Market shopping in Daegu
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This market, west of the central shopping district, has a history as vast as its scope. It dates from 1658, making it Korea's oldest and still one of its largest. Begin at the Yangnyeong Exhibition Hall, for an introduction to insam (ginseng), reindeer horns and the people who popularised them - there's usually someone who speaks English at the tourist booth outside who'll show you around.
Head out to the street to stock up on everything from lizard's tails to magic mushrooms (the latter with a prescription, of course); you might also catch a glimpse of someone receiving acupuncture. On the days ending with 1 or 6 (except the 31st), a wholesale market (yangnyeong sijang)…