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Gwangjang Market

Shopping, Markets and fairs Jung-gu
3 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

Going back 110 years, Gwangjang Market was originally Korea’s largest hanbok (traditional clothing) and silk goods market. These days, it is now the country’s hottest market for tasty street food. A number of the food stalls have gained cult status: Mayak Gimbab (which literally means "narcotic gimbap") is famous for its addictively delicious miniature gimbap rolls, consisting of rice in a special sauce of mustard, sugar, and soy sauce wrapped in crispy dried laver. Eunseong Hoejib is well known for its daegu maeuntang, a spicy and rich cod fish stew that will leave you sweating and asking for more. You can't leave without trying the bindaeddeok, crispy mung bean pancakes stone ground and fried right in front of you; or the jokbal, a sweet, salty and chewy pork hock dish; or any of the noodles... and the list goes on. With 90 places to eat, you'll have your pick of vendors and plenty of reason to come back again and again. The huge assortment of food stalls attracts a huge assortment of people, locals and tourists alike, every day of the week, so get ready for bustling crowds and lively fun.



Address: 88, Changgyeonggung-ro
Transport: Jongno 5-ga Station(Line 1), Exit 8. Euljiro 4-ga Station(Line 2,5), Exit 4
Price: 4,000won-10,000won
Opening hours: 9am–10pm
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