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“Biggest Market in Daegu - Must see and experience”
Review of Seomun Market

Seomun Market
Ranked #1 of 117 things to do in Daegu
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Daegu, South Korea
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“Biggest Market in Daegu - Must see and experience”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Unless you'll be going to Seoul or Busan, Daegu's Seomun Market is a must see for anybody coming to Daegu. It's a great combination of all kinds of products for sale that will fit almost any need. The place recently has been remodeled with some new buildings. Anything from fruit, pots, pans, fabric, clothing, crafting, and so much more can be found. Sundays are pretty busy and yet, I do believe they can be closed on certain Sundays.

There is parking available if driving, or easy access from the subway. I would plan for at least half day or more. Grab a map from the tourist center or you will get lost!!!

Visited October 2012
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“Biggest Market in Daegu”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

I always love traditional market (and shopping). Since i live in a small city outside Daegu, come into the downtown is a nice activity i would like to do whenever i have time. Mostly because Daegu downtown has many places for shopping, one of its well-known place is Seomun Market (Seomun Sijang). You can take the line 1 subway to get here or simply by city bus. From Yeungnam University might take the bus number 840 or 909, and you will get there roughly in 1 hour.
This traditional market complex is very big, they divide the building for clothes section (adult and kids are also separated), home appliances and fresh raw material (as fish, vegetables and so on). They also have one section that sell korean souvenirs like key chains; postcards; traditional fan; etc. Not to forget that hanbok (korean traditional dress) with its accessories are available in here.
Seomun market is the biggest traditional market in Daegu, so it is worth to visit. You might find yourself swirled in a labyrinth of shops. And I need to remind you that this place has various super cutie things from as little as beads. You can indulge yourself in a time-travel shopping, from antiques to modern style.
If you need extra energy to troll around in this market, you might wanna sit a while in the alley and enjoy Korean street food such as ttokbokki, cold ramyeon, pajon (korean pizza), etc. Even if you’re not feeling hungry, when you look at the food, you just cant help not to drool over.
A tip for shop in Semun Sijang, try trolling inner part of the market, cause in outer shop, price are a bit higher. Unless you can show your great ability to bargain. And always try for a discount price about 1/3 till ½. Saying you are a student is also helpful in getting cheaper price. Have a joyful shopping experience :D

Visited June 2012
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Daegu
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“Souvenirs shop”
Reviewed April 19, 2012

I spent half day in Seomun market. I went there with my Korean buddy. It is a traditional market with many little stores and people. The stores sell quite different things from food, clothes, shoes, bags, until the traditional souvenirs from South Korea. There are several souvenirs shop but i found this one and i thought it's the best.
As a moslem women, it's always been hard for me to find halal food for me in Korea. So i chose odeng/omug and tteokbokki as my lunch that day. It was delicious and tasty. There are also some fruit vendors and lots of snacks on the street. I recommend you to visit this market at least once.
It's easy to get there. Just take subway and get off at Seomun station or use the bus 649 or 440.

Visited March 2012
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“True Korean Experience; a must-see in Daegu”
Reviewed May 9, 2011

Seomun is the largest and most diverse of the (at least) three traditional markets in Daegu (Chilseong is the other that is definitely worth visiting: on Subway Line 1). Seomun is not just a fish market, which is amazing, but the main buildings are a labyrinth of stores and stalls the likes of which are most unique. From traditional Korean wedding gown shops all clustered on the same floor to flowers and hot chili peppers bound in a five-foot twist, there are new things to see at every turn. Plan to spend at least an hour there and have some food, either soup or mandu (dumplings) as there are none more authentic (or as cheap). Just get off Line 2 on the Subway one stop west of the main transfer point, take exit 5, go back and head up the small side streets on the north side of the main drag and you will find it.

Visited March 2011
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