Tongin Market (통인시장), Seoul

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  • September 4, 2017
    stayed nearby and really found this place by chance (although i've read about it before). it was such quirky, fun and cheap way to get tasty lunch. be patient and walk around first before deciding wha...  more »
  • August 26, 2017
    Lunch box money into coins in the market here, said to Chirac decoten Sesame is famous for going up a side dish, but the sesame oil to put in a bottle shop is recommended.
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  • July 25, 2017
    Could not do these kind of things are no Bento posts go look. Already over? The minutes show they sell dishes, etc. for the first time, but was a human still rose.
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  • July 13, 2017
    Great market if you're looking for Authentic Korean food. As someone who doesn't speak Korean it was still very easy to shop and order food. Great restaurants and street food.
  • June 28, 2017
    I really liked this market. For 5000won (which you have to exchange for ancient coins to pay with) you can get a lot of delicious various food. At some stances you can also pay with won.
  • April 11, 2017
    Love the famous fried toekkpokki that appeared in many tv shows in Korea. The spicy version is awesome if you can take it. The old granny frying it will serve you quick and you get complimentary tea on the side as well. Fuss free and simple set up. Worth the walk here from the palace, and you get to explore the shops around too.
  • June 22, 2017
    Plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Covered market (perfect to cover the hot sun)
  • March 3, 2017
    It has same age with the place. But it did changed the ambiance. But still you can feel with Joseon coins!

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