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Shopping in Seoul's Traditional Markets

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"How we prepare for Chuseok" 

Shopping in Seoul's Traditional Markets 

 

 

 

 

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Gwangjang Market 

  

 

Walking among the market stalls that have been standing around for decades, shoppers are greeted with the delicious scent of savory food. Some of the best jeon (Pancake), fried food, sannakji (Sliced Raw Octopus), and Yukhoe (Beef Tartare) can only be found here in Gwangjang Market. 

 

88 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (09:00 - 18:00, Food Alley Open Until 23:00) 

 

 

 

2

Tongin Market 

 

 

The 80 stores that make up this market are always full of things to eat and enjoy. Using a Yeopjeon (old Korea coin) to pay for a Tongin dosirak (lunch box) is a MUST DO on every visitor’s TO DO list. 

 

18 Jahamun-ro 15-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul (07:00 - 21:00) 

 

 

3

Mangwon Market 

 

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Have you heard of Manglidan Street? Not only is it a trending spot among visitors, but it’s also the perfect place to take in the upcoming Chuseok atmosphere. Mangwon Market doesn’t only sell Chuseok food. They also offer delivery service as well, enabling visitors to shop without having to worry about lugging around their goods. 

 

14 Poeun-ro 8-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul (08:00 - 22:00) 

 

 

 

4

Gyeongdong Market 

 

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Gyeongdong Market is considered to be one of Seoul’s biggest markets. From its wide selection of herbal ingredients to its numerous produce shops and stalls, the scale of this market is comparable to the famously huge Namdaemun Market. 

 

147 Wangsan-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul (04:00 - 19:00) 

 

 

 

 

 

This Chuseok, come, see, taste, and enjoy the authentic experience of visiting Seoul’s traditional markets.