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Tongin Market (통인시장), Seoul

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  • 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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  • Watching many youtube videos you will see a person exchanging money in the front of the alley way. When we went it wasn't the case anymore, you had to walk to the middle where the toilet and the cafe ...  more »
  • Stopped here on our bike tour and is on the bus route. Picked up a meal tray for W5000 and you also receive 10 coins which can be exchanged for various snacks from the many hawkers. Marinated chicken,...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Covered market (perfect to cover the hot sun)
  • 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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