I made my first visit to Cheongnyangni Market (Hangul: 청량리 시장/ Cheongnyangni Shijang) and I found it extremely interesting. It was so busy and crowded. The market has several large sections that sell meat, fish, vegetables, dried fruits, clothing, and other stuff. Just like Namdaemun Market, it was bustling with customers. However almost all the customers there were local residents from different areas of the city. Therefore, I never heard English or any foreign language being used.
One of the most interesting things that I found at Cheongnyangni Market was that several stores were selling dog meat. My husband told me that Korea has a long tradition of enjoying dog meat. Nowadays it’s not easy to find restaurants or supermarkets in downtown Seoul that offer dog meat. However in Cheongnyangni, you can easily find that this tradition is still preserved.