Yongsan Electronics Market
This is perhaps the best place to shop for electronics in Seoul as many items are available at around half the price of other places in the world and shoppers used to bargaining can receive large discounts. Most of the 5,000 stores here stay open until 22:00 and the electronics market is located near Yongsan subway station.
Central City Mall
Open until 22:00, the Central City Mall is home to a large number of prominent stores such as the Shinsegae department store and Youngpoong Bookshop. Hungry shoppers will also find a large food court here and multiplex cinema.
Hongdae Artists' Saturday Market
Art lovers will want to visit this vibrant weekend market, which is located in the park near Hongik University. This is a great place to purchase handmade jewelry and other handicrafts. There is also an entertainer corner where buskers and tarot card readers ply their trade.
Seoul shopping tips
The best time to grab a bargain is during the Korean Grand Sale, which is held from late September to the end of November. Discounts are available in most market places for those with a keen sense of bartering.