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The Miracle on the Han

A modern city, Seoul boasts over 10 million inhabitants, and is considered one of East Asia’s financial and cultural epicenters. Amongst the modern skyscrapers, Korea’s royal palaces stand carefully preserved, like precious relics of the past. There is a wealth of breathtaking architectural gems just waiting to be discovered. Add them to your Seoul travel guide, along with other attractions like Seoul’s mountains, its green parks, the temples and shrines, and the city’s amazing amusement parks. Shopping here is a rewarding experience, and when it comes to the performing arts, this is where Seoul’s heart beats loud.

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Gwangjang Market

Gwangjang Market

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Korean Foodie

A visit to the past when Koreans sold everything thru traditional open markets called shijang. In addition to many clothing/fabric stores, a central food court area sells many traditional foods like Bindaetteok (Korean Mungbean Pancake) and also the famous Opium Kimbap (마약김밥 Mayak Kimbap) where Opium just refers to the fact that it’s so good, it’s addictive like opium.

A foodie traffic jam Editors' Note

Gwangjang Market is reminiscent of the time when Koreans sold everything at community markets. Here you’ll find a mix of the new and the traditional, a central food court, and a vast array of street snacks all about.

You won’t break the bank at Gwangjang, lively 100-year-old market in Seoul’s Jong-Ro. To get a taste of the countryside just like the locals do with all the hustle and bustle of a traditional market, try Jeon scallion pancakes, Yukhoe (Korean Beef Tartare), the addictive Mayak Kimbap (think mini sushi), Juk (porridge), and Topokki (a common street snack of stir-fried rice cake).

Gwangjang Market
88 Changgyeonggung-ro Jongno-gu, Seoul South Korea, Seoul
+82 2-2267-0291