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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: 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 yesterday

Interesting location for traditional Korea culture, you can buy hanbok from this place price depending on the detailed of the hanbok chosen

Thank MrMrsMsTan
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This market is famous for delicious food street, especially raw meat. I enjoyed some foods here and everything is so affordable price.

Thank Sassasan
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love to explore and experience the culture of the country I visit. This market was so so nice to visit. Not many tourists....lots of Koreans eating and chatting. Old women cooking korean food. You just sit anywhere you like and eat what seems delicious....More

Thank Neda S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Indulge in delicious local food with the locals. Indulge in shopping their local foodstuff and souvenir. This is definitely a great place to absorb the Korean culture.

Thank Addie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to go as they have many street food along the market. The only problem is, they might not be able to speak English and will be hard to order (pricing is not listed well so better ask before ordering).

Thank timoshym
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can discover in this market many Korean street food such as mandus, kimchi, gimbap (Korean rice rolls)...

1  Thank ericeric2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A busy Asian market: crowded, noisy, with unfamiliar items, but that's part of the experience of going! The highlight was definitely the mung bean pancake. The stall we ate at was in the middle of intersecting paths - yum

Thank Monica282
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I was there, It's about dinner time (5PM). Shops on the main street were closed, but the food streets were very crowed with tourists and residents who were having meal with their familiars. Bibimbab, Gimbab, variouse fried-pancakes and more like to serve for everyone...More

1  Thank Jwaltz S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a place for shopping, it may not be a good choice as it is mainly a fabric market, with limited shops selling seafood, snack, and fruits. However, near the Eastern gate, there are loads of shops selling traditional food such...More

Thank Samuel W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A big market for bibimbap, pancakes, cut-noodles, japchae, Chilli rice cakes etc. English menu (small prints) are hung up at the front of the stalls. Be careful to read the menu.. we saw one that says dog meat. The market is also good for getting...More

Thank Christine T
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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Sophie S
Are the food stalls/food market open open on Sundays? Some websites say that the market is closed on Sundays and other websites say that just the clothing and fabric stores are closed but all of the food is still open, so I just wanted to check. What time does the food market/food stalls open on Sundays?
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.
Planning to arrive at around 8pm. Would the food stalls still be opened?
8 June 2017|
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Response from BusTravSydney | Reviewed this property |
Yes we have had dinner there. Recommend the moon cakes
According to Korea Travel Agency, this the closest Station... Jongno 5-ga Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 8. Euljiro 4-ga Station (Seoul Subway Line 2 & 5), Exit 4. Gwangjang Market (광장시장) | Official Korea Tourism ...
19 May 2017|
Response from capsicum0620 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is...