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Gyeongdong Market, Seoul

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Gyeongdong Market or Kyungdong Market, located in Dongdaemun District, Seoul, is one of the largest herbal medicine and ginseng markets of South Korea. Since its establishment in 1960, the market supplies 70 percent of the nation’s herbal medicine ingredients and has more than 1,000 related shops and oriental medicine clinics in the area. Gyeongdong Market also serves as a wholesale and retail markets selling agricultural products and fish in about 300,000 square meters, about five times the size of the Seoul Sangam World Cup Stadium.It is served by Seoul Subway's Jegi-dong Station on Line 1.
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  • Beyond the evening this fall by the time are cheaper. Namdaemun is order mushrooms from this market. So k 20000 Yen's foreign exchange market in late October, and was filled with big game.
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  • Lively, align everything. (At the moment was sold a lot of jujubes and chestnuts, figs) can be purchased in season and fresh cheaper are large and the amount. Way station in the market are selling rice cakes are delicious. Many contractors in the early morning, at 9-10 o'clock the General customers in the vibrant and I.
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  • Keio Seoul Yangnyeongsi market and adjacent Eastern market. Namdaemun market is many times, but this was for the first time. Yangnyeongsi market from road one, and soon. Said the fall though, ordered under the scorching sun, but still hot, frozen fish shop. Grocery store, they sell only the sweet potato leaves, and Koryo ginseng shop is Zlatko-~ Li!! difference and Koryo ginseng Namdaemun Market PLA ︎, remains with soil!! or ︎ and not so in Japan, Randy and do not wash. Is the market you want to visit again, slowly!! ︎
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