3 Best Shopping in Gyeongju

What to Buy and Where to Shop in Gyeongju

Shopping in Gyeongju is rather laidback compared to major cities in South Korea. The town may not have trendy malls and huge shopping districts, but there are still many places to shop for a variety of things, such as local crafts, art pieces, teas, antiques, and textiles.

Make sure you plan your shopping trips in advance and check with people living in Gyeongju about things such as where to shop and the best items to purchase. A good tip to remember: carry cash as some stores, especially local markets, don’t accept credit cards. For ideas on where to shop during your stay, check out this guide on the best shopping in Gyeongju. 

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Hwang Nam Bbang

Hwangnam bread is one of the many specialities you’ll find in Gyeongju. This artisan bread is a red bean pastry that was first baked by Young-hwa Choi in Gyeongju back in 1939, and is now available throughout the country.

The best place to buy Hwangnam bread is at Hwang Nam Bbang, which is run by the Choi family. It’s located at the Hwango Intersection, about 1 km northeast of Geyongju Express Terminal.  

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 11pm
  • Location: 783, Taejong-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
  • Tel: +82-54-749-7000

Gyeongju Folk Craft Village

The Gyeongju Folk Craft Village consists of 40 hanok (Korean wooden homes), where local artisans produce traditional arts and folk crafts. Here, you’ll be able to see how traditional Korean handicrafts are made. Some stores offer hands-on workshops at reasonable prices. 

Among the many things you can buy here include pottery, woodcrafts, jewellery, and embroidery – prices are usually cheaper compared to most places in Daegu. Make sure you look around for the products of your choice and negotiate for the right price.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 5pm (extended hours apply in summer and spring)
  • Location: 230, Bobul-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
  • Tel: +82-54-746-0618
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Gyeongju Seongdong Market

The Gyeongju Seongdong Market is one of the largest traditional markets in Gyeongju. Founded in 1971, it has over 300 vendors and stores selling a variety of goods.

Locals often visit the market in the early morning to shop for fresh produce, fruits, and seafood which are sourced from Gyeongju and surrounding areas. The Gyeongju Seongdong Market is just across the road from Gyeongju station. 

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 7pm
  • Location: 11, Wonhwa-ro 281beon-gil, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
  • Tel: +82-54-772-4226
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