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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
+82 2-2267-0291
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Reviewed 2 days ago

When we visited, my husband and I were looking to buy hanboks. We entered a building where they were selling hanboks and the first stall didn't have the style I wanted. But she motioned for us to follow her. She left her stall and ran...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mlee0521
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place sells all kinds of korean local traditional food. Tourists and locals frequent this place.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank starryxin
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You will find ecerything from this market. It is all cheap and you can find also the traditional things like hanbuk their traditional clothes

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank simo_nmore
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gwangjang market was our go to brunch destination. They offer things from spices to fresh seafood, pickled food to textiles. But let’s be honest, my only reason for going there is to eat. So many rows of food stalls and so many things to choose...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Darina C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Come early to soak in the busy market sounds & smells. Great range of merchandise from socks to hanboks. Interesting restaurants selling live octopus & raw beef. Supposed to be a local delicacy. Good range of banchan to buy home as edible souvenirs. I love...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank paws678
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well as they say it’s a must try so at this market you will have many chances to try We tried it at this place and although not my favourite I can say I’ve had it Lots of snacks and pancakes to try too

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank GeorgetownPenang
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Gwangjang Market in the morning. Lots of food stalls selling similar stuff. Tried the mung beans pancake and it’s delicious. We went in a group so that we can try a bit of this a bit of that as portions are big....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Holiday-lah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gwangjang Market is very busy and now it seems the owners have learned to take advantage of this. I went into an accessory shop to buy my niece a few things for her first birthday. The ahjumma quoted me a price of 46,000₩. While she...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As I left the Shilla hotel I thought to check my walking itinerary for the day with the concierge and she recommended that while walking from ddp plaza to cheeong stream that we stop at this popular market. It did not disappoint. There is a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank SunnyFLCookie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hugh marketplace selling all sorts of goods. If you are looking for affordable Korean souvenirs and gifts then you may want to pay a visit here and the kimchi prepared and sold by the ajumas (in sealed bags of 1/2 or 1kg...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lee I
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Shiying G
November 3, 2018|
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Response from ScubaDLT | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Some shops will be shut, but there will be lots to eat and see!
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.
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