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There are two best-known Korean traditional market, Namdaemun Market and Dongdaemun Market which Emagasia brieftly introduce in What is there to see in Seoul? previously, you may want to know What are good places to visit in Korea? too. There are a total of four famous markets in Korea, except the above, it includes Seodaemun and Bukdaemun.

Korean Traditional Markets Namdaemun

Namdaemun Market

Namdaemun Market

The most famous scene of the Namdaemun Market starts to show when the area is bustling with shoppers. Namdaemun Market is surely a place where real life happens and a place where you can feel the dynamics of Korea today, which Korean people built through hardhips over many difficult years. Have you heard the words golla golla while walking on the street? It means choose. Street vendors sling shirts or blouses over their shoulders and shout golla,golla! to attract buyers.

The market is full of life with their rhythmical shouting and hand-clapping. This eye-catching scene is enjoyed not only my Seoulites but foreigners. Some of them find the vendors’ gestures so interesting that they constantly push camera buttons or record the fun sound.

Korean Traditional Markets Dongdaemun

Dongdaemun Market

Dongdaemun Market

Dongdaemun Market has become one of the best fashion centers in recent years with its high-rise modern shopping malls. Nearby attractions are used book stores and kitchenware shops. The recently rebuilt. Cheonggyecheon is also a new place of interest. The major shopping centers in Dongdaemun are Doosan Tower and Migliore over 10 stories high with spacious parking lots. It is turning into most popular and hottest shopping area for young people and foreign tourist. Stores are open 24 hours and streets are illuminated all night long for wholesaler and fashion-seeking shoppers.

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