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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
+82 2-2267-0291
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Reviewed 2 days ago

For a foodie like me, this place was like a foreign haven. It has all sorts of Korean food. Absolutely worth the extra pounds I gained!

Thank CarolB5047
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fabulous place to come and try some great Korean food. Snack your way around the market and leave stuffed and satisfied.

Thank janet g
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seriously, I really though Seoul is all about hiphop, high end, classy stuff, but after my week long stay in Seoul, i realized that Seoul is really rather people city than the classy nature I thought previously. Gwangjang market is truly a gem of what...More

Thank jeffayn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a couple of hours wondering around with my family, stopping at various stalls to try the foods. Soups, dumplings, omelettes, noodles, fruit juices - and a variety of sometimes recognisable meat products. We saw most of it cooked before our very eyes. It was...More

Thank Gavin N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went alone one afternoon, had Kimchi Dumplings and a sweet Cold Noodle dish with ice cubes. I’ve travelled across different parts of the world and found Korean food to be quite sweet, as well as pungent. It was cool to sit in the market and...More

Thank Charlie T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gwangjang Market is a great way to experience an abundance of Korean dishes from sweet to savoury. There are so many stalls set up in the middle with some normal and weird food on display. Walk around the different areas to see the clothing and...More

1  Thank courtzzzc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge market for foodstuffs, clothing and FOOD! Popularized by Runningman, celebrity chefs, and more, Gwangjang market gives a glimpse into what Korean food culture is like. Simply put... so much food! Bring enough cash! ...skip the dumplings

Thank Raptorial
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s definitely a place that has abundance of food. Come in the morning and try the variety out. There’s a millet cake with red bean that’s really famous but personally I don’t think it’s the best. There’s a lot of textiles as well as plants....More

Thank Andy Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of food and wholesale stuff to buy. I am unsure if the prices are any cheaper but its a great experience. We bought some local snacks from the snacks stores. The hanboks there are really pretty, even for kids too. Worth the trip if...More

Thank Ivysoda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Coming from the US to Korea has shown us many things we never knew existed, and many things done differently than we ever considered. Gwangjang is one of those. It is densely packed maze of little tiny shops and street vendors that is wonderful to...More

Thank Stiv O
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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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4 October 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.
12 June 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
15 July 2017|
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Response from JwaltzS | 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.