Come Visit Traditional Korean Markets!


Seocheon Specialty Market

  • A “seafood museum” that shows the West Sea as it is
  • Right here, you can have fun observing a variety of seafood including different types of fish and clams living in mudflats. You can also benefit from a table service for serving fresh seafood you buy at the market. You are encouraged to participate in mud flat activities such as clam digging.
  • 42, Chungjeol-ro, Seocheon-eup, Seocheon-gun, Chungcheongnam-do

  • Travel Hotline : +82-2-1330

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Located in a marine city abundant with mudflats in the Korean peninsula’s southernmost point, Seocheon Specialty Market is particularly known for offering high-quality seafood. It has been repositioning itself as a specialty market since its relocation in 2004 by constantly modernizing its facilities, adopting a card payment system, and providing delivery services.
In addition, Seocheon-gun, where the market is located, hosts a variety of seasonal festivals including Korea’s one and only traditional fabric festival called Hansan Mosi, along with The Tradition of Millennium, Seocheon Camellia Octopus Festival, Seocheon Hongwonhang Gizzard Shad & Crab Festival, and Seocheon Natural Flatfish & Sea Bream Festival. You are welcomed to drop by most-visited tourist attractions in this town such as National Institute of Ecology, Chunjangdae Beach, and Sinseong-ri Reed Beds, along with a chance to enjoy the Eight Scenic Views of Seocheon.

08:00–21:00 everyday
* Closed on the first Tuesday of the month (except when it is on the 2nd or 7th day of the month on which Seocheon Fifth-Day Market is held. In addition, the market will be closed on the following day if the first Tuesday of the month is a public holiday.) 


A public parking lot (accommodating up to 600 vehicles) within 10 meters of the market

Gifts Offered

Bokjumeoni  (fortune pouch) in ramie cloth
(Limited to 200 people on a first-come, first-served basis)

Famous eateries

- Sliced raw fish
- Half-moon shaped ramie rice cakes
- Hansan Sogokju
- Laver

Tourist Attractions Nearby

National Institute of Ecology, Janghang Skywalk, National Marine Biodiversity Institute of Korea, Dongbaekjeong Pavilion, Chunjangdae Beach, Hansan Mosi (Ramie Fabric) Museum, Munheonseowon Confucian Academy

Regional Festivals

- Seocheon Camellia Octopus Festival
- Seocheon Natural Flatfish & Sea Bream Festival
- Marine Products Festival Janghang
- HANSANMOSI The Tradition of Millennium

Korea Tourism Organization Headquarters, 10 Segye-ro,
Wonju-si, Gangwon-do 26464, Republic of Korea
TEL +82-33-738-3000