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Gaeun Ajagae Street Market

Gaeun Ajagae Street Market

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Gaeun Ajagae market was formed in the Chosun Dynasty, and opened formally in 1981. It forms an independent market as it is a bit far from Mungyeong and has a mine village in it. The mine was closed down by the 'coal industry rationalization policy' in the early 80s and therefore the market activity decreased. In 2011, it was reopened to the public as a cultural and historical tour site. This has revived the market. Lots of wild herbs collected in deep mountains like Daeyasan, such as pine mushrooms, bracken, wild plants, aralia shoots, and wild greens.

Overview
  • Address: 17 Gaeun 3-gil, Gaeun-eup, Mungyeong-si (275-51Weongneun-ri Gaeun-eup)
  • Homepage : http://ajagae.gaeun.net/
  • Gaeun Traditional Market Merchants' Association: 054)571-9811
  • Market day : 4th, 9th, 14th, 19th, 24th, and the 29th day of every month
Getting here
  • City bus : Jeomchon → heart of Gaeun-eup (40 minute intervals, 40 minutes driving, 28 km distance)
  • Driving : Jeomchon → Soyagyo → heart of Gaeun-eup (30 minutes, 28 km distance)
Recommended Nearby Places

Bongamsa temple, a branch temple of Jogyejong with eight parishes and five treasures, two tangible cultural assets, and three cultural assets. A ten minute drive from Gaeun market. Set in Baekundae Valley, it hosts one of 'The Eight Scenic Views in Gyeongbuk, but on regular days, entrance is prohibited because of meditation. However, people can enter on special Buddhist days. You can also visit the Mungyeong Coal Museum and experience coal mining, mining village life, see the gallery, mining equipment and learn about the formation of coal and the changes to the coal industry. Also there is plenty of great scenery such as Seonyudong Valley and Yongchu Valley in Daeya Mountain. Also you can see, Ungang Lee Gang Nyeon Memorial Hall, and the remains of Gyeonhweon, Heeyang Mountain, and Daeya Mountain all of which attract thousands of tourists and mountain climbers each year.

Special products

Arrowroot extract, arrowroot tea and arrowroot starch are made from from local arrowroot collected from this clean mountain. With these arrowroot products we can enjoy noodles and songpyun (rice cake).

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