See & Do
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.