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Hongdae Free Market

4.5/5
212 Reviews
Liked by 36
Business Suspended Business hours TBA
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1 hour
Address: 19-3, Wausan-ro 21-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul 04041, South Korea
Official website: https://freemarket.or.kr/
Phone: +82-2-3258553 +82-2-3258515

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Wow, this is an awesome place to take in the K.pop scene, there are amazing street performances happening on every corner. You can also enjoy the amazing markets and restaurants in this area

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  • rememr
    rememr
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    Market with Character

    Artsy place that has its own character and occasional buskers. Nice to walk, shop, eat and chill. I prefer this over the generic Myeongdong. Quite a number of restaurants, cafes and fashion stalls (p...

    Reviewed on /Date(1597027415000+0800)/
  • BillNabilah
    BillNabilah
    Sepang, Malaysia
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    Busking

    The area is a bit small. A lot of buskers during the night. It is always crowded and happening. We spent few hours here. You can find lot of good restaurants too. Nice experience.

    Reviewed on /Date(1584249642000+0800)/
  • Keeponmooving
    Keeponmooving
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    Some Soul from Seoul

    Grab a piece of art to take with you. Some real gems here. Don't leave without a visit. Pricing is very reasonable and in some cases cheap for what you get. Get an old woodblock print!

    Reviewed on /Date(1580062252000+0800)/
  • walktheparth
    walktheparth
    Singapore
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    Worth a side trip... Maybe.

    It is a really small flea market selling crafts and other knick-knacks. Luckily, it is located in an area which is waaaaaay more interesting. I really do not have much to talk about this place real...

    Reviewed on /Date(1572134982000+0800)/
  • pytheen
    pytheen
    Manchester
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    Smaller than expected

    The market was smaller than we expected with only around 20 -25 stalls on the day we visited. It’s in a very lively area with lots of shops and drinking places. Probably not worth a special trip but i...

    Reviewed on /Date(1570226505000+0800)/

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Introduction

Located in Seoul’s Seogyo neighborhood, the Hongdae Free Market is a fun and unique arts and crafts market where artists, performers, musicians, and visitors can interact face to face. Nowhere else in Seoul can you get so up close and personal with artists. The market stalls sell some quirky and eccentric souvenirs, with all goods made by the vendors. For those looking for a unique and charming cultural experience in Seoul, visiting the Hongdae Free Market should certainly be on your list.
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