This massive Mapo market is housed in a giant wholesale warehouse and offers a litany of deals under one roof. While many markets focus on one thing, this one offers everything from fruits and vegetables to prepared “banchan” (Korean side dishes) to fresh seafood.
Rest assured that these are wholesale prices. Small business owners around Seoul pull up in the early morning to stock up on wares, and you can get the same prices that they do – although you may have to buy 10 kgs of garlic to take advantage of some of the best deals!
Located across the street from Seoul’s World Cup Stadium, the Mapo Agricultural & Marine Products Market (could they have made the name any longer?) is a short walk from the subway station, making it easily accessible from line #6 (the light brown subway line).