3/31/2016

[Gyeongju Sightseeing] Gampo Market (감포시장)


[Gyeongju Sightseeing]
Gampo Market (감포시장)






Gampo Market is an appropriate place where tourists who return to Gyeongju after sightseeing along the East Sea can feel the rural atmosphere of a Gyeongju marketplace.
In this tradition market, modern people feel the forgotten sane mood and become fascinated with the rural landscape.




There were many people coming and going to this place because of lively marine trades between the 1930s and 1950s, which naturally led to the creation of a market. This market prospered the most in 1967 when it was reborn as a regular market. Gampo Market opens every five days: the 3th, 8th, 13th, 18th, 23rd, and 28th of every month, where every sort of seafood and fresh raw fish can be enjoyed. In particular, it is famous for jeotgal for gimjang, kimchi-making as winter approaches.


Various popular kinds of jeotgal for gimjang are available from September to March of the subsequent year. Looking around this market, you can have interesting and different experiences because you can buy fresh food ingredients grown nearby, such as wild edible greens and a variety of other vegetables as well as seafood.
Gampo Market is where you can experience generous humanity impossible to be felt in a city, and buy fresh-caught seafood at an affordable price. A new market building is under construction at the site of the former bus terminal to render shopping more comfortable.


· Address: 115, Gampo-ro, Gampo-eup, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do