Saturday, October 26, 2013

Seoul Street Markets

Street markets are part of the heart and soul of Seoul. On our first day out, we decided to hit up Myeongdong, one of the primary shopping districts in the city. The blog post title is perhaps misleading—Myeongdong is more about brand name shops and department stores as opposed to what you might think when you hear "street market."

I've read Myeongdong compared to The Grove in LA. In fact, we ran into a crowd and discovered this Korean celebrity (Choi Kang-hee) being interviewed on a show that is supposedly similar to Access Hollywood.

The next two photos were taken along the sidewalk just outside Deoksugung Palace.

Finally, there's the famous Namdaemun Market. This is probably closer to what one might expect out of a street market. Cheap souvenirs, inexpensive knockoffs—it's all here in this sprawling maze.

This lady threw a folded cardboard box at me. I guess she was mad because I was taking a photo. So of course, I'm going to post it. Too bad I was a little slow on the trigger.


  1. Your pictures make me want to go out there and keep practicing so I can be a s great as you. :D