Gwangjang Market

restaurants / Korean

Gwangjang Market information

Location
Seoul , South Korea
Address
Jongno-5ga
Getting there
Metro: Line 1 to Jongno-5ga, Exit 5
Prices
dishes ₩4000-10,000
Opening hours
5am-10pm Mon-Sat
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Also spelled ‘Kwangjang’, this market feels like it’s been frozen in time; during the day you’ll find food and fabrics sold here as well as a great section specialising in second-hand clothes (accessed by the stairs to the upper floor outside exit 5, open until 7pm). The best time to visit. though. is the evening, when the end towards Dongdaemun morphs into Seoul’s largest food alley (or meokjagolmok ), with some 200 stalls specialising in dishes such as crispy, thick nokdu bindaetteok (mung-bean pancake; ₩5000) that are big enough to be shared by two. Pair them up with healthy bowls of bibimbap or boribap (mixed rice and barley topped with a selection of veggies).