Hongdae Art Market Free Market

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Hongdae Art Market Free Market

Hongdae Art Market Free Market
4.5
Saturday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
HongdaeAp Artmarket FREEMARKET has been an art market since 2002.It is a cultural event where you can experience accessories for me, Living props for decorating my space, and creative performances to fatten your taste. From March to November, every Saturday from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Hongik Culture Park.
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Neighborhood: Hongdae
Carefree enthusiasm is everywhere in this energetic neighborhood centered on Hongik University, Korea’s top art school. From its assortment of murals to the occasional amateur street performances, creativity and expression make up the wild and beating heart of vibrant Hongdae. At the Free and Hope Market (weekends at the Hongdae Children’s Playground) you'll find one of Seoul’s most popular handmade and creative markets drawing consistent crowds. At Hongdae, there’s never a shortage of things to do and see; food and drink options are nearly endless as are shops and noraebang (karaoke) rooms. Hongdae is also one of Seoul’s top party and club scenes catering to a younger demographic; if a packed club isn’t your scene, you'll also find a range of music venues and bars offering live music in all genres. Although Hongdae has lost much of its unique appeal and undergone rapid commercialization in recent years, be sure to explore Hongdae’s edges in areas such as Sangsu-dong and Yeonnam-dong where Hongdae’s fiercely independent streak still runs freely.
How to get there
  • Hongik University • 7 min walk
  • Sangsu • 7 min walk
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rememr
Singapore, Singapore812 contributions
Market with Character
Feb 2020
Artsy place that has its own character and occasional buskers. Nice to walk, shop, eat and chill. I prefer this over the generic Myeongdong. Quite a number of restaurants, cafes and fashion stalls (personal favorites are Another Awesome, Fashionhong and Tomato Library)
Written August 10, 2020
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BillNabilah
Sepang, Malaysia271 contributions
Busking
Oct 2019 • Friends
The area is a bit small. A lot of buskers during the night. It is always crowded and happening. We spent few hours here. You can find lot of good restaurants too. Nice experience.
Written March 15, 2020
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Thetravelsaint
Cape Town Central, South Africa29 contributions
Some Soul from Seoul
Jun 2019
Grab a piece of art to take with you. Some real gems here. Don't leave without a visit. Pricing is very reasonable and in some cases cheap for what you get. Get an old woodblock print!
Written January 27, 2020
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Ian K
Singapore252 contributions
Worth a side trip... Maybe.
Oct 2019
It is a really small flea market selling crafts and other knick-knacks. Luckily, it is located in an area which is waaaaaay more interesting.

I really do not have much to talk about this place really. I guess if you are within the vicinity, you can drop by for a quick visit.
Written October 27, 2019
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pytheen
Manchester, UK62 contributions
Smaller than expected
Oct 2019 • Couples
The market was smaller than we expected with only around 20 -25 stalls on the day we visited. It’s in a very lively area with lots of shops and drinking places. Probably not worth a special trip but if you’re in the area...
Written October 5, 2019
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Darlin D.
Singapore, Singapore11 contributions
Hip and Happening street and shops
Sep 2019
First time here on a Chuseok holidays, I thought will be quiet but surprisingly NOT! The place is hip and happening with street performance about 5 different type to watch and support and you may tip them for some cash :) walk along the streets with so many ladies clothes, sports shops and also for guys. There's also street food as well. I am still feeling hungry, luckily there's a mall in Hongdae has Halal Guys for me to dine :P
Written September 27, 2019
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Amy L
Hangzhou, China533 contributions
Not sure what I was looking for ...
Jun 2019 • Solo
I came to the location after 1 PM that’s when the information said that it “opened” - but found ... a regular street of shops and stalls, and a few “buskers,” but certainly nothing that wasn’t open an hour before. I wandered pretty extensively, so I’m confident I was in the right place, but unimpressed for an “art market.” Fun to wander, but not as an art market.
Written June 29, 2019
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Hello, from the picture you uploaded, you are not visiting the HongdaeAp Artmarket FREEMARKET. The place you visited is Hongdae Street. You have to visit Hongik Culture Park. It's a shame that you couldn't meet us, even though you were willing to come.Thank you :)
Written September 18, 2019
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Jennifer D
Western Australia, Australia1,175 contributions
Worth visiting
Jun 2019 • Solo
Lots of things happening here - plenty of atmosphere- buskers, great shops food stalls and even nicer cafes (where you can actually sit!)
Good prices here as it is in a university area and caters for kids with not a lot of money.
Written June 8, 2019
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MarineAir10
Vancouver, WA801 contributions
More Great Shopping.
May 2019 • Couples
Another gem provided by our driver. We met an artist who did wonderful oil paint reproductions of actual photographs for an very low cost. We visited the market in the afternoon and paintings of our three grandkids and two of my favorite airplanes were delivered to our hotel by seven in gathering evening. Lots of neat Korean art items.
Written May 16, 2019
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Lizayam
Marikina, Philippines486 contributions
Artsy Stuff All-Around
Apr 2019 • Family
Every time we visit Seoul, we always schedule a weekend to go to Hongdae Art Free Market. It is an open area where artists get the chance to showcase their talents thru stuff like jewelries, potteries, leather goods, clothes, postcards, paintings, etc. All designs are handmade. You can even have your portraits made while waiting. My 2 girls and I enjoyed walking around and appreciating the talents of the artists who participated in the free market. We bought quite a handful of products and we loved them. Some stalls even accept credit cards. Try and visit this place when you are in Seoul.
Written May 5, 2019
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