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Local expert guides to Seoul

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Mijung Ashley Kwon and Jaewoong Austin Shin

Coffee Shop Owners

Mijung Ashley Kwon and Jaewoong Austin Shin are a husband and wife duo, and the proud owners of the Coffee Montage coffee shop in Seoul. Jaewoong Austin Shin is also the main roaster at Coffee Montage, and he and his wife, together with the team of passionate baristas, create some of the best coffees in the city.

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Ken Lee

Lifestyle Blogger

23 years old Ken Lum Lee was born and raised in London, UK. A Marketing Business major and a photographer wannabe, Ken decided to leave the UK to seek more colour and seasoning in which the world can offer, hence the blog started. Initially a private journal for his family and close friends, it is now open for the public to walk alongside with him and his Korean travels. Currently residing in Gwangju, South Korea, he is now teaching English in a public school.

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Cristina Drafta

Photographer

I am an addicted photographer, and a traveler passionate about the world. I write for Argophilia and other travel sites, and I like to use Stay.com to plan my trips. Hopefully, you can use my guides to plan yours too.

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JinJoo Lee

Korean Foodie

Originally from Korea, JinJoo now lives in the United States, where she still cooks with the flavors of her home country. She’s passionate about Korean cuisine, writes about her favorite recipes, holds a PhD in Computer Science and is a proud mother and wife.

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Shopping On a Budget in Seoul

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Stay.com editors pick the great places in all the cities featured on Stay.com, and create marvellous travel guides for you. Get inspired, and start creating your own travel guide!

  1. Hongdae Free Market +Add

    Hongdae Free Market

    Not the usual flea market
  2. Ttukseom Nanumjangteo +Add

    Ttukseom Nanumjangteo

    Treasure hunting
  3. Times Square +Add

    Times Square

    Multipurpose shopping
  4. Namdaemun Market +Add

    Namdaemun Market

    The largest traditional market in Korea
  5. Flea market +Add

    Sungin-dong Flea Market

    Bargain hunting in Seoul
  6. Bangsan Market +Add

    Bangsan Market Baking Street

    The baking heaven
  7. Jungbu Market +Add

    Jungbu Market

    Traditional Korean market
  8. Korea House +Add

    Korea House

    Traditional Korean crafts and cuisine
  9. COEX Mall +Add

    COEX Mall

    Korea's first cultural and shopping complex
  10. Vintage clothing +Add

    KwangJang Market

    A mecca for vintage clothing
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A shoppers paradise, even on a budget

For the value hunter Seoul is a treasure chest of great markets and bargain outlets. COEX Mall, Jungbu Market, Sungin-dong Flea Market and many more attract locals and tourists alike, in seek of great merchandise deals. Flea markets, craft shops, eclectic shopping centers, tech outlets, there's literally no end to this city's merchandising.