A journey back in time at Seoul Folk Flea Market 2013/04/14, Source,
Clad in Hanbok, a mascot welcomes visitors at the entrance to the Seoul Folk Flea Market located in Hwanghak-dong, Jung District (photo: Jeon Han).
Korea's traditional markets are the best sites for experiencing Koreans' unique "jeong", a special feeling of fondness, warmth, bonding, and attachment. Such traditional markets across the nation have similar, but unique characteristics of their own. These are something more than just shopping places. You can get a glimpse of the lives of ordinary Koreans.
If you are looking for something rare and unique, Seoul Folk Flea Market is the place to go. All sorts of old appliances such as black-and-white TVs, obsolete refrigerators, laptops, secondhand books and clothes, out-of-date cassette tapes, and LP records make you feel as if you were in a time machine. Seemingly hundreds-of-years-old knick-knacks make you wonder where they come from and how they came here,...More
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