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Encore Duty Free (앙코르면세점)

Encore Duty Free (앙코르면세점)

13432     2023-01-30

132, Gwongwang-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do

Located in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, Encore Duty Free offers a convenient shopping experience. Over 50 brands of products including handbags, cosmetics, sunglasses, health products and more are available.

Daegu Pyeonghwa Market (대구 평화시장)

24029     2023-01-25

10, Ayang-ro 9-gil, Dong-gu, Daegu

Pyeonghwa Market was opened in 1975 and is a Jangok-type small market. Since more than 30 years ago, the number of shops selling chicken intestines has increased, and the fried gizzard alley has become one of the unique attractions of Daegu. The market in the chicken gizzard alley dates back to a whole chicken restaurant, Sama Chicken. The owner, who was always worried about what to do with so many leftover chicken gizzards from selling only other parts of a chicken, accidentally started frying chicken gizzards and serving them. The response from the customers was surprisingly good. The chicken gizzard dish she started offering was cheap and delicious, and word of mouth started to spread. After that, as fried chicken dishes such as chicken gizzards, fried chickens, seasoned chickens, steamed chickens, and chicken feet began to appear in earnest, alleys of Daegu-style chicken gizzards served with alcohol appeared.

Seongdang Market (성당시장)

Seongdang Market (성당시장)

0     2023-01-25

196, Seongdang-ro, Nam-gu, Daegu

It is a great market to stop by while traveling downtown Daegu. Shops in the market sell local delicacies of Daegu. Nearby tourist attractions include E-World, Duryu Mural Village, Duryu Park, and Daemyeong Culture Street.

Daegu Chilseong Market & Chilseong Night Market (대구 칠성시장&별별상상 칠성야시장)

26093     2023-01-25

28, Chilseongsijang-ro, Buk-gu, Daegu

Along with Seomun Market, Chilseong Market, which can be called the two major mountain ranges of traditional markets in Daegu, has a history of 40 years. Chilseong Market is a huge commercial district where unique and professional shops are gathered. The huge commercial district is divided into six corporate shopping districts and the remaining unincorporated shopping districts and is particularly well known for its fruit and vegetable market. In Chilseong Market, each of the six corporate shopping districts has its unique business area. For example, Samsung Market, one of the corporate shopping districts, is home to fruit, gardening, and used home appliance shops, while Daegu Fruit Market has more than 80 shops that deal with fruits and vegetables. The rest of the corporate districts also form specialized commercial areas such as fish, meat, snacks, and toys. Chilseong Market specializes in each item and is also making all-out efforts to revitalize traditional markets through events such as the Chilseong Market Festival.

Ulsan Up Square (울산업스퀘어)

0     2023-01-25

185, Hwahap-ro, Nam-gu, Ulsan

Up Square, located on Design Street in Samsan-dong, one of Ulsan's two busiest streets, is a busy shopping mall where you can see the latest global trends in life, culture, and commercial fashion, at a glance. There are large bookstores, digital albums, stationery stores, coffee shops, clothing, and more on the first basement floor. In addition, there is a kids' park, so it is good to visit with children. The 2nd to 5th floors are convenient for shopping as you can see various fashion brands such as women's suits, men's suits, casual clothing, sportswear, and multi-brand shoe retailers all in one place. On the 5th floor, there is a restaurant area where restaurants such as jjamppong/Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup, Dongaseu/Pork Cutlet, Ssalguksu/Rice Noodles, Ramen, and conveyor-belt sushi restaurants are located. Flea markets are often held at event venues next to the restaurant area, and there is also a movie theater, making it a popular date spot in Ulsan.

Dongnimmun Yeongcheon Market (독립문영천시장)

0     2023-01-17

189-1, Tongil-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul

Yeongcheon Market, which was formed in the 1960s near Dongnimmun Gate in Seodaemun-gu, is a marketplace with over 50 years of history and tradition, once famous as one of the largest rice cake wholesale markets in Seoul. It is set up near a residential district, which makes it one of the city's most notable street-style traditional markets that nearby residents frequently visit. The city of Seoul selected the area surrounding 38 Yeongcheonsijang-gil, Seodaemun-gu as the "Future Heritage of July" in 2021.

It is a large-scale traditional market that currently features around 198 stores, and it is well-known for its various foods and snacks such as tteokbokki and twisted donuts sold at about 40% of all shops.

Jeju Dongmun Traditional Market (동문재래시장)

126457     2023-01-13

20, Gwandeok-ro 14-gil, Jeju-si, Jeju-do

Jeju Dongmun Traditional Market was established after the liberation in 1945. Due to a large fire that broke out in March 1954, the whole market and the nearby area was reduced to ashes. The market was then moved to its current location, keeping the original name. As one of the most popular traditional markets in Jeju, Dongmun has served countless customers, selling diverse items at inexpensive prices. As the representative traditional market of Jeju, the market is popular for fresh seafood.

Sinpo International Market (신포국제시장)

43934     2023-01-12

11-5, Uhyeon-ro 49beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon

Located in Sinpo-dong, Incheon, Sinpo Market (3,300㎡) dates back to the late 19th century when vendors began selling fresh vegetables to the Japanese, Chinese, and Westerners who settled in the area. Sinpo Market was officially registered as a market in 1970 and now boasts over 140 stores.

An increasing number of tourists and international merchants have visited Incheon by ferries and cruise ships, turning the local market into an international shopping area over the past few decades. The information desk and office at the market even provide a variety of services (translation services, trade and shopping information, etc.) for tourists and merchants from home and abroad.

The most famous item of the market is dakgangjeong, a Korean dish of crispy fried chicken coated in a sweet and spicy sauce. Other popular dishes include yuni jjajang, egg tart, freshwater fish jeon, mandu, and jjolmyeon (chewy noodles).

Triple Street (트리플스트리트)

1     2023-01-11

33-3, Songdogwahak-ro 16beon-gil, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon

This street shows off 365 days of new trends and styles making it a must-visit spot. It is a multicultural complex and a playground in the city for people of all ages to enjoy experiences, things to see, as well as feast on. Spend a packed day of exploring with family, friends, or lovers. 

Bupyeong (Kkangtong) Market (부평시장(깡통시장))

59718     2023-01-09

48, Bupyeong 1-gil, Jung-gu, Busan

Busan's Bupyeong Market is also known as Kkangtong (tin can) Market. It earned that funny name when it had a variety of imported canned goods from the United States for the US forces stationed in Korea during the Korean War. It was also known as "Dottegi (bustling plea) Market." All foreign products found in the country at that time were supplied from this market. Due to its vast property and many rare goods that were hard to find anywhere else during the time, it was also referred as "Gukje (International) Market." Nowadays, the market has reduced in size as many foreign products are freely imported, but the reputation and potential still remain. Some imported goods including liquor, clothes, ornaments, accessories, fashion items and electronic goods are still sold here.

A night market opens from 19:30-24:00 at the public parking lot and at Arcade 2 of the market . Along the 110m-long street market are 11 kiosks selling Korean food, 6 kiosks selling international food such as Japanese and Filipino foods, and 13 vendors selling clothes and accessories. The entrance of the market greets visitors with bright LED lights and fun performances. A magic show and a guitar performance take place twice a day by the entrance of the market and the at the four-way intersection inside the market.