Seocho Swap Market
Held every Saturday in Seocho is one of the largest flea/swap markets in Korea. You can access the market from either Sadang Station (Line 4) exit 14 or Isu Station (Line 4) exit 5. This Seoul swap market starts up at 9am and usually closes down around 3pm.
Most of the items for sale are clothes, so if you’re looking for something you can find some really great deals here. Everything is dirt cheap, but still at a decent quality. What I found interesting was the smattering of household goods and technology items. Probably the most interesting stuff we found was an assortment of old bills and coins.
Many dated back several years. They even had the old 1 won Korean bill and some North Korean coins. I also loved the toaster oven seen in the video. If we were looking for an extra one, I would have picked it up.
Hongdae Free Market
If you’re looking for some hand crafted items for your home or to gift someone, there is no better place to hit up than the Hongdae Free Market. Held Saturdays, it features artists from all over Korea. Some artists come prepared with things created, while others make it on the spot. It is certainly one of the more unique markets in Korea. They even have live music in the afternoon.
It’s held in Hongik Park, located next to Hongik University. You can get to this park either by walking out of Hongik ip-gu station (Line 2) exit 9 or Sangsu station (Line 6) exit 3. Just follow the signs to the university. The park is located on a small hill nearby. You can’t miss it.
We had a really fun day out shopping when we filmed this in August. The woman at the end of the video was the same one selling the toaster over and was so happy to meet me while filming. If you ever see me out and about, please come up to say hello!
At the end of the video, I asked you what was the most interesting thing you’ve picked up at a market? Please drop your answer down below!