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Gwangjang Market

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“food stalls”(95 reviews)
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 today via mobile

This gwangjang market was inly 8minutes walk from novotel ambassador seoul dongdaemun , and offer so many variant of korean food , love it !!! And the price is even cheaper and open until midnight. Beside food, also selling so many things, something for house...More

Thank Herman_wang
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just another local market selling all kinds of stuff. Clothes, textile and local food. You see tourist and locals hanging around here.

Thank onedaythreetimes
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Tons of street food stall selling similar traditional korean street food. Full of tourist during my visit. You can also find some shops selling clothes, snack, ginseng etc... in the area. But food is definitely the highlight here!

Thank Yoke Hein K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are in Seoul, this is the place you must visit! Such a variety of food is available for your tastebud! Pa-jeon, Nok-du-jeon, bin-dae-ddeok, ma-yak-gim-bap, etc. Oh, and inner side of the market offers many stores that offer beautiful traditional korean clothes for you...More

Thank WandererDY
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice to walk around the market place for city folks, but food wise nothing fantastic. Most stores sell almost the same food under the same section.

Thank jasonl500
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a bustling market with may stall selling traditional South Korean dishes. It was a good experience. I realized though that the price per order are no cheaper than eating on the other restaurants that we've dined in.

Thank SummerDaysPh
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This enormous market is an absolute must visit when you’re in Seoul. The market sells goods and foods and this review will focus on the foods. First, it would be impossible to do this market justice by any single review. One could spend a month...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were spoiled for choices for the many food stores. Wet market to buy condiments and kimchi. Also there are many knick knacks and snacks to bring home. If you are interested in hanboks, there are many shops that sell them.

Thank au_angeline
Reviewed 5 days ago

The market is huge - there are sections selling clothing, textile, bedding, kitchenware; but most people congregate at the food stalls. Be sure to eat kimbap, tteokbokki, mandu and all the other Korean delights. I loved the bibimbap and bindaetteok or the mung bean pancake...More

Thank glyn0220
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you don’t like being around a ton of busy people don’t go! It was fun and we saw so much! Plenty to eat and walking. It’s a must do.

Thank UH60Girl
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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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Shiying G
November 3, 2018|
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Response from Sagar0111 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It is open all days of the week. Need more time to explore entire market as it's very beautiful
October 4, 2018|
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Response from Sagar0111 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Sorry for replying you so late. But as it's a market famous for shopping.. all days of the week. It's crowded. But lesser on weekdays compared to weekends.
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