Seoul Capital Area

Gwangjang Market

Gwangjang Market was the first permanent market in Korea and continues to thrive as a popular tourist destination today. The second floor of the market is filled with silk, satin, and linen bed-sheet stores, which are the largest and most famous in Seoul.

jongro-gi, Seoul


Gwangjang Market
Gwangjang Market

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Gwangjang Market was the first permanent market in Korea and continues to thrive as a popular tourist destination today. The second floor of the market is filled with silk, satin, and linen bed-sheet stores, which are the largest and most famous in Seoul. 

Next to Dongdaemun Market, there is an eating paradise near Cheonggyecheon Stream.

The Gwangjang Market is packed with foreign tourists, local office workers and young people flocking to the market during weekdays.

The most popular menu in Gwangjang Market is Bindaeteok(Korean Pancakes).

Especially, the crispy outside and soft inside of mung bean pancakes are the best food, as they are almost fried with a lot of the surface.

If you dip it in soy sauce with onions and cheongyang red pepper, it will make you feel less greasy and the savory taste will be doubled.

Yukhoe(Beef Tartare, Korean-style raw beef) is also a superstar who represents Gwangjang Market. Another things for eating is snacks. In particular, drug gimbap with mustard sauce, is a major player.

The Gwangjang Market also houses numerous other agricultural and fisheries products, like other traditional markets, fish, rice cakes, fruits and dried fish stores.

Structure Size
About 5,000 stores

Operating Hours
09:00-18:00
Charity stores 10:00-19:00
Food street ~23:00

Closed
Sundays (Food Street open all year round)

Parking Facilities
1hr- free parking available for customers with parking tickets given by the stores in Gwangjang Market.

– Jongno 4(sa)-ga Jongmyo Parking Lot: 1hr- free parking available for customers with parking tickets given by the stores in Gwangjang Market.

Restrooms
Available

Storage Lockers
Not available

Credit Cards
Accepted (Varies by store)

Pets
Permitted (Varies by store)


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