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“local market”(3 reviews)
“seafood”(2 reviews)
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14, Poeun-ro 8-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul 04010, South Korea
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Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

The market is a local community asset that the residents support in order to sustain it. It was good to visit such a market rather than only see a market aimed at tourists.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank DavidG897
Reviewed April 22, 2019

Walk within 5-10 minutes from subway station to this market and it's easy to find using Naver maps. During walks, there are some shop sell fruits or local food and products. Inside the market, there are stall who sell raw meat, vegetables, banchan (korean side...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ccanseria
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

This is a local market without all the bells & whistles of a tourist area. There is everything you would ever need - butchers, fish markets, kimchi stalls and everything in between. The real star here is the hot food. The fried chicken is a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Roamingfambam
Reviewed March 22, 2019 via mobile

Mangwon Market is a long sheltered street with shops at both sides selling all types of food. Unless you browsing at every stall and eating your way thru, one can cover the market in 1-2 hours. There are all types of food. There are cooked...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Keith L
Reviewed January 30, 2019 via mobile

We went here on Monday, 24 Dec 2018. It is difficult to find this market. We have to walk about 10min from mangwon station and there is no sign to this market from mangwon exit. We have to ask several person to find this market....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TanWidya
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Although I love the Gwangjang Market, it is extremely busy and tourists tend to make walking through very difficult. This market has delicious food for much better prices. Short rib patties, mandu, famous fried chicken, croquettes, hotteok, fermented stingray, kalguksu and so much more ready-made...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ChopstickTravel
Reviewed October 27, 2018

We were staying in an Airbnb just adjacent to the market so as I really enjoy traditional markets it was perfect to go explore this one. The market is very long and mostly covered with all kinds of interesting produce from fresh fruit and vegetables...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SurfingWild
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Stopped at Mangwon market on a bike tour. A very interesting insight into how local Korean people live. The food was delicious and their speciality is fried chicken although they do have stalls for all manner of different types of food. It’s relatively inexpensive but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

This market is far from city. However, it is a very local and authentic wet market. You can see the local shop and done here. If you want to understand local Seoul peoples living, this is a highly recommended place to go.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sengfattl
Reviewed December 23, 2017

Heard about this area transitional market so went there for a visit. The items there is very good value, its clean. They sell grocery, clothing and food. They have Daiso there as well if you would like to do some "2 dollars-store" shopping.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Response from Dirk_Schmoker | Reviewed this property |
It’s very much a locals market so the opening and closing times are probably known by the people that use it but not written down. We were there at around 7.30pm and the stalls didn’t look like they were closing any time... More