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Tongin Market

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“local food”(6 reviews)
“noodles”(4 reviews)
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3, Pirundae-ro 6-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place to be for one who wants to try every Korean street food! For ₩5,000 change your money to old coins to buy food in the market. Eating area is on 2nd and 3rd floor. Crowded place but filling food.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank chemistrip
Reviewed 14 January 2019 via mobile

The coin lunchbox scheme is great - I really recommend the spicy tteokbokki. Many stalls have vegetarian friendly options too.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank scousersinparis
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

Visited this place the second time, food wise there is nothing special to purchase but the way of buying traditional coins first before exchanging them against food is kind of an experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lennyaroundtheworld
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

I went there with other two travelers so we decided to choose different things so we could taste more things. Personally I think that the market is only attractive because of the coins and the part that you could trade them for food, but the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank mariachen96
Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

I personally felt that this market is overhype regard to the token lunchbox. Maybe is for the fun experience but the food was average and most of all, its cold. We walk quite a distance from the subway looking forward to the food but very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Vikcil
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Visited tongin market again. My sis favourite market very unique market and is a great experience to visit this market. We were lucky during our visit they do have some lucky draw activity. We get two soft toy.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Gyuminnie
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Visit this place in may 2018, interesting place to visit. Variety of delicious food is available. Like this market!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kelly0330
Reviewed 1 August 2018

This market consists of one single market street that connected two districts. The food inside is for the local so prices are reasonable. If you can handle the local food, then this is a must for you to enjoy,

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Jim P
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

A place where you can try most of the Korean food in a plate. You need to buy 10coins for 5000won and use that coins to buy food. They will give you one tray to keep the food. Don't worry if you don't understand Korean...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank shirinling
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Very nice market to taste traditional food. Prices are reasonable. Location is easily accessible by public transport.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Anastasia L
10 April 2016|
Response from MinjinK28 |
It's about 5 minutes walk away from the exit 2 of Gyeongbokgung station(line 3).
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