Seoul Folk Flea Market

02586  21, Cheonho-daero 4-gil, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul  

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Seoul Folk Flea Market is the largest flea market in Korea. The market sells typical Korean items, everyday goods, souvenirs, traditional goods and traditional food, allowing visitors to enjoy shopping and eating all under one roof. These days, the market has become one of the city's main attractions among local people as well as overseas visitors. Seoul Folk Flea Market is filled with Korean traditional goods and foods that reflect the simpler lifestyle of Koreans in times past. 

Seoul Folk Flea Market opened in April 2008 and is a place alive with typical Korean folk items, souvenirs, traditional food and everyday goods that reveal the lifestyle of Koreans in times past. The market holds performances of "Pungmulpae" (pungmul band, traditional Korean percussion band) all year round. Regional specialties and traditional and modern crafts are also bought and sold here. In this two-story building, everyday miscellaneous goods, antiques and clothing are found on the first floor, and restaurants are situated on the second floor. 

Seoul Folk Flea Market is divided into seven zones; red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet, the colors of rainbow. The red zone is a food court. The orange zone is for regional specialties such as squid from Ulleungdo Island, traditional crafts like crockery, and bits and bobs such as smoking pipes etc. The yellow zone deals with secondhand vintage goods, such as typewriters, telephones etc. The green zone is for antiques, such as traditional antique furniture and art. The blue zone sells fashion accessories and the indigo zone sells clothing, paintings, calligraphy, hanji (traditional handmade Korean paper) and so on. Finally, the violet zone displays and sells miscellaneous goods, electronics, tools etc. The market has many rare goods that cannot easily be found elsewhere.


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02586  21, Cheonho-daero 4-gil, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul  
Sinseoldong Station (subway lines 1, 2) exit 9

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Traveler RatingRating:3.5 (Based on 52 Traveler)

Latest 5 reviews of Seoul Folk Flea Market

  • Interesting to see things from decades ago
    This is like an antique market having things in the past. Good to spend 1~2 hours. - They have various items like Dongdaemun Market or Namdaemun Market. The difference is things here are old...
    Rating:4 590jhl2019-06-21
  • Worth a stroll
    Wasn't impressed with anything here other than seeing the market in its entirety- it is huge - lines a lot of streets. There are some food stalls so you won't go hungry. There were a couple of items...
    Rating:3 Jennifer D2019-06-08
  • Great Shopping
    A real hidden gem. Our driver suggested this place and we were not disappointed. Some really top quality items at bargain prices enabled us to wipe out our shopping needs in one stop.
    Rating:5 MarineAir102019-05-16
  • Interesting & fun flea market
    A nice flea market, not just housed in side the Folk Flea Market building, but also outside in all the surrounding streets. Many of the goods on sale were typical flea market things, military, new...
    Rating:3 SurfingWild2018-10-24
  • Is exactly what it says it is - a flea market.
    We came with no presumptions other than the fact it was called a flea market, so we didn't expect to see anything in particular. We were both very pleasantly surprised to see so many film cameras...
    Rating:5 Sherpa8026652018-09-14
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