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Gwangjang Market

88, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03195, South Korea
+82 2-2267-0291
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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, affordable treat.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
88, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03195, South Korea
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
88, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03195, South Korea
+82 2-2267-0291
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the traditional market where it have variety of foods, drinks, snacks, souvenirs, dresses and etc. Must try their mung bean pancake. We bought a lot of seaweeds and nuts as souvenirs from here. Some of the owner speak Chinese and English as well.

Thank fung1910
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A market for ordinary people,many kinds of traditional food and everything in this market with lower price

Thank ntelee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one stop I really enjoyed, the market was quite extensive with lots of stores selling Korean dresses, souvenirs, trinkets, food stuff and lots more. And a great thing happened!!!! There where English speaking tourist aids in the market to help you figure out...More

Thank Susmarijosep
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is as authentic a market in Seoul as it can possibly can be. That it has become a tourist attraction with its own dedicated team of official guides is proof that this is no ordinary place despite its very ordinary setup. Plenty of stalls...More

Thank 253SA
Reviewed December 13, 2017

There are various markets around town, and you should visit several to see the differences. This one has lots of authentic food stalls and fabric stores selling hanbok fabrics. You can purchase clothing and coats here (be sure to bargain), as well as quilted slippers,...More

Thank CleopatraBunny
Reviewed December 12, 2017

Great market, we went there to grab some food (kimbap/ bindaeteok etc.) and had a great time - you basically sit in front of the little stalls and eat and go. After that, we walked around and there were many stalls selling souvenirs (seaweed/ honey...More

Thank j0yce90
Reviewed December 11, 2017 via mobile

This is one of the oldest traditional market in Seoul, and best place for tourist to come here for the korean street food. Bindaetteok (mung bean pancakes), Hotteok (pancakes with brown sugar filling), Tteokbokki (stir fried rice cakes), Gimbap (rice roll), Sundae (Korean Sausage) are...More

Thank Amazingland
Reviewed December 7, 2017

It's amazing to get lost in the stalls of this market! So many food options from exotic to tame. The stalls are mostly run by ladies and most make the same thing, with a few that serve other stuff like seafood. Lots of tteokbokki, soondae,...More

Thank NLC223
Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

Pretty much only came for the food. Many to choose from! I had to have the sundae, kimbap and bindaetok which were all amazing

Thank mikr72
Reviewed November 28, 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a traditional cultural feel, this is the market to go to! Lots of interesting food stalls n food produce. Local Korea n products too! There are quite a few food stalls selling live octopus dish! Fun place to visit n...More

Thank Happiejoy
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
If Gwanghwamun is the unofficial living room of Seoul,
Jongno is the main hallway connecting some of Seoul’s
most important historic sites and neighborhoods. Being
one of Seoul’s oldest neighborhoods, the area is rich
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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July 15, 2017|
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Response from Jwaltz S | Reviewed this property |
Gwangjang Market(or Kwangjang Market), many zone in this area but products look similarly in every markets, Food zone is near Jongno-5-ga Line 1 exit 9 and 10. Fashion zone is near the exit 11.
Sophie S
June 13, 2017|
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Response from Kwfont | Reviewed this property |
Yes , food/restaurants were open Sundays. As I recall most stores were closed.
June 8, 2017|
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Response from BusTravSydney | Reviewed this property |
Yes we have had dinner there. Recommend the moon cakes