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Address: Yang-dong, Seo-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
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A huge area of tradition...

This is regarded as one of the best traditional markets in Korea. It's on the Gwangju subway line. You could spend hours browsing clothes and sampling food. Enjoy! Korean language... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 5, 2013
Patrick C
Gwangju, South Korea

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a bus number 16 from U-Square terminal and stopped at Yangdong Market station. At the main entrance of the market (which is near to the bus stop that I stopped), there were a lot of fruit stalls, fish markets, poultry shops etc etc. At the other side of the market, there were traditional clothes shops, furniture shops, cookwares... More 

Thank Luniaa
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71 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Although this is not a tourist attraction, as it is a fully functional traditional korean markets where people buy everyday items like food, appliances, clothes etc... it is still worth a visit to see. Seeing the different types of fish (live, dead etc...) and how skilled these people are at cutting them up is amazing. It is massive and you... More 

Thank Alexander S
Gwangju, South Korea
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is not a tourist attraction, it is a fully functional traditional market. Forget downtown with all of the products you can buy from home - this semi-outdoor market has locals selling produce, fish, meats, shoes, furniture, crafts, clothes, traditional Hanboks... really, you name it. It's right along the subway, exit 1, so it's very convenient. The fried chicken is... More 

1 Thank Lianney22
Gwangju, South Korea
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30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This is regarded as one of the best traditional markets in Korea. It's on the Gwangju subway line. You could spend hours browsing clothes and sampling food. Enjoy! Korean language skills will make it much a much easier experience.

2 Thank Patrick C
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

I think the previous reviewer is talking about Art Street. There is nothing small about this market! It's well worth a wander and easily accessible via metro. Lots of the produce seems to be in bulk (I really wanted to buy a fig but couldn't get just one, only a whole tray) but other vendors are willing to deal with... More 

2 Thank meowk
Richmond, Virginia
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74 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Was a little disappointed, as this art area that was well publicized, I expected more stores. Although I still managed to find some things to purchase, I was thought there would be much more to this area. You won't need much time to go through the stores.

Thank cblens
Copenhagen, Denmark
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

Local market with Interesting variety of foods (e.g. live chickens). Not for people with a sensitive smell sense! The clothing and other goods not interesting except from it's cheap and rare look.

1 Thank Ladehoff

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