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Seoul Medicine Market (Oriental Medicine Industry District) (서울 약령시장)

  • Seoul Medicine Market (Oriental Medicine Industry District) (서울 약령시장)
  • Seoul Medicine Market (Oriental Medicine Industry District) (서울 약령시장)

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10, Yangnyeongjungang-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 동대문구 약령중앙로 10 (제기동)
Type / Products
Traditional Markets / Medicinal herbs
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  • Information
    On July 5th, 2005 the Ministry of Strategy and Finance designated an area of land measuring 84,908 pyeong (280,687.603 m²) in Dongdaemun-gu as the ‘Seoul Medicine Market/Oriental Medicine Industry District’. The Dongdaemun District Office hopes to initiate a variety of subprojects to develop the region as a global hub of oriental medicine in both a wholesale and retail capacity. Through the development of the area’s oriental medicine and related industries, government officials are hoping to revive the local economy while simultaneously boosting public health.

    ※ Types of Stores

    * Trade–oriental medicinal herb import/export

    * Medicinal wholesaler – a wholesaler that distributes oriental medicinal herbs to herb clinics, pharmacies, herb stores and herb pharmacies

    * Herb clinic – medical center/clinic where oriental medicine doctors give treatments; an herbal doctor’s office

    * Pharmacy – oriental medical pharmacists preparing/selling herbal medicine

    * Oriental medicine pharmacy – where an herbal doctor prepares/sells oriental medicine for a patient

    * Oriental medicine store – where an herbal paramedic prepares herbal medicine in strict accordance with an herbal prescription prepared by a legitimate herb doctor

    * Store (mulsan, yakcho) – a place to sell medicine herbs, agricultural produce, and other health products

    * Apothecary– preparation of medicinal herb teas and herbs ground into powder form

    Description of Products Offered
    Oriental medicine examination and treatments, Oriental medicine prescriptions, importing/exporting and wholsale/retail sales of Oriental medicine, medicinal herbs, trading, and more.


    Structure Size
    280,688㎡ (84,908 pyeongs)

    Parking Facilities
    Arch Road #1 Toll Parking Lot and Jegi Parking Lot

    Credit Cards

    * Consumer Protection Center Defective Medicine Telephone 82-2-959-1010
    * Executive Office – Seoul Dongdaemun-gu Jegi 2(yi)-dong Hanlim B/D 4F Seoul Medicine Association


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