Jeju Traditional 5-Day Market

Jeju Traditional Five-Day Market is a cultural experience in Jeju.

Unlike other markets, it only opens on the 2nd, 7th, 12th, 17th, 22nd, 27th of each month, which is about every 5 days.

To get there, you can take bus  31, 36, 37, or 38 and get off at 욀장입구 (Five-Day Market Entrance).

You can buy a variety of goods at the market. If you’re looking for gifts, Jeju products like chocolate, honey, tangerine tea, peanut makgeolli, and tangerine cookies are some popular options.

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It’s getting colder, so now is a great time to eat warm snacks at the Five-Day Market, like fresh steamed corns, bungeoppang (fish-shaped sweet bread willed with red bean paste), chicken skewers, heotteok (cinnamon-filled pancake), and Korean donuts.

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Besides hot snacks, there are also traditional Korean snacks, tangerines (winter is tangerine season!), and dried persimmon (another autumn delight).

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If you like anchovies, which makes a great soup base and can be eaten as a side dish, you can buy them in different sizes at the market. There is also deok (rice cakes) of different colors.

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You can also go shopping at the Five-Day Market! Look at this big selection of hair clips!

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Is it time to start bundling up? Here are winter hats, as well as cool looking caps.

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Of course, how can we forget Korean socks? These monster socks would be great for Halloween!KakaoTalk_Daehoon Kim_October 19, 2015 (16)

And for those who love planting, you can buy plants (ex. broccoli), or seeds for your own garden.

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Jeju Five Day Market also have restaurants that sell delicious local food, a great variety of kimchi, fresh fruits and vegetables, clothes, and anything else you might not know you want until you see it. So come to Jeju Traditional Five-Day Market for a fun and food-ful time!

If you cannot make it to the Jeju Five-Day Market because of your schedule, there are other traditional five-day markets opened around Jeju on different dates.

Here’s a list from Jeju Weekly: http://www.jejuweekly.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=2486

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