The flea market that commandeers the streets around Dongmyo Shrine has been in operation since the late 1980s, though plenty of trinkets here look as though they’ve been around long before then. Even if you’re not in the mood to buy anything, it’s fascinating to check out the clothes, cassette tapes, Nintendo video game cartridges and other flotsam that wash up here. Shops on Nangye-ro-27-gil cater to a younger crowd and offer some of the best vintage finds.
Fragrance shop in a miniature hanok near Gahoe-dong Alley
High-concept glasses store
Part shopping mall, part cultural platform
Pieces made by renowned Korean craftspeople and artists