Kwangjang market, Seoul

Kwangjang market was the first permanent market in Korea and there are about 5,000 small stores, selling many things such as packaged snacks and laver (dried seaweed sheets), souvenirs, toys, fruit, vegetables, fresh and dried seafood. In the center of the market, there are many food stands with mainly Korean food. There are also many silk, satin, and linen fabric and clothing stores on the second floor.

We went there around 10:00 in the morning and during Chuseok holiday, so some stores weren't open. We were quite hungry as we hadn't eaten breakfast yet and everything looked so delicious that we wanted to try them all, so we ordered a large variety of Korean food at one of the food stands. We were able to find an empty bench somewhere, which could fit the four of us, and after sitting down, we were served by two friendly ajummas. You can read more about what I ate and bought at the Kwangjang market in the next blog post. For now, you can see the pictures and video clips that I took inside Kwangjang market. 

Kwangjang market (official website)
88 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea
(Korean: 서울특별시 종로구 창경궁로 88) 
Closed on Sundays

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