Jongro Day Care Bazaar

Three Fridays ago, I attended the “Jongro Day Care Bazaar” held by the government-operated day care centers in the district of Jongro-gu in Seoul. Prices in Seoul are high, especially products for babies and kids. Even if you visit flea markets, they are still quite high considering that you’re buying used items. That is why I never really had any expectation about the bazaar. That was a big mistake! I didn’t bring cash with me except for the 3,000 won I gave my son so he could shop for his things. I usually don’t bring cash since I could almost always use my card – and I get reward points.

Shoes, toys, clothes and household items on sale
Shoes, toys, clothes and household items on sale

Mothers (and there were dads and grandparents too) came with their children. The venue on the third floor of a building at the Jongro District Office was full. Not only were used items on sale, even unused shoes and clothes were sold that time. The shoes in the photo above were sold at 1,000 won each. Clothes were sold at 500 won to 2,000 won. There were books and toys, too.
Aside from things for kids and babies, there were also items for the house like tea sets, slow cooker, clocks, toiletries. There was even binoculars -but no rifle scopes. I wanted to buy the unused slow cooker for 20,000 won but I didn’t have cash! I also wanted to get the Korean tea set. Next time!
Moms enjoyed the shopping!
Moms enjoyed the shopping!

At the grounds of the Jongro District Office, food were aplenty. We had two sticks of chicken barbecue for 1,000 won. My son and I shared a can of “shikhye” or malt drink from the vending machine. Since we didn’t have any more cash, we just went home. I hope that they will hold another bazaar and I’ll definitely bring cash with me.


  1. Wow Ms Ana! ^ ^
    Looks good! It looks pretty big! 😀 Was it stuffy in there?? & cheap items too!! 🙂
    Hope they’ll put up a new bazaar soon!
    Get well soon!!

  2. ate, there’s this “cafe” (itinawag sa association) of tenants here and member kami ni Alex. suggest ko sana magkaroon din ng bazaar or “swap” if they like.. kaso yung mga nalakihan na pala ni SooAe inihulog ko na don sa green container sa labas for clothes donation. hehe..

  3. meron po ba dito sa chollanamdo,gwangju ng ganyang bazaar? kung meron po kindly inform mam.
    thank you and more power!

  4. Bazaars like this are great avenue to get used/unused items for a cheaper price…nice naman na they do that there in Korea, here in Dubai they have it every first Saturday of the month sa park e.

  5. ate ana .. 🙂
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