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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 3 days ago

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 1 week ago 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

Thank Jo L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Gwangjang 2 years ago and really liked it and went back this year. It didn't seem as impressive as before and the stalls were quite repetitive. We had some bibimbap at a stall then had some japchae - I ordered one portion and was...More

Thank doofvfood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a big market (or really collection of markets as there are other markets in the area) and there are some really great bargains to be found. There are tons of food stalls, but sadly they seem to all have mostly the same items and...More

Thank Peter_Bomberg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We heard great things about the market, went in the afternoon on a weekday. Lots of offer with loads of stalls but it’s all the same. Fish, vegetables and juices, or bedding. Depends what you like but I have been to much, much better markets...More

1  Thank l0ttymay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having seen the Gwangjang Market written up many places as somewhere you had to visit in Seoul, my family went for dinner. We were very disappointed as it was much more intimidating than expected. We had already been to many places to eat in Seoul...More

Thank AndreLePlume
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks 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
Reviewed 3 weeks 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
Reviewed 4 weeks 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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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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Xw C
June 12, 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
July 15, 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
June 13, 2017|
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Response from Kwfont | Reviewed this property |
Yes , food/restaurants were open Sundays. As I recall most stores were closed.