South Korea is known for being one of the largest economically developed countries worldwide and a lot of the growth is due to the extra devotion to their technological development and innovation. So if you’re wondering if there’s a place in Seoul that sells nothing but various gadgets and electronics, then Yongsan Electronics Market is your place to go.
Yongsan Electronics Market (용산 전자 상가) is the largest wholesale electronics market in Korea. With a collection of over 5,000 electronics varying from high-tech computers to home appliances, the market has almost all the gadgets you could ever dream of in one location.
But you don’t have to be head over heels for gadgets and tech to want to check out this market. Since you can find almost anything related to electronics here, you can still visit if you only need to buy daily necessities like a phone charger or a new USB. Yongsan Electronics Market is comprised of multiple buildings with well over a thousand shops. It’s enough to make anyone excited for the trip.
The market opens from 9 am to 8 pm on weekdays and 9 am to 6 pm on weekends. Some stores close depending on the vendor. The entire place closes on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.
If you need to buy a specific gadget at this amazing electronics market, here’s how to get there. Use Line 1 and get off at Yongsan Station. Get out Exit 3 and use the sign that points towards the market and walk for roughly 5 minutes. Then you’ll start to notice all the electronics slowly surrounding you. It’s a really simple trip because it’s only a couple of minutes away from the station on foot.
Yongsan Electronics Market is a utopia for tech-loving nerds like us. So the next time you’re looking to buy a new camera, upgrade your computer, or just buy a present for a friend who loves electronics, drop by Yongsan Electronics Market.