Jeju’s traditional charm | 传统市场 魅力活力

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)!

旅行时,我喜欢到当地的传统市场或超市逛逛,体验当地人的生活(虽然只是短暂的)。

民宿主人提醒我们,济州岛上有几个特殊的传统市场,一个月只营业六天,错过可惜。

我们也就抱着好奇的心,出发去看看其中一个!

persimmon
big juicy persimmons and a variety of fruits & goods are available in this market.

漂亮诱人的红柿子,你怎么不尝一尝?

Entrance

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.

每月的4、9、14、19、24、29日是这杂货市场营业的时候。

里头贩卖相当丰富的新鲜水果,若有兴趣,记得杀价哦。这里的大婶们可不是省油的灯哦。

fruits galore

grapes

Awesome (huge) grapes that were bursting with sweetness! | 买了些巨蜂葡萄,真不赖哦。

Veggies

You can get all sorts of fresh produce (mostly veggies) here! | 凌朗满目的食材

Cabbage
Boots

Wellies for you? :) | 雨鞋!太可爱了~~~

Curtains

There were curtains, home decoration items and lady apparels etc. | 除了窗帘,还有衣物等。

Sauces

Traditional Korean sauces were available too. | 传统酱料。

snacks

Snacks to fill your tummy, if you are hungry. | 小吃。

Pets

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).

果然应有尽有有时间,不妨走一趟!

How to get there
A 10-minute bus ride east from Jungang rotary, Seogwipo-City.

Address:

779-3, Donghong-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do (142, 11-gil, Topyeongseo-ro, Seogwipo-si)

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