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Kwangjang Market

Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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88, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03195, South Korea
Jongno-gu
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+82 2-2267-0291
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Gwangjang market is a traditional Korean / Asian market. Lots of stalls selling all kinds of edible products, some raw some cooked. A great Street food location or buying some fresh fruit.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jane C
Reviewed 1 week ago

You are spoilt for choice in the market for eateries. The centre food court has many small stalls that offer pancakes, noodles, rice rolls, live octopus, and more pancakes and more noodles. You can also purchase fresh vegetables, seafood and other raw food for your...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ellycmc7
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gwangjang market is the place to see the locals do their daily marketing. Besides the usual tteokbokki ( spicy ricecakes), you should try the fried mungbean pancakes, served with a delicious soy sauce onion dip. This market caters to the locals, so it is as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Diana S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of great shopping and a huge center food court. Great fun, clean, reasonable prices. Loved the clean bathrooms.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank GlobalMabel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a colourful and sense evoking experience with so many things to eat, smell, see and be a part of! A fabulous market. The kimchi dumplings and mung bean pancakes were amazing! Some good options if you are vegetarian.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank sammyzr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must see to in my book. I had a Seoul Korean native who lived in the States for 25 years give me a tour after moving back to Seoul for the past 11 years. Took me places that tourist would NEVER...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank csnider69
Reviewed July 10, 2019

Went with my brother to have a good experience as seen online. One of the food stall owners was very pushy and persuaded us to sit down after saying she'd give us "service" (free food). We ate some and asked if we could take the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank Jee-Yun M
Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

Great Market Place to experience local culture & food. Many tastes of local Korean food like the Korean pancake, noodles, kimchi, gimbap, seafood & etc. Dry preserved seafood can also be found there. The other side of the market is fabric area which closes in...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank chris2pherL1E
Reviewed July 4, 2019

Tried all the 3 shops that were featured on Netflix. Loved the experience. Netflix 1 Dimsums @ 5000 KRW were delicious 2: The raw crab in soya (very expensive 20000 KRW) for a small crab. 3. Pan cake (average - nothing special) the experience and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank BeingReal123
Reviewed July 3, 2019

This one of Korea’s largest traditional markets, with one section selling authentic Korean street food. It is crowded with tourists as well as locals along the narrow alleys. For some stalls, there are some seats for customers who ordered pancakes, Korean dumplings, braised pig's trotters,...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Odyssey21953843256
August 18, 2019|
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Response from laurentre13 | Reviewed this property |
Indeed, it is possible. You just have to ask for it while ordering.
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Response from chris2pherL1E | Reviewed this property |
Chuseok is one of the largest and most widely celebrated holidays in South Korea. A time of happiness and reconnecting as families gather, chat, and have great feasts. Meaning not all stalls will be opened even though the... More
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Response from Fluffy0708 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Gwangja market opens as early as 9am, closing time varies, retail shops close at about 6pm except for food shops close about 11pm. Retail shop close on Sunday except for food stalls. Since it is a market, it will be... More
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