List of markets in South Korea

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Major cities in South Korea typically have several traditional markets, each with vendors selling a wide variety of goods including fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, breads, clothing, textiles, handicrafts, souvenirs, and Korean traditional medicinal items.[1] The Korean word for market is sijang (Korean: 시장) and traditional street markets are called jaerae sijang (Korean: 재래시장) or jeontong sijang (Korean: 전통시장). The market space commonly includes permanent restaurants, pop-up restaurants and food stalls (pojangmacha, Korean: 포장마차, lit. 'covered wagon') that sell traditional Korean cuisine and street food.[2] The Small Enterprise and Market Service (previously the Agency for Traditional Market Administration) is responsible for improving the condition of the country's traditional markets with the goal of developing them into prominent tourist attractions.[3][4]

Markets in South Korea

The following is a list of retail and wholesale markets in South Korea. The list can contain many different types of markets including street markets, fish markets, farmers' markets, flea markets, and antique markets.

Name Hangul Romanization Hanja Image City Coordinates Type Notes
Bangsan Market 방산시장 Bangsan Sijang Seoul 37°34′01″N 126°59′56″E / 37.567°N 126.999°E / 37.567; 126.999 Street market [5]
Busan Cooperative Fish Market 부산공동어시장 Busan Gongdong Eosijang 釜山共同魚市場 Busan 35°05′17″N 129°01′30″E / 35.088°N 129.025°E / 35.088; 129.025 Fish market [6]
Daesong Agricultural Market 대송농수산물시장 Daesong Nongsusanmul Sijang Ulsan 35°29′56″N 129°25′16″E / 35.499°N 129.421°E / 35.499; 129.421 Street market [7]
Dongdaemun Market 동대문시장 Dongdaemun Sijang 東大門市場 Seoul 37°34′12″N 127°00′32″E / 37.570°N 127.009°E / 37.570; 127.009 Street market Previously named: Baeugaejang (배우개장) then Gwangjang Market (광장시장)[8]
Eonyang Market 언양시장 Eonyang Sijang Ulsan 35°33′50″N 129°07′34″E / 35.564°N 129.126°E / 35.564; 129.126 Street market [9]
Garak Market 가락시장 Garak Sijang 可樂市場 Seoul 37°29′38″N 127°06′47″E / 37.494°N 127.113°E / 37.494; 127.113 Fish market [10]
Gukje Market 국제시장 Gukje Sijang 國際市場 Busan 35°06′04″N 129°01′41″E / 35.101°N 129.028°E / 35.101; 129.028 Street market Also called Nampodong International Market[11]
Gwangjang Market 광장시장 Gwangjang Sijang 廣藏市場 Seoul 37°34′12″N 126°59′56″E / 37.570°N 126.999°E / 37.570; 126.999 Street market Previously named Dongdaemun Market (동대문시장)[12]
Gyeongdong Market 경동시장 Gyeongdong Sijang 京東市場 Seoul 37°34′52″N 127°02′13″E / 37.581°N 127.037°E / 37.581; 127.037 Traditional medicine [13]
Hwanghak-dong Flea Market 황학동 벼룩시장 Hwanghak-dong Byeoruk Sijang 黃鶴洞 벼룩市場 Seoul 37°34′08″N 127°01′05″E / 37.569°N 127.018°E / 37.569; 127.018 Flea market Also called Dokkaebi Market (도깨비시장)[14]
Jagalchi Market 자갈치시장 Jagalchi Sijang Busan 35°05′49″N 129°01′48″E / 35.097°N 129.030°E / 35.097; 129.030 Fish market [15]
Namdaemun Market 남대문시장 Namdaemun Sijang 南大門市場 Seoul 37°33′32″N 126°58′37″E / 37.559°N 126.977°E / 37.559; 126.977 Street market The oldest and largest street market in South Korea[16]
Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market 노량진수산시장 Noryangjin Susan Sijang 鷺梁津水産市場 Seoul 37°30′54″N 126°56′28″E / 37.515°N 126.941°E / 37.515; 126.941 Fish market Previously named Gyeongseong Susan (경성수산)[17]
Seomun Market 서문시장 Seomun Sijang 西門市場 Daegu 35°52′08″N 128°34′48″E / 35.869°N 128.580°E / 35.869; 128.580 Street market Largest street market in Daegu[18]
Seongdong Market 성동시장 Seongdong Sijang 城東市場 Gyeongju 35°50′42″N 129°12′58″E / 35.845°N 129.216°E / 35.845; 129.216 Street market Largest street market in Gyeongju[19]
Sinjeong Market 신정시장 Sinjeong Sijang Ulsan 35°32′31″N 129°18′36″E / 35.542°N 129.310°E / 35.542; 129.310 Street market [20]
Suam Market 수암시장 Su-am Sijang 秀岩市場 Ulsan 35°31′41″N 129°19′12″E / 35.528°N 129.320°E / 35.528; 129.320 Street market [21]
Taehwa Comprehensive Market 태화종합시장 Taehwa Jonghap Sijang Ulsan 35°33′04″N 129°17′38″E / 35.551°N 129.294°E / 35.551; 129.294 Street market [22]
Ulsan Central Market 울산중앙시장 Ulsan Jung-ang Sijang 蔚山中央市場 Ulsan 35°33′14″N 129°19′23″E / 35.554°N 129.323°E / 35.554; 129.323 Street market Largest street market in Ulsan[23]
Ulsan Lightning Market 울산번개시장 Ulsan Beongae Sijang Ulsan 35°31′16″N 129°20′10″E / 35.521°N 129.336°E / 35.521; 129.336 Street market [24]
Ulsan Wholesale Agricultural and Fish Market 울산 농수산물 도매시장 Ulsan Nongsusanmul Domaesijang Ulsan 35°32′20″N 129°20′35″E / 35.539°N 129.343°E / 35.539; 129.343 Fish & Produce market [25]
Wolbong Market 월봉시장 Wolbong Sijang Ulsan 35°29′42″N 129°25′30″E / 35.495°N 129.425°E / 35.495; 129.425 Street market [26]
Yaeum Market 야음시장 Ya-eum Sijang 也音市場 Ulsan 35°31′26″N 129°19′55″E / 35.524°N 129.332°E / 35.524; 129.332 Street market [27]
Daemyung Market 대명시장

(서울 금천구)

Daemyung Sijang Seoul 37.455°N


Street market

See also


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