Gwangjang Market

Gwangjang Market (광장시장)

 

Introduction 
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.

Structure Size 
About 5,000 stores

Operating Hours 
General stores 08:30-18:00
Restaurants 08:30-23:00
Clothing stores 21:00-10:00 (Next day)

Closed 
Sundays

Parking Facilities 
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.

Restrooms 
Available

Storage Lockers 
Not available

Credit Cards 
Accepted (Varies by store)

Pets 
Permitted (Varies by store)

Directions 
[Subway]
Jongno 5-ga Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 8.
Euljiro 4-ga Station (Seoul Subway Line 2 & 5), Exit 4.
[Bus]
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

 

※ Source: Korea Tourism Organization(http://english.visitkorea.or.kr)