You should experience Bamdokkaebi Night Market in Seoul at least once in your lifetime - here's why

You should experience Bamdokkaebi Night Market in Seoul at least once in your lifetime - here's why

If you're tired of the standard kimchi jjigae and bibimbap, you must visit this festive night market!

The festive Bamdokkaebi Night Market in Seoul returns to South Korea’s capital. From April, 5 until October, 27, the fine foods will be available for visitors and locals to enjoy. Whether you’re living or working there, you should visit this night market at least once while it’s running. After all, it was voted as the most popular seasonal festival in 2017! You’ll find unique and innovative snacks and gourmet food choices being sold from food trucks and stalls, in addition to fun events. Bamdokkaebi Night Market will change location every weekend between these five venues.

5 venues to catch Bamdokkaebi Night Market in Seoul

1. DDP Youth Runway Market

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Address: Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), 281, Euljiro, Jung-gu, Seoul

Opening Hours: Fridays & Saturdays, 6pm to 11pm

This night market in Seoul is a great spot to see up and coming artists feature their work. Not to mention the DDP’s design means you’ll have more than one reason to snap for the gram!

2. Cheonggyecheon Time Tour Market

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Address: Gwangtonggyo Bridge area at Cheonggyecheon Stream, 14, Seorin-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Opening Hours: Saturdays, 5pm to 10pm; Sundays, 4pm to 9pm

One of the busier night markets, the location means it’s convenient for a lot of people to swing by and see what delicious Korean fare is on offer. The stalls are located on either side of Cheonggyecheon Stream so you’ll find something interesting on either side of the river!

3. Yeouido World Night Market

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Address: Yeouido Hangang Park, 330, Yeouidong-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul

Opening Hours: Fridays & Saturdays, 6pm to 11pm

One of the more unique foodie joints in Seoul, Yeouido World Night Market has a distinct feel that’s welcoming and fun at the same time. The World Zone has artefacts and handmade souvenirs from all over the world made by expert craftsmen. You’ll discover something new here in terms of food or culture!

4. Banpo Romantic Moonlight Market

Address: Banpo Hangang Park, Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul

Opening Hours: Fridays & Saturdays, 6pm to 11pm

For a night of passion and an unobstructed view of the night sky, visit this night market in Seoul. It’s completely out in the open and caters for different experiences thanks to the uniquely themed zones.

5. Oil Tank Culture Park Season Market

Address: Oil Tank Culture Park, 87, Jeongsan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Opening Hours: Saturdays & Sundays, 4pm to 9pm (Available for only 3 weeks in May)

Oil Tank Culture Park is reminiscent of a flea market. The smaller space and bustling atmosphere makes this night market in Seoul cosy yet vibrant. Keep your eyes open for dates, as it’s only open for 3 weekends in May.

Written by

Vinnie Wong