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“Authentic for food and hanbok fabrics”
Review of Gwangjang Market

Gwangjang Market
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US$82.00*
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Street Food Tour of Gwangjang Market
Ranked #52 of 814 things to do in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 13 December 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, bags, and vests. Worthwhile to see!

Thank CleopatraBunny
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Reviewed 13 December 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 butter nuts/ ginseng extract) and bought a few things. The stall owners don't really speak English/ Chinese, but communication was alright. The price of honey butter nuts here was definitely cheaper than in Myeongdong

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Reviewed 12 December 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 few “must eat” food in this traditional market which you should not miss. It’s a place for you to experience local eating culture, and it’s conveniently located Exit 8 or 9 of the Subway Jongno-5 station.

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Reviewed 7 December 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, gimbap, pajeon, etc. It's a bit overwhelming to decide which stall to go to, but try to look for one with locals eating there, usually a good sign!

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Reviewed 6 December 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
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