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“the slow market”

Seoul Folk Flea Market
Ranked #226 of 794 things to do in Seoul
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

if you're expecting to see attractive market or shop like crazy in this place, you'll be disappointed, obviously. but if you want to see different side of seoul--the real everyday life of seoul, then you come to the right place! for the shopper or those loving crowd, this place will be boring, as it's only a quite small market where people buy some everyday needs--ordinary clothes, fake-branded bags, CDs, or sex toys. there's also section that offers antiques items and army goods. i love to enjoy unordinary site when traveling and feel the everyday life in a city. so i find this place is quite interessing. too bad i travelled alone and i don't speak Korean even a word--so i couldn't talk to the people,which is the most interesting part in traveling. if you have spare time in seoul, you can consider to visit this place.

1  Thank nidandelion
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

Guys,
It ain´t no tourist place, with no tourist food, just everyday ordinary korean life.
I loved it, I love to hunt for treasures among the junk. I would be there at least every month, if I was living in Korea.
Take some time to walk around the building for there are many regular people, not business people, selling their stuff. Also, for the high rollers, there is an auction place right beside it.
Go there, talk to people, get to know the culture, have fun!

Thank Stone_Manaus
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Reviewed 11 November 2012

This is an inside, small market with some really nice items like old records and furniture. If you live in Seoul you can find great things for your house, but as a tourist? There is more western style items than korean or traditional items. The food is also nothing traditional, just Korean street food.
You can reach it from the Cheonggyecheon Stream. No subways are near nor nice restaurants. Across the street you will find Lotte Castle, a dragon of an apartment complex within an E-mart, cinema and a nice coffee shop.

Thank Tessavanweelie
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Reviewed 6 June 2011

I was led to believe that this was the place to come if you want vintage junk bordering on antiques. There was very little of that here. The entire second floor consited of rows of booths all selling the same things. hair products in one row, bootleg cd's in another, sex toys in one, and a whole lot of garden tools. Downstairs, there was some used clothing and one row of older items. There were also people selling thigns outside, none of which were particularly interesting. I LOVE flea markets, but this was quite easily the worst one I have seen in the whole world thus far.

5  Thank Joshiewoshie
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