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Traditional Korean market

Inexpensive and great place to shop for dried seafood and fruits and street food. Its next to a... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
via mobile
Not a tourist site

Personally I love markets and I love local stuff. Its huge, so don't expect to see it all unless... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2016
Ashley T
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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12 May 2018
“Traditional Korean market”
5 Jan 2016
“Not a tourist site”
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Inexpensive and great place to shop for dried seafood and fruits and street food. Its next to a clothing, bed linen market and we bought buckwheat pillows for between USD 10-20. I come from Singapore where the cheapest buckwheat pillow cost me $70.

Thank Joshuabenjoseph
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Personally I love markets and I love local stuff. Its huge, so don't expect to see it all unless you are booking it. This isn't the place to stop if you are visiting but if you have time its a great place to soak up...More

Thank Ashley T
Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

I took a bus number 16 from U-Square terminal and stopped at Yangdong Market station. At the main entrance of the market (which is near to the bus stop that I stopped), there were a lot of fruit stalls, fish markets, poultry shops etc etc....More

1  Thank Luniaa
Reviewed 31 March 2015

Although this is not a tourist attraction, as it is a fully functional traditional korean markets where people buy everyday items like food, appliances, clothes etc... it is still worth a visit to see. Seeing the different types of fish (live, dead etc...) and how...More

1  Thank Alexander S
Reviewed 10 December 2014

This is not a tourist attraction, it is a fully functional traditional market. Forget downtown with all of the products you can buy from home - this semi-outdoor market has locals selling produce, fish, meats, shoes, furniture, crafts, clothes, traditional Hanboks... really, you name it....More

2  Thank Lianney22
Reviewed 5 September 2013

This is regarded as one of the best traditional markets in Korea. It's on the Gwangju subway line. You could spend hours browsing clothes and sampling food. Enjoy! Korean language skills will make it much a much easier experience.

2  Thank Patrick C
Reviewed 31 October 2012

I think the previous reviewer is talking about Art Street. There is nothing small about this market! It's well worth a wander and easily accessible via metro. Lots of the produce seems to be in bulk (I really wanted to buy a fig but couldn't...More

2  Thank meowk
Reviewed 27 July 2012

Was a little disappointed, as this art area that was well publicized, I expected more stores. Although I still managed to find some things to purchase, I was thought there would be much more to this area. You won't need much time to go through...More

Thank ColleenB1788
Reviewed 10 August 2011

Local market with Interesting variety of foods (e.g. live chickens). Not for people with a sensitive smell sense! The clothing and other goods not interesting except from it's cheap and rare look.

1  Thank Ladehoff
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