Gwangjang Market 광장시장: Traditional Market Fun

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

[South Korea, Seoul] This market is an eye opener! The nation's first market, it continues to sell to a bustling crowd daily. Selling almost everything for the household, this ajumma (auntie) haven is a pleasure to walk through. I won't post too many market photos here, you should visit it and explore yourself!

Here's the entrance of Gwangjang Market.
 Goods on sale.
 The mountain of slippers.
 Here's the popular Sunheene Bindetteok 순희네 빈대떡, where many famous people have visited for a taste of their pan fried goodies. Bindetteok are Korean styled mung bean pancakes, which are pan fried. They are best taken with makgeolli (rice wine).
Sizzlin'.
Trying one out in their shops! You can either takeaway or sit down and eat them. It costs 4000won each.
We also walked over to the market center, where this is an iconic photo of the market, which visitors should take.
We sat down at one of the open-aired stalls to try out some food.
Mayak Kimbap (3000won) and japchae! I felt it was too oily for me, though. It wasn't too cheap either. I can't remember the price of the japchae already.



The sissy also took a photo with the store owner when we bought seaweed from him (10000won for 2 super huge packs with many individual packets inside)

From Traditional Hanboks, dried foods, ginseng products to street food, they have it all! Gwangjang Market is an interesting sight for people who love a walk through traditional markets.

Gwangjang Market 광장시장
Location: 88 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opening hours: 8.30am to 6pm (I recommend going about 11am, because some stalls won't open so early.)