Seoul is all about combining the old with the new. That’s why Seoul’s markets are a great way to get in touch with Korean history and culture. Snap up a bargain and try some tasty street food with our guide to the best markets in Seoul.
Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market
Seafood lovers will enjoy spending some time at Noryangjin Market. It is the largest fish market in the country and is open 24 hours a day. If you are looking for an especially exciting experience, head to the market early in the morning to watch the bustling fish auctions. Not only can you buy fish, crustaceans and pretty much everything else that comes out of the ocean here, you can also eat it on the spot. Various vendors prepare a fresh meal for you right there at the market.
Hongdae Free Market
Yangjae Flower Market
Yangjae Flower Market is one of those hidden attractions in the city not many people know about. The market first opened in 1991 and started out selling cut flowers. Today, it is the largest flower market in South Korea and carries flowers and plants of all varieties. The market also sells gardening related items.
Established in 1905, Gwangjang Market is the oldest traditional Korean market in Seoul. It is popular among foreign visitors as it is the perfect opportunity to sample your way through Korea’s endless snack and street food selection. Over 5,000 shops on 10 acres make Gwangjang Market a must-visit when in Seoul.