CONTRIBUTED BY AMY HICKERSON
I am sure you have been to a flea market or a yard sale in the states, but I can guarantee it is nothing like the Seoul Folk Flea Market. Even if you have been to another market in Korea, you are in for a treat here!
I had heard a lot about this flea market, the mainly that it was the best on Sunday morning. Apparently more vendors are out on Sundays.
This past Sunday, I had *finally* gotten my house clean and commissary shopping done during the week, and it was a day my husband was available to stay home with our son, so I rounded up a group of other moms, and off we went for a Moms Morning Out at the market!
To get there, we took the subway (there is parking available, in a lot across from one of the entrances of the building) to Sinseol-dong station. You can take exit 9 or 10 out of the station. When you come out of the station exit (either one) do a u-turn, and follow signs in the sidewalk like this:
Once you get to the correct alley as indicated by the street signs, you may start to see some vendors set up. If not, continue on down the alley until you see the entrance to the flea market. There is a building with lots of vendors inside, as well as outdoor vendors surrounding the building.
A look at some of the indoor vendors:
A look outdoors (as you can see, there are some really kooky things for sale here!):
No prices are marked, and I didn’t ask about prices of things, but I would imagine it is like any other market; some things are cheap, some things are expensive, and some things are negotiable. I did buy a cute North Face beanie hat for 10,000W which I felt was a good price.
I highly encourage you to try to make it here at least once; my friends and I had a great time wandering for a couple hours checking it all out!
Seoul Folk Flea Market is open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and closed every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.
Address: Sinseol-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
GPS Coordinates: 37.5748653, 127.02546619999998