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“Over rated”
Review of Gwangjang Market

Gwangjang Market
Ranked #46 of 797 things to do in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We heard great things about the market, went in the afternoon on a weekday. Lots of offer with loads of stalls but it’s all the same. Fish, vegetables and juices, or bedding. Depends what you like but I have been to much, much better markets unfortunately this one just wasn’t worth the train ride for us. If you like to take photos it’s a good spot I guess.

1  Thank l0ttymay
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Having seen the Gwangjang Market written up many places as somewhere you had to visit in Seoul, my family went for dinner. We were very disappointed as it was much more intimidating than expected. We had already been to many places to eat in Seoul and to various markets. Gwangjang was among the most frenetic, crowded and dirty of them. We were not inspired to eat there. Instead, we were more comfortable with the street food in Myeongdong. I'm sure this is an instance of a difference in Western and Asian sensibilities, but I feel that Western tourists should be made aware that Gwangjang is not like anything you would be used to in the West.

Thank AndreLePlume
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Easily to access via metro. Love the food here such as mungbean pancakes and other. Is full with tourist and foodssssssssss.

Thank AcuraMelody
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

Must visit this local Korean Market with varieties food and daily items can be found in this market. You can experiences changing stall by stall tasting different local delicious as most stall have limited seating area.

Thank JaniceL1239
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

A variety of Korean street food sold there - mandu, bibimbup, tokpokki, pancakes, noodles etc. Price is not really cheap though. Other sections sell textiles, snacks, souvenirs,hanbok etc. Interesting place to visit.

Thank jieyinglam
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