|Seoul Gyeongdong Market (서울 경동시장)|
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|As the nation began to recover from the aftermath of the Korean War, farmers from the northern Gyeonggi-do region and Ganwon-do gathered around the old Seongdong Station (renamed ‘Hansol Donguibogam’) to sell their produce and wares. The farmers’ impromptu gathering on the fallow farmland to make their transactions soon led to the birth of a new marketplace.
Seoul Gyeongdong Market, a.k.a. ‘Gyeongdong Market’, is located around Jegi-dong, Yongdu-dong and Jeonnong-dong at Dongdaemun-gu and consists of the Gyeongdong Oriental Medicine Market, the Gyeongdong New Market, the Gyeongdong Old Market, the Gyeongdong Building, Hansol Donguibogam, and more.
Currently, renovations are underway to reinvent the out-dated market environment into an updated shopping experience that still preserves the area’s innate charm. In 2004, Hansol Donguibogam was built and opened on the spot where the Midopa Department Store used to stand. Hanbang Cheonha, Donguibogam Tower-Tel and other areas are now undergoing renovations.
|Oriental Medicine Market 09:00-19:00 / Traditional Market 04:00-19:00|
|Traditional Market : Chuseok, Seollal / Oriental Medicine Market : Selected stores closed on sundays & holidays|
|Available (1,000 won for 10 min)|
Get off at Jegi-dong Station (Seoul Subwa Line 1), Exit 2. The market is directly accessible from the exit.