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Gyeongdong Market Better Than Grocery Store ? By: Olivia Montgomery
Gyeongdong Market  Better Than Grocery Store ? By: Olivia Montgomery

Gyeongdong Market (경동시장) is the place for all of your ginseng and herbal needs. Gyeongdong Market, located in Northern Seoul, is one of the largest ginseng and herbal medicine markets in Korea. ?It also sells everything from poultry and other meats to grains to produce, as well as socks, kitchenware, and candy. ?The closest subway […]

Exploring Noryangjin Fish Market – By: Olivia Montgomery
Exploring Noryangjin Fish Market – By: Olivia Montgomery

Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market (노량진 수산시장), or Noryangjin Fish Market for short, is one of Korea’s largest seafood markets. Noryangjin Fish Market sells all sorts of seafood, from lobsters and crabs, to sea cucumbers and sea squirts. ?This market is open year-round and has been since it first opened in 1927! ?The market itself is […]

Want More than Temple Stay? Experience Seungsi
Want More than Temple Stay? Experience Seungsi

Seungsi Festival is more than just a temple stay experience. From October 11 to October 14, for 4 days, Mt.Palgong Seungsi Festival will be held at Mt. Palgong Cine8 Car Theater.? ‘Seungsi’ means a market where Buddhism utensils were bought and sold. At Mt. Palgong area, you can find a trail where Seungsi will be […]

The Common Street View of Korea
The Common Street View of Korea

In Korea, the street?view?of every corner usually has some vendor waiting for you. It is common to see fairly aged people at these carts or stands on the streets. Most of these people have spent a good portion of their life devoted to the specific cart or stand that they run. Their long years of […]

Hidden Market Streets of Busy Daegu
Hidden Market Streets of Busy Daegu

The Moonjunseongshi of Bangchun Market – What is Moonjunseongshi? It is a marketplace where people come together to communicate with each other. It is a cultural market for vendors and buyers to communicate in the common language of the arts. – Bangchun Market Moonjunseongshi This project started in January of 2009 sponsored and created by […]

Chilseong Market
Chilseong Market

Out on the main street by Chilseong subway station sits an elegant marble fountain, where the light reflects gently off the water, playing off the clean marble surrounding it. Yet this piece of architecture is in complete contrast with the dirt-under-your-fingernails reality of the market that lies on the streets just a stones throw away. […]

Price comparisons between different Daegu markets
Price comparisons between different Daegu markets

Ok, this is fun. At least to me, anyways. I just found a great table on Daegu city’s website that shows price comparisons for goods being sold in all of Daegu’s major street markets. There’s a lot to go through, but I’ll break it down according to where expats can buy the cheapest of stuff […]

The birdless alleys of Chilseong Market
The birdless alleys of Chilseong Market

Chilseong Market in Daegu is often alive with the clucking of chickens in some of its backstreets. But avian bird flu fears have taken siege of the poultry industry of Daegu and the rest of Korea, leaving behind nothing but quiet alleys of once vibrant markets. Photo from Maeil.