Category : Landmark | Korean Food | Korean Markets
Sep 07, 2015
Established in 1905, the Gwangjang Market is dubbed as Korea’s first permanent market. What is special
about this place is that the businesses here had been passed from generations to generations. Quality
textiles, beddings, Hanbok (Korea’s traditional costume), and shoes are being sold in this market.
However, right after sunset, this place is packed with people who are eager to fill their stomach with
delicious Korean street food.
The Gwangjang Market gained attraction after it was featured in a popular Korean television show,
the Running Man 런닝맨 (episode 186).
Locals recommend the Bindaetteok 빈대떡, Raw beef 육회 (yuk-hwe), and the smaller version of kimbap
For bindaetteok ( a pancake made from ground mung beans) – visit 순희네 빈대떡 shop (approximately
4,000 KRW) ; For Yukhwe (raw beef topped with sesame seeds and egg yolk) – visit 창신육회 shop
(12,000 KRW for one person serving); random stores sell these small addictive kimbap at 3,000 KRW
for one person serving.
Market: 09:00 ~ 18:00 / Closed on Sundays
Food Market: 09:00 ~ 23:00 / Open year round
Vintage Shopping Market: 10:00 ~19:00 / Closed on Sundays
How to get there?
Jongno 5-ga Station (Subway line 1), Exits 7/8 Euljiro 4-ga (Subway line 2), Exit 4, Walk 100m
➫Dongdaemun Shopping Complex
➫Street of Used bookstores
Address : 88, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
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Bukchon Hanok Village Cultural Center:
Phone number: (02) 2148-4160