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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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  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

For a break for a lunch or just for discover the Seoul street food I just ended up here randomly ! It s not a big market but the food alleys are really interesting, the weird things like octopus, the smells of the potato bread...More

Thank ksarman
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I felt that this market gave a true Korean experience. There are plenty of stalls (all serving slightly the same meals - bibimbap, gimbap, rice cakes, fish, etc) and you just take a seat and they serve you! Easy as that. It's a great place...More

Thank jessicaledrew
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Reviewed 6 days ago

visited this place around 5 pm and some of the textile shop already closed and replace with food street. However, not very much diversities - we only found dumplings, fried chinese style egg with pork and vegetables.....plenty of stall selling the same food

Thank Hwiehien
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Traditional or modernized? It's a mixture of both as there are stalls that remain tradition selling traditional stuff while some furnished their shop with air-conditioner selling Hanboks. They are divided into sections just like other markets in Seoul that makes it very clear which section...More

Thank Karen K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Seoul Metro to Jongno 5-ga Station. From there it's about a 5min walk to Gwangjang Market. The market has clothes and food merchants - we arrived just before lunchtime which enabled us to walk/explore without any issues. Once lunch begins, you will...More

Thank Tango_Traveller1970
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eating from the stalls is a must. The food is good but the whole experience is what I like, it reminds you of where you are as it is very ‘Korean’. I had lived in Korea for 3 years and I really enjoyed being in...More

Thank Chris G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like this place but never thought I like it enough to write a review until my most recent visit. I found myself naturally drawn to this place. I came to realization that you can find comfort in the food here. Some bread and butter...More

Thank BlackCoookie
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide said most of the goods here were lower end. Liked seeing the fresh produce and fish for sale. I was extremely surprised to see English translations of the offerings of the street food at many stalls.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gwangjang market located a stone throw away from Jongno 5-ga exit 1, is rather overrated. When I visited, it was packed and although there were many stores, they mostly served similar things. Price wise, I would say it's rather reasonable. My friend and I ended...More

Thank Angelina L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Usual food they sell here are seafood pancakes, kimbaps and noodles. Cheaper prices but limited variety of food. There are more food choices outside the market for a dollar or two more.

Thank sugarhighness
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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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chu94
8 June 2017|
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Response from BusTravSydney | Reviewed this property |
Yes we have had dinner there. Recommend the moon cakes
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