Gwangjang Market was the first permanent market in Korea and continues to thrive as a popular tourist destination today. The second floor of the market is filled with silk, satin, and linen bed-sheet stores, which are the largest and most famous in Seoul.
Many of the stores in the area even have their own factories supplying fabrics to the Namdaemun Market, Pyoung Hwa Market, and even to some department stores. Even though the goods are not brand-name products, the wide selection of high quality goods at inexpensive prices makes it an enjoyable shopping experience.
88, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul[Google Map]
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-2267-0291~5
www.kwangjangmarket.co.kr (Korean only)
Jongno 5-ga Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 8.
Euljiro 4-ga Station (Seoul Subway Line 2 & 5), Exit 4.
Jongno 5(o)-ga Station Bus Stop.
Green Bus: 111, 2014, 2112, 7212
Blue Bus: 101, 103, 106, 140, 143, 150, 160, 201, 260, 262, 270, 271, 273, 370, 720, 721, N15, N26, N62
Red Bus: 9301
Maeul Bus: Jongno08
telname: Gwangjang Market
Charity stores 10:00-19:00
Food street ~23:00
parkingshopping: 1hr- free parking available for customers with parking tickets given by the stores in Gwangjang Market.
* Jongno 4(sa)-ga Jongmyo Parking Lot: 1hr- free parking available for customers with parking tickets given by the stores in Gwangjang Market.
restdateshopping: Sundays (Food Street open all year round)
saleitem: Silk, dress material, fashion apparel, agricultural and marine products, bedding, handicrafts, lacquerware inlaid with mother-of-pearl, etc.
scaleshopping: About 5,000 stores