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IFC Mall (IFC몰)

IFC Mall (IFC몰)

31679     2022-01-03

10, Gukjegeumyung-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
+82-2-6137-5000

IFC Mall is designed by the world-reknown architecture and interior design company Benoy, featuring an exquisite atmosphere overall and presenting brand shops according to its unique characteristic and image. The glass pavilion lets in plenty of natural light, allowing a pleasant shopping experience.
Some of the noteworthy fashion brands featured by IFC Mall includes H&M, Hollister, Uniqlo, and ZARA.

Shilla I'Park Duty Free (신라아이파크면세점)

Shilla I'Park Duty Free (신라아이파크면세점)

14920     2022-01-03

55, Hangang-daero 23-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
+82-1688-8800

Shilla I'Park Duty Free is located within Yongsan's I'Park Mall, offering multiple luxury and imported brands in fashion, cosmetics, food and more (over 550 international brands). Aiming to be a 'premium lifestyle shopping destination' for all domestic and international visitors, the store is connected to restaurants, electronic department, movie theater and other convenient facilities.

Daegu Grand Hotel Duty Free (대구그랜드호텔 면세점)

Daegu Grand Hotel Duty Free (대구그랜드호텔 면세점)

10868     2022-01-03

305, Dongdaegu-ro, Suseong-gu, Daegu
+82-53-251-2000

Grand Duty Free at Daegu Grand Hotel is the first duty free shop in downtown Daegu and operates duty free shopping at Daegu Airport as well as an online shop. The shop provides international luxury brand items and local specialties at great prices.

Larva Town (라바타운)

Larva Town (라바타운)

3973     2022-01-03

1, Gyeonghuigung 1-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
+82-70-4609-6492

Larva Town is divided into areas of three different themes: TUBAn Yard, TUBAn Goods, and Cafe Wingcle. TUBAn Yard greets visitors with animation character Larva dressed up as a gatekeeper from the Joseon dynasty along with other amusing sculptures that serve as excellent props for taking souvenir photos. The yard is open to public, welcoming any passerby to stop by and relax. As for TUBAn Goods, the shop is filled with character merchandise targeted towards consumers of diverse age range. Featured characters include TUBAn's iconic Larva, Dinocore, and Wingcle. After looking around TUBAn Yard and TUBAn Goods, visitors can stop by Cafe Wingcle where they can enjoy a cup of coffee with dessert surrounded by adorable Wingcle and friends.

Gyeongju Jungang Market (경주 중앙시장)

Gyeongju Jungang Market (경주 중앙시장)

18966     2021-12-22

295, Geumseong-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
+82-54-743-3696

Opened in 1983 as an official market, Gyeongju Jungang Market is the main marketplace for Gyeongju locals. Nearly 700 stores selling clothing, oils, rice cakes, vegetables, general goods, and meat operate with some 2,000 vendors. The market is open nearly every day, with the busiest days being on those ending in a 2 or 7.

Arirang Master Crafts Shop (아리랑명품관)

Arirang Master Crafts Shop (아리랑명품관)

16674     2021-11-30

17-1, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
+82-2-739-5700

Arirang Master Crafts Shop is a comprehensive shopping center dealing with traditional Korean crafts. It covers traditional crafts by famous artists, pottery for daily use, decorative pottery, lacquer ware inlaid with mother-of-pearl, crafts made of traditional Korean paper and more. Every product has a fixed price. In addtion, customers can enjoy diverse works displayed in the Migak Museum (Migak means delicate sculpture for eyes to see), located in the shop.

Dorocy (도로시)

Dorocy (도로시)

13639     2021-11-04

175, Yanghwa-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
+82-2-3144-2533

Dorocy means "Gift of God" in Greek. It specializes in jewelry and offers outstanding repair and management services. It is a popular shop among women because of its colorful items. Various items range from inexpensive to expensive prices. Professional assistants give visitors tips on how to choose items matching up well with their clothing. Designers of Dorocy have completed GIA GG, GIA Design, and IGI EG courses in Santa Monica, the United States and produce items with unique designs.

Seogwipo Maeil Olle Market (서귀포매일 올레시장)

Seogwipo Maeil Olle Market (서귀포매일 올레시장)

76379     2021-10-22

18, Jungang-ro 62beon-gil, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
+82-64-762-1949

Seogwipo Maeil Olle Market is the largest market in Seogwipo. It is a traditional market that was formed in the early 1960s and is a mainstay in the Seogwipo economy. Starting from 2001, the market expanded its shopping center and now stretches over 620 meters in length. The interior of the market is designed in such a way that visitors can easily navigate through shops and vendors. For customers' ease, the market offers free delivery service as well as cultural programs and outdoor performances.

Jagalchi Market (부산 자갈치시장)

Jagalchi Market (부산 자갈치시장)

124217     2021-10-22

52, Jagalchihaean-ro, Jung-gu, Busan
+82-51-245-2594

Jagalchi Market, located on the seaside road in Busan's Jung-gu, is Korea's largest seafood market, selling both live and dried fish. After the Korean War, the market solidified itself as a fish market. Most of the people who sell fish are women, so the vendors here are called Jagalchi Ajumma, "ajumma" meaning middle-aged or married woman in Korean.

This market represents Busan and is famous throughout the country. Visitors can eat fresh raw fish right at the market. Even nowadays visitors can see women selling mackerel, sea squirts (ascidians) and other seafoods on wooden boxes along the road outside of the market and along the shore.

Dongdaemun Shopping Complex (Hanbok Shops) (동대문종합시장 한복상가)

Dongdaemun Shopping Complex (Hanbok Shops) (동대문종합시장 한복상가)

52370     2021-09-15

266, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
+82-2-2262-0114

As one of the largest markets in Asia, Dongdaemun Shopping Complex boasts huge hanbok shops. Most of the major hanbok and fabric distributors are located here. It offers a wide array of hanbok from traditional hanbok to modernized hanbok in addition to accessories and clothing materials. Dongdaemun Shopping Complex is a popular spot among international tourists who want to experience traditional Korean culture and purchase various souvenirs.

Gukje Market (국제시장)

112425     2021-09-15

Area of Sinchang-ro 4-ga, Jung-gu, Busan
+82-51-245-7389

Following the Korean War, refugees who fled to Busan set up stalls in order to make a living by selling smuggled or imported products, which developed into Gukje Market (gukje meaning "international" in Korean) of today.

Gukje Market is one of Korea’s largest markets. The market's alleyways are lined with stalls selling diverse goods, particularly machinery tools, kitchenware, and clothing. To the market's right is an alleyway lined with charity stores, and to the left is Kkangtong Market.

Daegu Seomun Market & Seomun Night Market (대구 서문시장 & 서문시장 야시장)

68298     2021-09-14

45, Keunjang-ro 26-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu
+82-53-256-6341

Seomun Market (formerly known as Daegu-Keun Market) of Daegu is steeped in history. Along with Pyeongyang Market and Ganggyeong Market, Seomun Market was one of the three main markets during the Joseon dynasty. It is situated only 300 meters from the West Gate of the city, and was befittingly named Seomunsijang (West Gate Market). Although the market has grown from its small size, the names of the alleyways such as Hongdukkaejeon and Dakjeon remains unchanged.

The specialties of the current Seomun Market include fabric-related items like silk, satin, linen, cotton, knitted goods, and clothing. However, visitors to the market will also find a decent selection of crafts, silver products and dried seafood. While still traditional in many respects, Seomun Market offers modern conveniences including a heating and cooling system and a large parking lot.

The signature dish of Seomun Night Market is Cup Makchang, small servings of Korea’s soul food makchang (beef intestines). Other popular dishes include mu tteokbokki, a unique take on a classic Korean dish with thinly sliced radish, and a remake of British fare shrimp and chips.