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Garak Marketplace

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  • Garak Marketplace

Marketplace Information

  • Category : Wholesale market for agricultural and marine products
  • Location : 932, Yangjae-daero, Songpa-gu, Seoul, Korea
  • Telephone : +82-2-3435-0400
  • Products
    • Fruits and Vegetables (fruits, vegetables, root vegetables, mushrooms, leaves, Western vegetables, seasoning vegetables)
    • Marine Products (Crustacea, dried fish, fresh-water fish, fresh fish, mollusca, slated fish, shellfish, dace)
    • Stock Farm Products (Korean beef cattle, beef cattle, milk cow. pork)
  • Scale : 543,451㎡
    Average daily trade volume: approx.7,300 tons
    • Trade amount : approx. 10.4 billion won/ day
    • Number of Users : approx. 130,000 / day
    • Incoming/outgoing vehicles : approx. 42,000 / day
  • Homepage : www.garak.co.kr

About the Marketplace

  • Since 1970s, Garak wholesale market recognized the need of steady supply of living necessities and for 86 Asian Games and 88 Seoul Olympics as Seoul population rapidly grew; the market formed the current space, then filled with rice field and plastic greenhouses, and moved every merchants from Yongsan market to the location. Fruit/vegetable and marine market opened in June 1985; stock farm market opened in June 1986; fruit/vegetable direct sales market opened in May 1988.

Transportation

  • Subway
    • Exit 3 at Garak Market Station of No.8 train; 200m to the left
    • Exit 3 at Songpa Station of No.8 train; 500m to the front
  • Bus
    • BLUE (indirect): 301, 302, 303, 401, 461
    • GREEN(local) : 5, 2412, 3217, 3413, 3416
    • RED (wide area): 9403