Gwangjang MarketCurrently 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
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
- Pierre Gagnaire Seoul – French, Fusion
- Battered Sole – British
- Street side eateries are the main attraction.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Gwangjang Market
93.33% of people who visit Seoul include Gwangjang Market in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
37.87% of people start their Gwangjang Market visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Gwangjang Market
80.92% of people prefer to travel by train while visiting Gwangjang Market
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Gwangjang Market, Seoul Reviews
This market is very diverse as it comprises local market that sells daily groceries and food stalls that sells local food to many tourists. Recommend to have some food at the food stalls, such as the fresh octopus and the deep-fried cake. There is also a pharmacy here, and you can buy some medicine if needed (as I didn't see pharmacies elsewhere).
It's quite messy and hot inside. Not much space to walk between the stalls (and I do wonder about fire safety!). I ate some dumplings (which weren't even spicy) and they apparently caused me stomach problems for a few hours - and counting. For what it's worth I didn't have such a problem with any other Korean food in my 7-day trip. The variety of food available was not impressive - most of the stalls were serving the same few dishes.
Immerse yourselves in the local/tourist market which sells just about anything from food to clothing to utensils etc. Shop owners are friendly, not too pushy, and serves good food. Can't go wrong visiting Gwangjang Market. It's a must for first timers.
Oldest market in Seoul. Great food choices. "Pancakes" are a local favourite. Try the raw sliced beef or octopus.
Wonderful Korean traditional market and when it comes to size it self is very big. This market is connected with Dondaemun market so in order to look around all area, it will take more than 3 hours. There are all kinds of Korean food restaurant and price negotiable stores in the Market. You could enjoy it.