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Jun 3, 2018
“Cheap and less touristic”
May 4, 2018
“Unique market street”
The country's largest medicinal herb market features a seemingly never ending array of spices, herbs and mushrooms. This is also a great place to try unusual medicinal teas, like deer antler or holy mushroom tea.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1036 Jegi-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-967-8721
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Reviewed June 3, 2018

This is a huge traditional market for truly local people's sake. It'll be a good time to experience a Korea's market. - The location is a walkable distance from Cheongnyangni or Jegidong. - I recommend buying fruits here. Fruits are comparatively expensive Korea. But, here...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank 590jhl
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

Went for the novelty of it, realized every store was selling more or less the same stuff. And every shop we walked past, the owner will come and badger us into making purchases. We ignored most of them until we came to one where the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank jasonteh7
Reviewed May 17, 2017

I came here via the subway to Jegi-dong station. As you walk tap out of the gantry area, you will be mesmerized by all the different herbal medicine displayed in the station as you access Korea's traditional herbal market. It was a truly local experience...More

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank Havenq
Reviewed April 24, 2017

Overall it was a 5-star shopping experience for my family. The market was not too far from Jegi-dong subway station and selling variety kinds of herbs, from dried ones to fresh ones. We loved the ginseng zone especially. We also bought fresh strawberry, chestnut and...More

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank Kiet Q
Reviewed February 24, 2016

This was amazing place to visit so much to see. One of my favorites was the mushrooms there were so many varities.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Donna B
Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We went of course for the fresh ginseng but this place has so much more on offer. We spent a very enjoyable couple of hours trying to guess what some things are as well as picking up other things we did not know we wanted.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Itsmorning
Reviewed June 1, 2015

to me well worth a look but definitely not the normal Lonely Planet type World Heritage attraction. it's probably one of the best places to buy fresh ginseng on the planet, and perfect for any number of other herbs. the problem for the average person...More

Date of experience: April 2015
2  Thank John B
Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Was staying just across the road at the K City hotel and thought I'd go for a morning stroll, which ended up being a 2 hour adventure when I discovered this market. I loved it here- lots of fruit ginseng, meats, locals and plenty of...More

Thank aniceglassofred
Reviewed January 21, 2015

The market is long about 1km. Many stores selling ginseng and foods. You can see people selling strawberries, promengrates, blueberries, oranges, apples, chestnuts. You have to see which stores offer good value food. Prices might varies along the way. Ginseng price varies too. We purchased...More

Date of experience: January 2015
12  Thank ben10tan
Reviewed October 9, 2014

We took a stroll at the market and there certainly a lot of ginseng. The fruits and vegetables look wonderful. Unfortunately we took a wrong turn and ended up on a street that had live animals a few of the cages had Dogs, which made...More

Date of experience: October 2014
5  Thank Stealthcritic
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