Hidden Traditional Market in Changsin-dong

Changsin Alley Market


While Dongdaemun Market gets a lot of fanfare for its shopping and diverse food options, just a short walk away lies a small market along a winding narrow alley that feels like you're stepping back into the Korea of yesteryear. This is Changsin Alley Market. It's filled with old-school Korean restaurants, as well as butcher shops, marts, bakeries, and banchan (Korean side dishes) shops. The market is most famous for its maeunjokbal, spicy pig trotters in English. Changsin-dong Maeunjokbal is this market's most famous restaurant and attracts people from around the country eager to find out for themselves just how spicy it is. For those looking for a place a bit off the beaten path or a more authentic experience while they're in Korea, Changsin Alley Market is a great place to check out. 


Company NameChangsin Alley Market (창신골목시장)
Category Shopping Tour & Sightseeing

Jong-ro 51-gil, Changsin-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Take Lines 1 or 4 to Dongdaemun Station and go out Exit 3. -> Walk straight about 30 meters then turn right into the alley. -> Walk straight about 30 meters and you will arrive at the entrance to Changsin Alley market.

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