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Gyeongdong Market

1036 Jegi-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-967-8721
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The country's largest medicinal herb market features a seemingly never ending array of spices, herbs and mushrooms. This is also a great place to try unusual medicinal teas, like deer antler or holy mushroom tea.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good48%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
3 Jun 2018
“Cheap and less touristic”
4 May 2018
“Unique market street”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1036 Jegi-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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+82 2-967-8721
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

This is a huge traditional market for truly local people's sake. It'll be a good time to experience a Korea's market. - The location is a walkable distance from Cheongnyangni or Jegidong. - I recommend buying fruits here. Fruits are comparatively expensive Korea. But, here...More

1  Thank JH L
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Went for the novelty of it, realized every store was selling more or less the same stuff. And every shop we walked past, the owner will come and badger us into making purchases. We ignored most of them until we came to one where the...More

Thank jasonteh7
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

I came here via the subway to Jegi-dong station. As you walk tap out of the gantry area, you will be mesmerized by all the different herbal medicine displayed in the station as you access Korea's traditional herbal market. It was a truly local experience...More

2  Thank Havenq
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

Overall it was a 5-star shopping experience for my family. The market was not too far from Jegi-dong subway station and selling variety kinds of herbs, from dried ones to fresh ones. We loved the ginseng zone especially. We also bought fresh strawberry, chestnut and...More

2  Thank Kiet Q
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Reviewed 24 February 2016

This was amazing place to visit so much to see. One of my favorites was the mushrooms there were so many varities.

Thank Donna B
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Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

We went of course for the fresh ginseng but this place has so much more on offer. We spent a very enjoyable couple of hours trying to guess what some things are as well as picking up other things we did not know we wanted.

Thank Itsmorning
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Reviewed 2 June 2015

to me well worth a look but definitely not the normal Lonely Planet type World Heritage attraction. it's probably one of the best places to buy fresh ginseng on the planet, and perfect for any number of other herbs. the problem for the average person...More

2  Thank John B
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Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

Was staying just across the road at the K City hotel and thought I'd go for a morning stroll, which ended up being a 2 hour adventure when I discovered this market. I loved it here- lots of fruit ginseng, meats, locals and plenty of...More

Thank aniceglassofred
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Reviewed 21 January 2015

The market is long about 1km. Many stores selling ginseng and foods. You can see people selling strawberries, promengrates, blueberries, oranges, apples, chestnuts. You have to see which stores offer good value food. Prices might varies along the way. Ginseng price varies too. We purchased...More

11  Thank ben10tan
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Reviewed 10 October 2014

We took a stroll at the market and there certainly a lot of ginseng. The fruits and vegetables look wonderful. Unfortunately we took a wrong turn and ended up on a street that had live animals a few of the cages had Dogs, which made...More

4  Thank Stealthcritic
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