Korea is a great destination for travelers with its historical past, all of its locals’ healthy lifestyle, their different sense of beauty and development of the electronics industry. If you are returning home from Korea which is in the first place on the list of shopping enthusiasts, you will want to bring some cool Korean goods. Or you can just order some cool products via travelers from Glocalzone. Don’t wonder what to buy and just read this post!
We have 15 great things to buy in Korea!!!
1- Cute SocksNo matter where you go in South Korea, you’ll find an amazing diversity of affordable sock designs on sale for super low prices at a random Korean shops along the street. You may pass by a stall here and there, but it won’t be long before you start to feel like you might actually need a pair or two. Both affordable and aesthetically pleasing, these socks also make great gifts for large groups of friends back home.
2-GinsengKorean Ginseng has been world renowned since ancient times for its medicinal properties. People from all over the world come to Korea to find this magic root. And although it’s probably one of the most expensive gifts you can get, it’s definitely one of the healthiest. Ginseng is a great gift to give Koreans who love living long healthy lives. This can be bought at supermarkets and Namedaemun Market among other places.
3-Fake Designer BagsEver wanted that Louis Vuitton bag but couldn’t afford it? Korea’s got a black market that specializes in fake brand name bags. These fake bags are super high quality and can run in the hundreds of dollars (compared to thousands for real ones).
4. Korean PillowsKorean pillows are quite unique and great gifts. Traditionally, Koreans use pillows filled with buckwheat husks. They mold to everyone’s specific head shape. It’s a very different type of comfortable and a totally unique gift 🙂
5-HanbokThe hanbok is the traditional costume of Korea. It is what the kimono is for Japan and the sari is for India. As such today it is still worn by Korean women and men during very special occasions and celebrations. Cost: Hanboks (top and bottom) run from 130,000 -700,000 Won, depending on the fabric quality.
6-SojuSoju is the drink of this country. Known as the Korean vodka, soju comes in a little green bottle and is the bitter drink that Koreans often bond to.
7-ElectronicsAs one of Korea’s major exports, many types of electronic goods are available, from computers and computer chips to TVs to microwave ovens to stereo equipment. Department stores, specialty markets, and brand name stores all carry a wide selection, but the prices tend to be higher than back home (due to heavy government subsidies of exported products). Prices at discount stores and the Yongsan electronics market can be as much as 30% cheaper. Domestic products use 220 volts, while most U.S. appliances use 120. Transformers from 220 to 110 and 110 to 220 can be found at most electronics stores. Most products include excellent after-sales service where repairmen come to your house to pick up the faulty item, take it to their repair shop and fix it (if they are unable to repair it on the spot), then return it to your door again. Visit the Yongsan Electronics Market for the best buys.
Beauty Products That You Should Buy From Korea