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Kwangjang Market: Tours & Tickets

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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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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
Jongno-gu
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+82 2-2267-0291
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I think it is the beat food market in South Korea!!! So much great food you need to try, I would recommend coming here more than one so you can try everything

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank BillyK1980
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you want taste authentic Korean foods as locals eat, you must go to Kwangjang Market. No where can beat this place for its variety and price. I ate there siting on narrow bench in very crowded center aisle. It was quite an experience. Fried...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank daywang
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very cool place to visit. Lots of different things to see. I recommend it! Just walking around is neat

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stephanie P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place because there are a lot of Korean food here. I ate bibimbap and teokbokki, but the taste was not really good. Somehow I still love the place because you can feel the traditional of Korea and how the local interact with...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank psp1207
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kwangjang market is a really good cultural experience of Seoul - it's busy and noisy and a bit smelly sometimes and the food looks like nothing you would ever see in Europe! It's a great place to wander round even if you aren't brave enough...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ErkiBear
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This market isn’t as busy as Namdaemun market but is fully enclosed. The stalls are pretty repetitive but variety of food is still good nonetheless.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LCJ330
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The market was an interesting experience to see and try out the korean street food! It is a bit crowded especially around lunch and dinner time but I think it’s worth visiting. Make sure to try the food there!!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Azalee G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As food markets or night markets go, this one is no more than average. It is part of a larger produce, fish, chicken and meat (and some clothing) market. Its obvious advantage is that it is covered and so a reasonable destination even in inclement...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Hanan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Anyone who saw Netflix street food will recognise Yoonsun Cho. The lady who makes and sells knife cut noodles and Mandu in Kwangjang Market Seoul. Since the show she’s busier than ever but still make and serve the most delicious food. We loved the kimchi...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank MSH3663
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whole long stretch of street food where u find live squid as well. Egg pan cake is a little bit oily but is very delicious. This place is very special where u can order food and sit in front of the small stall to eat....More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Odyssey21953843256
18 August 2019|
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Response from laurentre13 | Reviewed this property |
Indeed, it is possible. You just have to ask for it while ordering.
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Response from chris2pherL1E | Reviewed this property |
Chuseok is one of the largest and most widely celebrated holidays in South Korea. A time of happiness and reconnecting as families gather, chat, and have great feasts. Meaning not all stalls will be opened even though the... More
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Response from Fluffy0708 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Gwangja market opens as early as 9am, closing time varies, retail shops close at about 6pm except for food shops close about 11pm. Retail shop close on Sunday except for food stalls. Since it is a market, it will be... More
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