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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 5 days ago

Great place to try all the different Korean street food, not for the people on diets. Also lots of good Korean products

Thank Umesh M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my favourite market on earth. A lot of delicious street food all over the market. It’s the true part of daily life in the city. I highly suggest visiting the market for a true local experience.

1  Thank Michael K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gwangjang is na interesting place to visit. Big, chaotic, full of people, varied business. We had a great sushi in one of the small booths. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank acukiert
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The market is very big full of street food and small restaurant. Visiting in the afternoon is very hot in summer. Visiting at night to taste the street food will be much more pleasant.

Thank soonghee S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this market! Apparently, this market is divided into sections, there is bibimbap section, hanbok section, etc. Market is clean and nice. If you like traditional market you must visit this place. They sell a lot of things, varieties of fermented goods (their fermented octopus...More

1  Thank Wynne H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent an entire morning at the market...you can get fresh produce, freshly blended juices, freshly made ice-coffee, ice cream, the mung bean pancake and for us Malaysian women, go crazy for all the pre-cut various different cloths available at USD10 each. There is Korean Silk,...More

Thank Halina K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Large local market provide food, gifts and Korean dress. Best place to see local things if you first visit Seoul.

Thank johnleslie2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice visit; however, I wish I knew how to tell the street food ladies to only give a half portion or small portion. Many were confused when we were just sampling different foods and not finishing. We wanted to leave room for the next...More

Thank 4K4K
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Gwangjang Market Is known to be one of the first permanent markets in Korea and is a popular tourist destination. The market is famous for its textiles; there are hundreds of stores that sell silk, satin, and linens. The stores here usually supply fabrics to...More

Thank MarieJanine7
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

This is probably the biggest and best food market according to the media, went there 1st thing in the morning, very disappointed. Lots of stalls but majority are the same food. Tried to cover each stall, unfortunately I couldn’t eat that much. Went there in...More

1  Thank Jo L
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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 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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Xw C
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 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.