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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.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good49%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
88, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03195, South Korea
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
+82 2-2267-0291
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a great market in Seoul. You can basically enjoy a wide variety of Korean street foods in one place. It's not expensive and you get to see the most popular snacks in one place. The bindeteok is a Korean mung bean pancake which...More

Thank Jaezão J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Apart from being promoted as one of the traditional market you have to visit, this place is really worth your time! You can find Korean delicacies from street foods to a full course meal, Korean snacks, hanbok shops, clothes shops, medicine shops, wide ranges of...More

Thank EdtinRamasari
Reviewed 3 days ago

come here in the evenings and eat at the food stalls. It is an experience with almost no tourists and local food and next to no english speakers. I enjoyed it.

Thank Jochen-v-S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Gwangjang Market is a short walk from Jongno-5 station. At night, it’s mainly the food stalls that are open. The market was really busy; many Seoulites out and about on a Saturday night. We were hoping to try the bindaetteok (mung bean pancakes), but the...More

Thank divebunny1
Reviewed 6 days ago

We came here later in the evening for some dinner. It wasn't very busy, as I think the shops and stuff are mostly only open during the day, but the majority of the food stalls were still going pretty strong. We walked around the whole...More

Thank LazyRose
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of stores however doesn't feel very unique. Just textiles and food stalls. Not sure if I would come back.

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came to Gwangjang with a couple of friends in the height of summer (early July), and the atmosphere was everything you would expect from an Asian food market. It was sweltering with only the occasional fan; it was dense with people bustling by to...More

1  Thank rlecroy1
Reviewed 1 week ago

well, it's a subway stop and a traditional market. most venders sell similar products/food so this place won't take you a long time to tour. stop by, grab some korean street food and go. across the street, there are many restaurants that specialize in chicken...More

Thank Matt C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the location where locals shop. Massive place for clothes, food, street food, restaurants, souvenirs, snacks, etc. I headed to the Yukhoe shop and loved it. This is more a local market and I could only find maps/signs in Korean. Therefore locating specific locations...More

Thank olivia_yeung
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with my family when we were in Seoul during June 2017. The nearest Subway station is "Jongno 5(o)-ga station" on the Dark Blue Line 1, which is 4 stops from Seoul Station or 1 stop from Dongdaemun station. Right after one take Exit...More

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