Pyounghwa Fashion Town is now divided into 4 districts Gu Pyounghwa, Shin Pyounghwa, Dong Pyounghwa and Cheong Pyounghwa. You can find almost any fashion items here.

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Scraft, a tasteful gift from Korea
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And other accessories
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Affordable shoes
  • Location: 274, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
  • Opening Hours: 22:00-18:00 (the following day)

Myeongdong night market

Myeongdong night market Credit: best night market in seoul blog.
Credit: best night market in seoul blog.

Myeongdong is home to glamorous departments stores such as Lotte and Shisegae which house international luxurious brands.

Myeongdong

Myeongdong

Myeongdong
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But if you are looking for something more affordable, hit the night market only a few steps away, where you can find a wide range of clothes, shoes, accessories and jewellery.

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Chances are you have heard of the magic of skincare and cosmetic products made in Korea. If that is what you are looking for, you won’t be disappointed. All Korean cosmetics brands have their stores in Myeongdong.

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Skinfood, a very popular Korea cosmetics brand

Myeongdong night market

Myeongdong

Myeongdong

Too hungry to shop? Street food is abundant here from tteok-bokki, fried chicken, grilled cheese lobster to egg bread etc. You name it. Available from 5 p.m to 10 p.m.

Korean street food tteokbokki spicy rice cake
Tteokbokki spicy rice cake. Credit: best night market in seoul blog.

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Picture: seoul night market blog.
Tteokbokki in korean street food around the world
Credit: best night market in seoul blog.

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Myeongdong Street food1

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Fish cake, famous and very popular dish in Seoul and Korea. Credit: best night market in seoul blog.
Grilled Cheese Lobster
Sizzling grilled cheese lobsters
Egg bread Korean street food
Fluffy egg bread

Namdaemun night market

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Being the oldest and largest market in Korea, Namdaemun is another popular tourist attraction which opens from 10 a.m to 5 a.m the following day. It is noteworthy that some of the stores here operate by their own hours and some close on Sundays.

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Handicraft stores in Namdaemun Market
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Narrow alleys packed with locals and tourists
A market stroll on a rainy day could be the most memorable experience you have in Korea
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Endless lines of clothing stores
Food in Namdaemun Market
Hard-to-resist local food

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Namdaemun Market seoul (1)

Namdaemun Market seoul (1)

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Delicious japchae noodles at Namdaemun.

Namdaemun is home to both indoor and outdoor stores which sells a variety of products. There are Sungnyemun Imported Goods Shopping Centre that sells electronic appliance; Daedo Shopping Centre selling imported products, clothing, food, flower ect. while Daedo Arcade has clothing and footwear for children.

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Namdaemun market
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Namdaemun Market Seoul

Don’t forget to visit Mesa Shopping Center – the first shopping mall in the district with 32 floors, of which 9 are underground. Mesa Shopping Center also boasts a diverse dining avenue of 50 restaurants. Wanted a great dining experience? Be sure to visit the restaurant on the 16th floor where you can’t miss the magnificent view of Namsan Mountain and Seoul N Tower.

Mesa shopping center

Mesa Shopping Center is opened from 10 a.m to 5 a.m and closed on the first and third Sundays every month.

Gwangjang market

Gwangjang Market

Gwangjang Market is one of the oldest markets in Korea which was built in 1905. Located at a corner from Dongdaemun Gate, it is only 1 km from Dongdaemun.

Gwangchang market

Gwangchang market

One of the great appeals of Gwangiang market is its possession of fabric and textile shops which are located on a higher level. Traditional Korean attire, Hanbok, for children or adults can be found here.

Traditional Hanbok Shop in Gwangchang Market
Traditional Hanbok Shop

Gwangjang Market is open all night. Having your stomachs rumbling after shopping in Dongdaemun? Head to Gwangiang market. You will be welcomed with endless lines of stalls selling delicious Korean traditional street food from fresh seafood to blood sausage. Don’t miss.

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Gwangjang night market, Seoul

Street food in Gwangchang

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Great selection of food for dining
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Bindaetteok-Mung Bean Pancake
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Traditional fermented food
Food at Gwangjang market
Raw crabs marinated in soya sauce
Food at Gwanjang Market
Mini Gimbap

Food at Gwangjang-Market

Fresh fruit stall in Gwangjang market
Fresh fruit stall in Gwangjang market
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Location: 88 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno 4(sa)-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opening Hours:
General stores 08:30-18:00
Restaurants 08:30-23:00
Clothing stores 21:00-10:00 (Next day)

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