Supermarkets or local markets are fun places to visit, if you want a glimpse of how ordinary citizens spend their time.
We were told there is this traditional market in Jeju, Seogwipo, that opens only on specific days each month.
It’s neither a weekly market nor a fortnightly market, it’s a five-day market that sells a variety of items (almost everything you can imagine, except bulky home furniture & electrical appliances)!
The entrance of the market
If you squint enough, you can read off the sign that the market opens on 4, 9 , 14, 19, 24 and 29 of each month. So make sure you drop by for some yummy fruits while you are sight-seeing in Jeju.
It was bustling with action. Vehicles, locals, tourists all under one roof.
We had fun, trying to bargain (in English) with the ah-ju-mas (aunties) in the market, and I think it’s always wise to do so, because these ladies are probably quoting the tourist prices and they are damn dramatic when refusing your suggestion.
Awesome (huge) grapes that were bursting with sweetness! ｜ 买了些巨蜂葡萄，真不赖哦。
You can get all sorts of fresh produce (mostly veggies) here! ｜ 凌朗满目的食材
Wellies for you? ｜ 雨鞋！太可爱了～～～
There were curtains, home decoration items and lady apparels etc. | 除了窗帘，还有衣物等。
Traditional Korean sauces were available too. | 传统酱料。
Snacks to fill your tummy, if you are hungry. | 小吃。
WHAT? Pets for sale too! | 还有宠物！太夸张了！
Apparently, this market is the best place in Seogwipo City to hunt down traditional seasonal fares while also being able to witness its interesting livestock sales area. (According to Jeju Weekly).
How to get there
A 10-minute bus ride east from Jungang rotary, Seogwipo-City.
779-3, Donghong-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do (142, 11-gil, Topyeongseo-ro, Seogwipo-si)
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