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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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  • Very good47%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
88, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03195, South Korea
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
+82 2-2267-0291
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Please try not to rush through. Enjoy the sights, sounds, people, and atmosphere. Found this excellent booth with snacks to bring home. Sorry, I can't help you find it. The ahjumma was the bomb.

Thank SimpleisGood16
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is for people that enjoy traditional Korean dishes in a street style dining style. My favorite is cucumber kimchee but they're are many unique dishes to explore.

Thank Pablo B
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place if absolutely a must see for food lovers. Enjoyed by locals and tourists, this place is always swarmed. We enjoyed kimbap, odeng, bibimbap, fresh made noodles, bindaetteok (at the center of the cross roads). Many locals were additionally queuing for hotteok, so we...More

Thank evil_angel07
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is a market frequented by locals and tourists, I was told. There are many food stalls to try many types of Korean foods, which is a good thing if you are travelling solo. There are also stalls selling Korean snacks and souvenir.

Thank JamieTanBK
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there during lunch time and we were surprised for a number of hawker food at there. You can try the famous live octopus here if want.

Thank FB-MY
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a "tourists" market with tourists prices to match. You see mostly tourists eating at the many food stalls ( & buying at the shops). Food prices here in particular are indeed Expensive & taste not that great - although it is supposedly to...More

Thank Travelove58
Reviewed 1 week ago

High quality korean silk. go straight to Hyun Woo Silk. bring your credit cards and cash. splurge. it's cheaper than in KL

Thank Nik Seridaiyana N
Reviewed 1 week ago

An impressive market and well worth visiting if you want to get the feel of a real Korean market, or are looking for souvenirs of any description.

Thank flyingdoc1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took subway to Gwangjang Market. We love this traditional market cos you can sit right in front of their stall enjoying foods, beer & atmosphere. Majority of their stalls selling same foods like pancake, live fresh octopus, blood sausage, Korea traditional fishcake & a...More

Thank Irene_HYP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to try all the food. Got pulled in a restaurant offering korean pancakes. Mistake letting the staff choose the stuff. Large portions and charge the earth. Think they pretend they did not understand when we ask for small portions. Eat at the stalls.

1  Thank Eternity60
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 neighbourhoods.
Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighbourhoods, the area
is rich with history and culture in its palaces,
shrines, and temples. Stand in the centre of
Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt.
Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue
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15 July 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
13 June 2017|
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Response from Kwfont | Reviewed this property |
Yes , food/restaurants were open Sundays. As I recall most stores were closed.
8 June 2017|
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Response from BusTravSydney | Reviewed this property |
Yes we have had dinner there. Recommend the moon cakes