Stairway Flea Market

Itaewon & Yongsan-gu

Held on the last Saturday of each month, this market attracts hundreds of shoppers to Usadan-ro on top of Itaewon Hill, where local artists sell their works on the stairs, and set up stalls along the street, which is lined with artist studios, galleries, pop-up shops and cool hole-in-the-wall bars and eateries.

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