Pyounghwa Market (평화시장)
▶Introduction : The Pyounghwa Fashion Town market in Dongdaemun has been selling fashion clothing and accessories for over 50 years ever since the end of the Korean War. It was here that in 1953 North Korean refugees started selling clothes made from US army uniforms. Their market was then named Pyounghwa, which means peace, in the hope that no other wars would be fought on Korean soil. The Pyounghwa Fashion Town was therefore the beginning of the 30,000 stores that now make up Dongdaemun Fashion Town, which is seen as one of the global centers of the fashion industry.
Spread over a large area, this historical fashion market is divided into several districts, the ‘Gu Pyounghwa Fashion Town’ is the oldest, and there is also the ‘Shin Pyounghwa Fashion Town’, ‘Dong Pyounghwa Fashion Town’, and ‘Cheong Pyounghwa Fashion Town’.
▶Address : 246, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
▶Operating Hours : 22:00-18:00 (the following day)
▶Directions : [Subway]
1) Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station (Subway Line 2,4,5), Exit 13 or 14.
2) Dongdaemun Station (Subway Line 4), Exit 8.
▶Homepage : http://pyounghwa.com/eng
(Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese)
▶From : http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/index.kto