- Location : 20, 73 Taepyeong-ro, Uijeongbu-si, Gyeonggi-do (Uijeongbu-dong)
From Haengbok-ro, where one can nature in an urban landscape, and thematic streets like Budaejjigae, Green, and Rodeo Street, you will find yourself at Jaeil Market, Uijeongbu’s traditional market, the local commercial hub where the traditional and modern Uijeongbu economy intersect.
Boasting a 50-year history, Jaeil Market is what is driving the popularity of these various thematic streets. The commercial tradition of Darakwon or Jangsuwon, which had a huge impact on the distribution channel of the Kwanbuk region in the Joseon period, can now be traced to five-day-interval folk markets, which have led to Jaeil Market. The largest of its kind in north Gyeonggi-do and attracting many people from Dongducheon, Jangju, Pocheon, Yeoncheon, and Cheolwon, Jaeil Market still stands strong as an important traditional market in the region. According to the “Traditional Market Promotion Assessment Report (as of the end of June 2008),”
Jaeil Market ranks first in Gyeonggi-do and third among 1,550 traditional markets (among the 149 traditional markets in Gyeonggi-do). Due to its popularity, many local government officials and traditional managers visit it to benchmark its success.