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
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