Gwangjang Market & getting there | Seoul, South Korea

Gwangjang Market 광장시장속박물관

서울특별시 종로구 창경궁로 88 (예지동) | 88, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Gwangjang Market - Opening Hours

General Stores from 8:30-18:00

Restaurants from 8:30-23:00

Clothing stores from 21:00-10:00

Restaurants & Vintage Clothing open all year round, all other stores closed every Sundays.

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  • Jongno 5-ga Station (line 1, exit 7/8). 3 mins walk.

  • Euljiro 4-ga Station (line 2/5, exit 4). 5 mins walk.

How to go to Gwangjang Market
Gwangjang Market - Official Website

Gwangjang Market, the nation's first market is made famous by the popular Korean show, 'Running Man'.

Must-Eats at Gwangjang Market, Ground Level

Popular food to try at Gwangjang Market include:

  • Bindaetteok (Mung Bean Pancakes)

  • Boribap (Rice and Barley with Vegetables)

  • Eomukguk (Fish Cake Soup)

  • Mayak (means drug, addictive like drug) Kimbap (bite-size dried seaweed rolls)

  • Kalguksu (Korean knife-cut noodle soup)

  • Tteokbokki (Spicy Rice Cakes)

The Making of the Popular Mung Bean Pancakes

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Other Popular Food at Gwangjang Market

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Food Options for the more Adventurous

For the more adventurous, there are:

  • Yukhoe (Korean seasoned raw beef)

  • Soondae (Pig intestines stuffed with cellophane noodles, barley and pork blood)

  • Sannakji (live octopus)

  • chicken feet

  • pig trotters/head, etc.

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What to buy at Gwangjang Market, Second Level

The second floor of the market sells silk, satin and linen bed-sheets which is the largest and most famous in Seoul.

 

It is also the market visited by Korean couples planning for their wedding and setting up their new home with home furnishings, yedan (wedding presents given by the bride to the groom's family), hanbok (traditional Korean attire), etc.

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