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Gwangjang Market

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Though known as a market for clothes, for those in-the-know, this market is actually a foodie’s dream. Gwangjang offers a cornucopia of cheap, traditional Korean snacks and “street foods.” Try the giant mung-bean pancakes for an authentic...more
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88, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03195, South Korea
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
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+82 2-2267-0291
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed November 9, 2013

There is only 1 shop sell 100% korean silk. Price is cheap.other than silk,this place also offer other fabric materials with a reasonable price.

13  Thank Sarah I
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

Ugh! As a Korean, I feel so bad foreigners come here and have to eat fake, dirty, over-priced food. The market seems big, but when you look around you will realize most sellers sell similar food with same price. If I must recommend one market...More

9  Thank Eun Soo C
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are looking for local food, this is a must visit place. There are plenty of food stalls in the market and you will be spoilt for choices here. The Korean pancake is one of the more popular choices of food here. The other...More

Thank TShahrizam
Reviewed yesterday

At first, I walked around the fabric section of this market and then ended up in the food portion. I am a big foodie and instantly my eyes widened! Vendor after vendor, of seafood, fried food, vegetables, street food, etc.. I was in heaven. The...More

Thank BZimm08
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This gwangjang market was inly 8minutes walk from novotel ambassador seoul dongdaemun , and offer so many variant of korean food , love it !!! And the price is even cheaper and open until midnight. Beside food, also selling so many things, something for house...More

Thank Herman_wang
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just another local market selling all kinds of stuff. Clothes, textile and local food. You see tourist and locals hanging around here.

Thank onedaythreetimes
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Tons of street food stall selling similar traditional korean street food. Full of tourist during my visit. You can also find some shops selling clothes, snack, ginseng etc... in the area. But food is definitely the highlight here!

Thank Yoke Hein K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you are in Seoul, this is the place you must visit! Such a variety of food is available for your tastebud! Pa-jeon, Nok-du-jeon, bin-dae-ddeok, ma-yak-gim-bap, etc. Oh, and inner side of the market offers many stores that offer beautiful traditional korean clothes for you...More

Thank WandererDY
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice to walk around the market place for city folks, but food wise nothing fantastic. Most stores sell almost the same food under the same section.

Thank jasonl500
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a bustling market with may stall selling traditional South Korean dishes. It was a good experience. I realized though that the price per order are no cheaper than eating on the other restaurants that we've dined in.

Thank SummerDaysPh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This enormous market is an absolute must visit when you’re in Seoul. The market sells goods and foods and this review will focus on the foods. First, it would be impossible to do this market justice by any single review. One could spend a month...More

5  Thank 179stevent
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were spoiled for choices for the many food stores. Wet market to buy condiments and kimchi. Also there are many knick knacks and snacks to bring home. If you are interested in hanboks, there are many shops that sell them.

Thank au_angeline
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Gwanghwamun / Jongno
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with history and culture in its palaces, shrines, and
temples. Stand in the center of Gwanghwamun Square
with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt. Bugak in front of
you, King Sejong the Great statue behind you, and
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Shiying G
November 3, 2018|
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Response from Sagar0111 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It is open all days of the week. Need more time to explore entire market as it's very beautiful
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Compass820798
October 4, 2018|
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Response from Sagar0111 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Sorry for replying you so late. But as it's a market famous for shopping.. all days of the week. It's crowded. But lesser on weekdays compared to weekends.
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XwC3
June 12, 2018|
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Response from Tango_Traveller1970 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I'm not too sure either but here is the Offiicial Korea Tourism Organisation site relating to the market. Address 88, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 서울특별시 종로구 창경궁로 88 (예지동) Type / Products Traditional Markets... More
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