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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: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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88, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03195, South Korea
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
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"traditional market"
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"food stalls"
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"stalls selling"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Easily to access via metro. Love the food here such as mungbean pancakes and other. Is full with tourist and foodssssssssss.

Thank AcuraMelody
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Must visit this local Korean Market with varieties food and daily items can be found in this market. You can experiences changing stall by stall tasting different local delicious as most stall have limited seating area.

Thank Janice L
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A variety of Korean street food sold there - mandu, bibimbup, tokpokki, pancakes, noodles etc. Price is not really cheap though. Other sections sell textiles, snacks, souvenirs,hanbok etc. Interesting place to visit.

Thank jieyinglam
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Probably the best place to try one of korean specialty food, yukhoe, sannakji, and bindaetteok! They also sell a lot of korean sidedish (banchan)a

Thank Annisa S
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great place to buy gifts for family and friends as well as enjoy delicious and traditional street foods in Korea. :)

Thank Nessy F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most markets in Seoul offer the same stalls and after being to a few, it can be tiresome... except for Gwangjang Market! The food is real and local! The Mung Bean Pancake here rules its all! The Live Octopus is acquired taste but kids liked...More

Thank GeneTravelsWorld
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The market has different sections selling different items so we went only to the food street to try their local delights. Had the mungbean pancake, famous donuts and also live octopus! Alot of their locals eat there, tourists were browsing more. Great local experience! Donuts...More

Thank Veron C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of stalls here selling hanbok, hanbok fabric and other stuff. Came here for the food. Food selection was varied and also very affordable! We sat at an ahjumma's stall and ate small kimbap, tteokbokki and jokbal. All were delicious! We loved the jokbal :)...More

Thank Kiersten Jayne A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A market serving Korean cuisine, selling Korean titbits and traditional costume. Came here to really enjoy the authentic Korean food. Don’t expect clean and nice restaurant. If you expect that type of standard then this is not a place for you. It’s really the sit...More

Thank mcleeSingapore
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice market with foods to choose from and textile and hanbok to choose from. There were many stalls that are selling same kind of foods around there. Lovely place with good food and some snacks or clothes to shop around.

Thank Alexander M
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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
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kimkagurasaka
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.
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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.
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