After making our way back from Marado we decided we wanted to head to the beach, but a couple came up to us offering to split taxi fare to the busier downtown area of Jeju city so we agreed. They headed off to Black Pork BBQ street and we made our way to Dongmun Market, a traditional market where you can buy local specialities, check out the nearby fish market, or buy some fruit or souvenirs.
The market has been open since 1945 and is a great place to get gifts for friends, family and coworkers (or yourself, I’ve purchased a ton of Jeju goodies for myself). I bought a hallabong from a shop with a cat sleeping amongst their items. Hallabong 한라봉 is a type of tangerine grown on Jeju-do and was highly suggested as something I should try. It was absolutely delicious. The market doesn’t seem to be a night market, we came back after dinner to find most of the shops closed, so if you see something you want go ahead and buy it.
Dongmun Market can be reached via buses 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 17, 28, 36, 37, 87, 92, 100, or 500 in Jeju city (regular/express buses) and the bus stop is called Dongmun Traditional Market, there are multiple enterance gates so just pick one and enjoy.