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Address: Seonum Market Station, Daegu, South Korea
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Bustling and fun

It gets really crowded so go early, although on Sunday the market stalls don't really get open until late morning. The market mostly has food, textile goods, handbags and shoes... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It gets really crowded so go early, although on Sunday the market stalls don't really get open until late morning. The market mostly has food, textile goods, handbags and shoes. Some touristy items are here too, but not too pervasive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Seomun Market has over 4000 shops and is almost always crowded! A number of these are food stalls serving very reasonably-priced traditional Korean dishes and snacks. If you are searching for fabric, jackets or knock-off tracksuits, then this is definitely the place to go. BUT before going, please prepare yourself for the crowds and the ajummas elbowing you as they... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The market is still a bustling place. There are still many many vendors open despite the recent fire. Only one building burned down, across from the parking garage, and they have blocked it off. Everything else is still open. I enjoy the fabric district in particular.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Seomun Market is the biggest traditional market in Daegu. Lots of shops selling foods, linen and clothes. Great to visit if you're looking for gifts to send home. Best part of the market is the street food. Be sure to try the Ssiat Hotteok (씨앗호떡) - a type of Korean pancake stuffed with sunflower seeds. Unfortunately a recent fire has... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

When in Daegu, you must visit Seomun market for the best of Daegu's street food such as sliced dumplings and kalguksu. It's very cheap as well! In Seomun market, there's also different sections to explore but a pity the recent fire broke out caused one of the sections to be damaged and destroyed. Will definitely return here next time I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Lots of shops and speciality stores. They have everything you need from fresh meat to linens. The street food is interesting, definitely try out every cart.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

There are bigger traditional markets in Seoul, but Seomun Market is the biggest one in Daegu. If you've never been to one you really should check it out (bring your camera!). Also, the market is now open at night (trying to stimulate local businesses) and you can get a wide variety of Korean street food. Feel free to try and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Here is the problem. The street food was very nice with many many vendors. However the market basically has burned down recently. The street vendors have not reappeared yet. Hold off on any visit until damage is repaired.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

The night market starts after 1900 , but if you want to see the mobile yellow market stalles being set up , be there at 1830. All stalls roll down onto the street from a parking area. The food is very good and there is a lot of choice, though I skip the entrails.

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Thank Jan N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The place is huge! The have everything, but so much of everything that it is difficult to find what you are looking for. After awhile it all seems the same, mountains and mountains of stuff. They do have decent food everywhere, although it was a shame we could not just buy 1 single (huge) Korean apple to try..well, lets say... More 

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