldest traditional market opened in 1964, selling variety of clothes, foods, kitchenware, toys,stationery, accessories etc, you can find both Korean and western stuffs here.

Gwangjang Market


Subway: Jongno-5-Ga Station (Line 1, Exit 8).

Perfect traditional market for whom would like to try all Korean traditional food at one time! Spend an afternoon and have some Korean traditional pancakes, kimbaps with some soju, will must be very enjoyable!

Dongdaemun Market


Subway: Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station (Line 2, 4, 5, Exit 14)

I bet none of you don’t know here if you’re addicted to Korea! All Korean fashion clothes can be found at here with really cheap price!!! Also, you can have a late night shopping here as their closing time is around 7AM! ! ! Come here and spend your money on your right clothes 😉

Garak Market


Subway: Garak Market Station (Line 3, 8, Exit 8)

First public wholesale market in Korea, Garak Market is really huge and have specified sections for fruits, vegetables, species, fish and dried foods etc. If you would like to stay in Seoul for a while, come here, buy some cheap but high quality stuffs!

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