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Yangdong Market (양동시장)

  • Yangdong Market (양동시장)
  • Yangdong Market (양동시장)
238, Cheonbyeonjwa-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju
광주광역시 서구 천변좌로 238
Type / Products
Traditional Markets / Hongeo, dried fish, whole chicken, clothing, furniture, curtains, etc.
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-62-366-0884
  • Information
    Yangdong Market started in the 1910s as a traditional market held on dates ending in 2 and 7 of every month on the white sand beach under Gwangjugyo Bridge. The market has a long history and local citizens have many sayings referring to the multitude of items available here. During the May 18th Democratization Movement, both Yangdong and Daein markets were a grand venue where the citizens of Gwangju gathered together to rally for democratization of the nation. Merchants of the markets provided food, beverages, and medicine to the protestors and participated in the movement alongside their fellow citizens.

    Yangdong Market is an outstanding traditional market among all markets throughout the nation. The market has upgraded with the times to include modern conveniences, including a consolidated market logo, online shopping mall, and shop owner education classes.

    Description of Products Offered
    Fruits & vegetables, ancestral rites products, wedding products, skate, chicken, etc.

    Structure Size
    Total floor space 10,563㎡, Building space 1,253㎡. 4 structures

    Operating Hours

    April-September: First and third Sunday of each month & designated holidays
    October-March: N/A (Open every day)

    Opening Date

    Convenient Facilities
    Not available

    Parking Facilities
    Paid parking available (700 won for each 30 minute increment / Aboveground parking: First 30 min. free; Underground parking: First 90 min. free)


    Storage Lockers

    Assistance for Foreigners
    Not available

    Credit Cards
    Varies by shop

    Baby Stroller Rental Services
    Not available


    Gwangju Yangdong Market Owners' Association

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