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Gwangjang Market, Seoul

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Eat your heart out at Gwangjang Market, a bustling destination offering a huge array of classic Korean fare and goods. Wander this thriving street market, one of the largest in the country, and browse the 5,000-plus shops and storefronts bursting with food grills, clothing collections, and more. Pick up some handicrafts as a memento, stock up on traditional herbs and medicines, or even take your pick from an array of fresh fruits and vegetables. Despite all of these goods on offer, it's the freshly prepared meals that reigns supreme here. Make sure you taste the market's premier dish, a savory mung-bean pancake known as "bindaettok." Alternatively, you can opt for other well-known dishes, such as "bibimbap" (a rice bowl filled with meat and vegetables) or "mayak gimbap" (rice rolls with seaweed). For travelers who use our world travel planner, Seoul holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Gwangjang Market and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Children so love 買i食i, eating during the trip, always go again. Enjoy the unique atmosphere of the market. Each one is fun with the experience of sitting at a table located elsewhere, what you like to buy and eat but not in Japan
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  • Great place to try street style korean food. Many options, some are delicious. Cultural. Worth visiting at night time. 
  • Went to the clothes section first and the stalls were already starting to close even though it was only around 6pm. Maybe it was because it was eve of Seollal. However, when we arrived at the market a...  more »