114, Chungcheong-daero, Cheongwon-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do
Opened in April 2014, Jungwon Duty Free is a representative duty free shop of Chungcheongbuk-do. It sells 120 international and domestic brands including bags, watches, cosmetics, alcoholic drinks and others. It is located on the first floor of Grand Plaza Cheongju Hotel so it offers a one-stop shopping center where visitors can enjoy shopping, food, and culture in one location.
122, Jayu-ro, Mokpo-si, Jeollanam-do
Mokpo Jayu Market is located near Mokpo Station and is started out as a gathering of individual shops opened and operated by local owners. It was official recognized as a market in 1999, quickly growing in size after that; the market currently has over 220 shops. In continuation of the market's growth, the Namjin Night Market started opening in 2015. The night market takes place on Friday and Saturday evenings and is filled with vendors selling popular marketplace foods.
132, Gwongwang-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do
Located in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, Encore Duty Free offers convenient shopping just outside of Seoul. Handbags, cosmetics, sunglasses, health products and more are available in over 50 international brands.
186, Yeongjonghaeannam-ro 321beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon
Entas Duty Free is Incheon’s representative duty free shop, with locations in downtown Incheon, Incheon Port and Incheon Airport. The main branch in Unseo-dong is the only duty free shop within the city, offering shopping, culture, and food at one spot to serve tourists with special services and a convenient duty free shopping environment.
198, Seongmisan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Dongjin Market is the only traditional market located in Yeonnam-dong, and operates much as a normal market on weekdays. However, Dongjin Market operates a special Night Market on Thursdays and Fridays, as well as special Saturday and Sunday markets. The market changes into the form of a flea market on the weekends with people selling handmade accessories and produce grown within the city. The market also offers a cooking workshop and other dynamic programs.
39, Bongyang 7-gil, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do
Jeongseon Arirang Market was a leader in agricultural markets across the country, drawing in close to 130,000 visitors per year in the early 1980s. However, with the rapid industrialization and migration of youth to the cities, the number of farmers have declined in recent years. Despite this decrease in workers, the stalls here still manage to sell all kinds of vegetables from Korean chili peppers to bellflower root to potatoes, garlic and more. Most of the produces for sale was harvested directly by the seller, providing fresh ingredients at low prices. Jeongseon Arirang Market is famous for medicinal herbs, with many tourists coming a long way to purchase these products. While many stalls are open throughout the week, the market becomes full and robust on official market days, taking place on all days ending in a 2 or 7. Korail operates the A-Train, a special tourist train that departs for Jeongseon from Cheongnyangni Station on market days.
11-5, Uhyeon-ro 49beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon
Located in Sinpo-dong, Incheon, Sinpo Market (3,300㎡) dates back to the late 19th century when vendors began selling fresh vegetables to the Japanese, Chinese, and Westerners who settled in the area. Sinpo Market was officially registered as a market in 1970 and now boasts over 140 stores.
An increasing number of tourists and international merchants have visited Incheon by ferries and cruise ships, turning the local market into an international shopping area over the past few decades. The information desk and office at the market even provide a variety of services (translation services, trade and shopping information, etc.) for tourists and merchants from home and abroad.
The most famous item of the market is dakgangjeong, a Korean dish of crispy fried chicken coated in a sweet and spicy sauce. Other popular dishes include yuni jjajang, egg tart, freshwater fish jeon, mandu, and jjolmyeon (chewy noodles).
13-1, Jukdosijang 13-gil, Buk-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Pohang Jukdo Market first started as a small gathering of local vendors who sold their wares at the large fields of reeds in Pohang Inner Harbor. Now, over five decades later, the market has become one of the largest traditional markets in the Gyeongsangbuk-do area.
Along with the Pohang Jukdo Market, visitors will also find the Jukdo Fish Market, only 500m away from Ogeori (the heart of Pohang). The largest open-run market in the east, the seafood wholesale market is made up of 200 raw fish stores, offering the area’s best catches. Nearby restaurants sell quality hoe (sliced raw fish) dishes at incredibly low prices. The market is famous nationwide for mulhoe (raw fish in cold broth), served with seasonal catches, and jeonbok juk (abalone rice porridge). In the wintertime visitors can get a taste of gwamegi, a local specialty of the Pohang area.
38, Songjeong-ro 16beon-gil, Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju
Songjeong Station Market was opened in 1913 in connection with the opening of Gwangju-Songjeong Station. For many years, the market was the go-to-place for necessary items and produce, but with the increase of large marts in the 1990s, people began to visit traditional markets less and less. In order to increase the liveliness of Songjeong Station Market and showcase the difference between large marts and a traditional market, the entire space was redesigned around the theme of time.
The newly redesigned 1913 Songjeong Station Market, located just across the street from Gwangju-Songjeong KTX Station, has a bright appearance with modern-styled architecture and signboards detailing the history of the various shops. Visitors can enjoy all the classic market foods here, such as hotteok (hot griddle cakes), gyeran bap (rice with egg), and eomuk (fisk cake).
88, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Unlike many other traditional markets, Kwangjang Market has preserved its rich history and maintained the feel of a traditional market, shying away from modernization. Operated by kind-hearted merchants that embody the warmth of the Korean people, the market is a great place to eat delicious food and purchase various items at inexpensive prices.
Hanbok shops in Kwangjang Market focus on traditional hanbok rather than modernized hanbok, which are said to be more practical than their traditional counterpart. Beautiful hanbok are available at 30% off their average asking price.
176, Sinbanpo-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul
Famille Station is comprised of three floors: nationally and internationally tasty restaurants on the first floor, and beauty salons and cafes on the second and third floors. “Famille” means ‘family’ in French so its name has the meaning of ‘Departure station for taste and beauty with precious people like family”.
59, Centumnam-daero, Haeundae-gu, Busan
Lie Sang Bong collections offer exquisite women's clothing that maximizes women's curves and, consequently, each woman's overall beauty. The collections often feature red and purple, as these colors are believed to reflect the nature of women.