Seoul is known for its outdoor markets. There’s a fish market that literally spans five city blocks, plus other outdoor markets that focus on a specific genre of things to sell.
Yesterday, I stopped by the dry goods market, located a few blocks from my office, to snap a couple of pictures (and to buy some stuff, of course). This place is huge – you could easily get lost in here, although there’s plenty of sights, sounds, and smells to keep you busy. Motorcycles belch their way through the crowded alleys, the individual stalls all compete for your attention, and clusters of shoppers weave their way through dry goods that are piled high inside white styrofoam baskets.
It really needs to be seen to be believed, but since not everyone can see it, I brought back some pictures: