Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market (서울 밤도깨비 야시장) – South Korea’s version of the global night market culture

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Night markets is totally a global culture, with every country having their own interpretation of how it should look like. Whatever form it takes in each country, it’s certainly a “must-do”. Singapore has got our own Pasar Malam (literally translated to Night Market in the malay language); although it has been declining in popularity in recent times. Taiwan is the “representative” of night markets, with their night markets an attraction, and Bangkok (Thailand) another one with youthful night markets around the city.

5 locations in Seoul holds the Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market (서울 밤도깨비 야시장) with unique features at each of them. This night market growing in popularity, runs from Spring to Autumn (April to October) on every Friday and Saturday; with the Christmas market taking over in December. The Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market is an event organized by the city of Seoul, where visitors can enjoy foods from around the world, shop for unique handmade accessories, and watch various cultural performances. Some of the locations may not run throughout the period, it is prudent to check on operations prior to visiting.

Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market (서울 밤도깨비 야시장)

? 04.05.2019 ~ 10.27.2019 

? Location Areas

[Yeouido World Night Market]
Yeouido Hangang Park, Yeouidong-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
서울시 영등포구 여의동로 330 여의도한강공원 물빛광장
– Fridays & Saturdays 18:00-23:00 / Yeouido Hangang Park Mulbit Plaza

[Banpo Romantic Moonlight Market]
Banpo Hangang Park, Sinbanpo-ro 11-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul
서울시 서초구 신반포로 11길 40 반포한강공원
– Fridays & Saturdays 18:00-23:00 / Banpo Hangang Park Dalbit Plaza

[DDP Youth Runway Market]
Dongdaemun Design Plaza, 281, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
서울시 중구 을지로 281
– Fridays & Saturdays 18:00-23:00 / DDP

[Cheonggyecheon Stream Time Tour Market]
Gwangtonggyo Bridge (nearby), 14, Seolin-dong, Jongrno-gu, Seoul
서울시 종로구 서린동 14 광통교 일대
– Saturdays 17:00-22:00 / Sundays 16:00-21:00

[Culture Tank Forest Picnic Market]
Oil Tank Culture Park, 87, Jeongsan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
서울시 마포구 증산로 87 문화비축기지
– Weekends 16:00-21:00 / Culture Tank

The next time you travel to South Korea, set aside some time and feel the vibes at some of these night markets. For romantic vibes, Banpo Hangang Park is the way to go on your next Korea travel.

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