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Essentials with JD # 283 ** EXPLORE YANGDONG MARKET**


Traditional Markets are amazing places to find local and seasonal food at cheaper prices than usual. Each area usually has its own but there is one right in the heart of the city as well as on the subway line and it is Yangdong Market. Remember to bargain and ask for a discount.


According to Korean Tourism agency


“The Yangdong Market started in the 1910s as a traditional market held on the 2nd and 7th of every month on the white sand beach under Gwangjugyo Bridge. In the 1940s, the market moved to its current location, and was renovated to become the marketplace we know and love today.


Yangdong Market is the largest traditional market in the Honam Region selling a variety of items including fruit and vegetables, seafood, manufactured goods, and more. Yangdong Market is especially famous for its Jesa products (those related to Korean ancestral memorial service) and quality items for newly-weds. The market closes on every first and third Sunday from April to September but is open every day from October to March.”


Remember to take cash as some stores might not accept cards.



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Operating Hours

Fresh produce / grocery shops: 03:00 – 21:00

Others: 09:00 – 21:00



Get out and enjoy!