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TITLE Where to shop in Korea? - Flea markets
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Where to shop - Flea markets in Seoul

Among some of Seoul’s major tourist sites are unique flea markets that sell all kinds of secondhand goods and antiques. Some markets take place all year round, while others are held on a weekly, yearly, or seasonal basis. With handmade goods, food, artwork, secondhand clothing, household appliances, musical instruments, and other unique items available for sale, the sheer diversity of goods is enough to warrant a visit to any of Seoul’s major flea markets located in the popular and accessible neighborhoods of Hongdae, Myeong-dong, Gangnam, and Itaewon Special Tourist Zone.

Hwanghak-dong Flea Market (Dokkaebi Market / Manmul Market) & Dongmyo Flea Market

The Hwanghak-dong Flea Market is a special market located along the Cheonggyecheon Stream that sells secondhand goods.It is popularly known as “Manmul (all-things) Market” due to its variety of goods and also as “Dokkaebi (a Korean goblin) Market” because the dark interior of the shops seem like a place where goblins might live. The flea market is comprised of the antique street, electronic appliance stores, machinery stores, and stalls out on the street with vendors selling old books and videos. In particular, the nearby Dongmyo Flea Market attracts those who love vintage fashion and is constantly busy on the weekends.

 < Address>

  • - Hwanghak-dong Flea Market:20, Majang-ro 3-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 중구 마장로3길 20 황학동 벼룩시장)
  • - Dongmyo Flea Market:Dongmyo Park, 84, Nangye-ro 27-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 종로구 난계로27길 84 동묘 공원 앞 일대)


  • - Hwanghak-dong Flea Market:Sindang Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, 6), Exit 11.Approx. 8 min walk
  • - Dongmyo Flea Market:Dongmyo Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, 6), Exit 3. Approx. 3 min walk

<Operating hours>

  • - Hwanghak-dong Flea Market:09:00-18:00 / Hours vary by store
  • - Dongmyo Flea Market:09:00-18:00 / Hours vary by store
  •    * Street market expands on weekends

Seoul Folk Flea Market

The Seoul Folk Flea Market sells specialty products from different regions of Korea. The market was formed by gathering the former shops and vendors of Hwanghak-dong Flea Market (Dokkaebi Market), who lost their shop locations during the restoration of the Cheonggyecheon Stream. The Seoul Folk Flea Market offers everyday goods, souvenirs, and folk items that shed light on the past lifestyles of Koreans. The market floor is divided into sections selling miscellaneous goods, clothing, antiques and crafts, local specialties, souvenirs, and more. Visitors to the market can also enjoy a wide range of traditional Korean snacks and food at affordable prices.

  • <Address>
  • - 21, Cheonho-daero 4-gil, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 동대문구 천호대로 4길 21)
  • <Directions>
  • - Sinseol-dong Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, 2, Ui Sinseol Lrt), Exit 9. Approx. 7 min walk
  • <Operating hours>
  • - 10:00-19:00
    • * Restaurants close at 22:00 / Closed 2nd & 4th Tuesdays
  •    * (Korean only)

Ssamziegil in Insadong

    Ssamziegil, an arts and crafts shopping mall on the famous Insa-dong Street, offer a diverse collection of Korean handicrafts and designer goods. The shopping mall has four above ground levels which are connected by a walkway that wraps around the mall’s atrium. The shopping center offers plenty of attractions such as exhibitions along and performances and events that take place in the courtyard. In addition, nearby Insa-dong Art Street and the many galleries, traditional teahouses, and restaurants lining Insa-dong Street allow visitors to experience traditional Korean culture in the heart of Seoul.

    • <Address>
    • - 44, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 종로구 인사동길 44)
    • <Directions>
    • - Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 6. Approx. 7 min walk
    • <Operating hours>
    • - 10:30-20:30 / Closed Seollal (Korean New Year’s Day)and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)

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