Gwangjang Market

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  • Address: 6-1 Yeji-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +82-222670291
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Bar, Art And Culture, Cafe, Restaurant, Leisure, Mall, Market, Shopping Center, Family And Kids

Gwangjang Market - Review

This market is by all means the oldest and most traditional everyday market in Seoul. Established in 1905, this marketplace has become one of the must see places in all of Seoul. Millions of visitors every year make it a point to visit this market and bask in the huge assortment of produce that is available here.

This area is considered to be a food lover’s paradise. People can find everything from traditional food stuff to some of the weirdest and quirkiest delicacies that the city has to offer. It is advised that people take some time out of their schedule to go for breakfast in this vast open marketplace where over five thousand vendors sell their wares on a daily basis.

How To reach Gwangjang Market by Public Transport

  • Subway to Jongno O-ga station, Line 1

Restaurants Near Gwangjang Market

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  • Street side eateries are the main attraction.

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TripHobo Highlights for Gwangjang Market

  • Gwangjang Market Address: 6-1 Yeji-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Gwangjang Market Contact Number: +82-222670291
  • Gwangjang Market Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Gwangjang Market Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Gwangjang Market(preferred time): 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Gwangjang Market: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Gwangjang Market

  • 44.29% of people who visit Seoul include Gwangjang Market in their plan

  • 28.47% of people start their Gwangjang Market visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Gwangjang Market

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

64.86% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Gwangjang Market

People normally club together Samcheong Dong and Dongdaemun Market while planning their visit to Gwangjang Market.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Gwangjang Market Trips

Gwangjang Market, Seoul Reviews

  • This is home for street food a d fabric stores. I really love the street good there! SIMPLE AND TASTY. Don't miss bimbimbop, and mung bean pancake, it's the best! This is heaven for vegetarians. As for fabric stores, they have different style of fabrics along with traditional Korean attires, bedding, cushions . It's a fun place to be.

  • One of the best, coolest markets in Seoul - a place to experience the honest side of Seoul, where hard working merchants ply their trades, common folks grab a cheap, but tasty, bite to eat, people can pickup a thing or two of necessity, and one can take in the smells and sounds of what a city market should be. Reminds me of old markets in the 70's...all kinds of traditional and new street foods, small shops for candies, gifts, shoes, fish, meat, etc. A must place to visit. Really!

  • Having traveled through many Asian countries, I'd say this was a lesser impressive market. Not only were the food stalls shelling out mostly the same things, but the prices were as if I was at a regular food hall or restaurant. When coming to any market, I expect low prices with minimal service. Definitely still worth a gander and if you're in town for a but, stock up on the fresh Kimchi selection for your fridge.

  • Easy to locate outside Jongno 5 station exit. Many small stalls within the market and many ajuma trying to invite you to their stall. We settled on one as she seems friendly but that's where the friendliness end cause throughout the meal she keep urging me and wife to squeeze and make space so that she can accommodate more customers. After a while she would say ok pass her the utensils, signaling time for you to leave. Not the most pleasant experience for wife who visited for the first time. Food isn't very tasty too. But if you intend to buy Korean snacks the dry food section is good with many choices and the owner friendly.

  • Great market. It’s an old style market with so many vendors. You can get any sort of fabric and also pretty nice souvenirs. You can haggle a little bit too, but the pricing is pretty fair unlike in some other countries where they try to scam you. There is also the food area which is very busy. You can many different korean dishes here. You don’t need to speak korean. Just point to what you want and they will Serve you. They are all old ladies who are pretty nice because they want and need your business. Don’t be intimidated!!

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