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Seogwipo Rural 5-day Market (서귀포향토오일시장)_A Fun Treasure Hunt?
Fresh and vividly colored fruits are the star at almost all Jeju 5-day markets. Especially orange colored mandarin, grown outdoors in winter, and grown in greenhouses in summer. On one side of the fruit section, you will find tropical fruits like dragonfruits and manggoapples as well.
Since opening in the early nineties, ‘Seogwipo Rural 5-day Market’ has become the largest traditional market in Seogwipo city. This perennially interesting market, with approximately 600 stalls, has traditionally been selling agricultural, fisheries, clothes & shoes, pets, home wares, plants, and more. Seeing as many villages have 5-day markets, many merchants move about the island selling their goods from one to the next, and new items are continuously introduced. A few newly opened clothing stalls selling trendy Jeju style clothes or natural dyeing clothes even have fitting rooms.
One thing you should not miss in this market
Taste Jeju!_Grocery shops
What to eat
Unlike other 5-day markets, many eateries here open daily, regardless of the market days. Korean sausage and rice soup (순대국밥) is the star of almost all traditional markets in Korea. Every region in Korea has its own recipe of Korean sausage (순대). If you have been to other traditional markets in the mainland, you will find it interesting to compare different versions of Korean sausages. A glass of Makgeoli (unrefined rice wine) will be the cherry on top.
Other things to do
After the market tour, take the Seogwipo city tour bus departing right in front of the market. The bus circulates around major tourist attractions of Seogwipo city including Chilsimni Food Street, Cheonjiyeon Falls, Soldongsan, Oedolgae Rock, and more. Not enough time? Just drop by Cheonjiyeon Falls or Oedolgae Rock, which are popular with both foreign and domestic tourists.
· Products available: Agricultural, fisheries, clothes & shoes, miscellaneous items, food, plants, medicinal herbs,
blacksmith, and restaurants
· Location: 18-5, Jungsangandong-ro 7894beon-gil, Seogwipo-si
· Contact: 064-763-0965
How to get here
[From Jeju Bus Terminal] Take bus no. 181 (express) & stop at ‘Seogwipo Bus Terminal)’ (11 stops, 51 mins.) → transfer to bus
no. 531 or 532 & stop at 'Seogwipo Rural 5-day Market' (10 stops, 11 mins.) → walk for about 2 mins. (151m)
[From Seogwipo Bus Terminal] Take buses 531 or 532 & stop at 'Seogwipo Rural 5-day Market' (22 stops, 29 mins.) → walk
for about 3 mins. (193m)