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Visiting the Early Morning Market in an Autumn Morning

Around six, I headed to the riverbank of the Jeonjucheon River next to Jeonju Hanok Village. I visited the open-air market that only opens for a few hours in the early morning. Although the sky was still blue and the air was cool, the place was already crowded and energetic.

The early morning cold and colorful leaves tell the winter is approaching. I’d recommend wearing gloves. Some were already making bonfires. I always admire the diligence of those people hard-working even in this temperature.

The merchants here bring only the amount they are going to sell in the morning. Their diligence is inspirational.

Since the falling temperature means the kimchi-making season is approaching, every here and there I see the ingredients of kimchi: Chinese cabbage, turnip, red chilli pepper, spring onion, and others. I bought some green onions.

As it got more brighter, more people entered the market. Around 7 was the peak time. There were still plenty of parking spaces.

Don’t miss the vendors at the roadside and entrance too. It seemed that each vendor has designated space.

I returned home with some freshwater snail, potatoes, a sweet pumpkin, and green onions. They were all very fresh.

I made some potato dishes and doenjang (soybean paste) sauce with freshwater snail.

Since the ingredients were fresh and flavorsome, even the simple pan-fried dishes tasted awesome!

I planted the leftover green onion root. It’s exciting to grow my own ingredient!

I encouraged my friends to visit the early morning market. I got to wake up early, bought quality ingredients at cheaper price, and most of all, I enjoyed the beautiful the view of the Jeonjucheon River in the early morning.


Address: 71-2 Dongwansandong, Wansangu, Jeonju

※ the market is usually open from 05:00 to 08:00.

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  • Jared Sandler

    Agreed that the work ethic of Korean vendors at outdoor markets is inspirational. Despite the cold weather in the early mornings of autumn in Jeonju, so many vendors offered quality vegetables at discounted prices. It’s a great service to anyone willing to wake up early in the morning. Wondering if this Jeonjucheon riverside market is a daily occurrence. Or perhaps every five days?