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Seoul Folk Flea Market


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.

[Jan. 08, 2016 17:04  Input / Jan. 09, 2015 00:00  Publish]


• Address
02586  21, Cheonho-daero 4-gil, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul  
• Phone
• Website
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• Hours of Operation
10:00 - 19:00
• Holidays
Closed every second and fourth Tuesday of the month
• Days of Operation
Monday - Sunday
• Fee

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Address 02586  21, Cheonho-daero 4-gil, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul  
Subway Sinseoldong Station (subway lines 1, 2) exit 9
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Latest 5 reviews of Seoul Folk Flea Market

5 2018-09-14 Sherpa802665
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...
1 2018-08-31 Glenis L
Don't bother!
I went here expecting a real craft experience, there was only one crafts stall. The rest was a glorified garage sale with everything was a real muddle. Only highlight was a delicious pancake at the...
3 2018-08-05 Andy C
Good people watching
Such a contrast to the shopping malls of Seoul. Mostly vintage, aka used, clothes. Some street food, nothing too tasty (I love street food). Most of the stuff is of low quality and cheap. It’s...
2 2017-10-19 qiella r
Vintage and army stuffs
If you’re vintage collector or keen on buying army stuffs, this is definetely a must to go place. Most sellers not really good in english so make sure you sharpen up your hanguk tongue to get cheap...
2 2017-10-19 WorldTravellerSoon
Not that special
There antique market actually includes a antique mall, stalks and street vendors (ouside the mall) that sell antiques, second hand furniture, clothing, accessories, camera, and many more. You can...