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Hanbok Shopping Seoul  South Korea

Hanbok Shopping

Korea’s traditional costume is called hanbok, which just means “Korean clothing.” These vibrant dresses and pantsuits—characterized by loose, flowing lines—were primarily worn during the Joseon Dynasty for ceremonial occasions.

Nowadays, however, the hanbok is worn in traditional wedding ceremonies and on holidays like Chuseok (the Korean version of Thanksgiving) or Seollal (Lunar New Year).

Children’s hanboks are very popular as souvenirs and can be picked up for less than $50 in many of the local markets such as Namdaemun. If nothing else, a shop full of hanboks makes a great photo.