Gwangjang Market

Currently Closed
  • 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

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.

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  • 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
  • Time required to visit Gwangjang Market: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 43.96% 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
  • Fantastic! The food stalls. The aromas. The smiling people. The tourist information in English. Awesome time. I ate at a seafood stall where the lady served me super spicy octopus with some local soup and she threw in some Korean sushi. I ate my first insects at this market. Very tourist friendly with excellent prices. And you don't have to be afraid of getting swindled. Definitely worth it.

  • Was part of my work place before. - I used to work in a fashion industry in Korea; this is one of major markets for people working in fashion industry with great selection of fabrics and accessories. I remember the market was closed on Sunday and turned into a ghost town but now they work even on Sunday - ground floor only- maybe since after becoming a tourist spot? Good to let my mum enjoy the vibrant atmosphere she only could see on TV. Good to have an inexpensive meal prior to a walk to Cheonggyecheon. However, I would give only 3 because I could see the area lost its original atmosphere came from people with full of enthusiasm in their work. - hopefully I just missed this because I visited here on Sunday.

  • Great classic Korean Street market experience! It's a little hard to find, but once inside it's packed with great street food, clothes, and everything in between. I even spotted some helpful guides that spoke Chinese and English. There are some bathrooms peppered throughout, but the whole place is a but of maze. Don't be afraid to ask for directions from shopkeepers if there's something you're looking for in particular.

  • Market place to buy daily use item and eat. Food offered there relatively cheaper compare to the restaurant. Good place to explore. Only thing is the variety of food for all stores are similar. The whole street is selling same type of food.

  • This is a must do in Seoul really! Very big market with pretty much everything you can be looking for but most of all, the best spot for lunch while in the city. Very typical and full of locals, you will seat on a heated bench while looking at the cooks in front of you. Dumplings and noodles were ok but could use a bit more seasoning, plenty of other types of food available here too. Enjoy!

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