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Tucked away in the busy streets that run between the skyscrapers of Seoul are a couple of very nice street markets. One of the most fun and interesting markets is Tongin Market in the neighbourhood of Hyoja-dong. The market hall has 75 stands with the finest Korean food. What makes this market truly unique is the way you choose your dishes.
Before South Korea became independent from Japan in 1945, the country suffered great poverty and people would mostly buy their food at markets. Thanks to the production of electronics, the country is now one of the richest in Asia and large luxury grocery stores are gradually pushing out the small markets. To prevent this from happening, the Tongin Market has revived an old tradition.
“In South Korea, healthy food stands for a healthy life”