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Kwangjang Market, Seoul

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Eat your heart out at Kwangjang 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). Add Kwangjang Market to your Seoul travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Seoul trip itinerary planner.
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  • This traditional market is the best way to know more about the local food culture. The aroma of the korean delicacies surrounds the area where most of the food vendors were concentrated and you will.....  more »
  • Delicious netflixfamous Mungbung pancakes, steamy hot knifecut noodles from the netflixlady, dokkbokki, soondae, soju, streetfood between locals at its top with heatwarming seats  more »
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  • It’s a place for cheap eat lovers and adventurous travellers. Food booths are plentiful and they sell local delicacies at a ver reasonable price. Seats are quite narrow and tiny but you can definitely accept it as an unique experience. Some food may look weird for a westerner, like organs and raw seafood. Mung bean pancakes, Korean noodles and sushi do look fresh and pleasant to the stomach. Seeing the locals eat is already an amusement, so I cannot see the reason of not going.
  • I love this place. The variety of foods that can be found there is great. The only downside, as is usually the case, is it is very crowded at the weekends. Try it out! Have to 전 and 막걸리. Taste 마약김밥, 육회 or 족발! Korean food is one of the best things about Korea.

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