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Gyeongdong Market, Seoul

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Gyeongdong Market or Kyungdong Market, located in Dongdaemun District, Seoul, is one of the largest herbal medicine and ginseng markets of South Korea. Since its establishment in 1960, the market supplies 70 percent of the nation's herbal medicine ingredients and has more than 1,000 related shops and oriental medicine clinics in the area. Gyeongdong Market also serves as a wholesale and retail markets selling agricultural products and fish in about 300,000 square meters, about five times the size of the Seoul Sangam World Cup Stadium.
It is served by Seoul Subway's Jegi-dong Station on Line 1.

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  • Gyeongdong Market is famous for its fruit sellers and low prices. The fruit zone is really huge and lively. You can find various kinds of Korean fruits and imported fruits. However, be careful. There....  more »
  • This was a great place to drop by at - and my friends and I could search through piles of ginseng etc,.. and amuse ourselves constantly with our serendipitous finds!  more »
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  • This is a famous Korean Ginseng trading place. If you buy a lot, you can deal the price to the seller. - You aren't afraid to buy fake goods there. - You need to have cash. Most stores don't accept Visa card :( - Near the Jegi Oriental Medicine Market, so you can combine to see both places easily.
  • Difficult to park, so many people, but it's worth visiting. Biggest traditional market in Korea. Fresh fruits and vegetables. Chinese herbs, dried food and fresh ginseng, etc. So much fun!
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