Mangwon Market is a place where a modern touch is added to the wonderful traditional market hidden in Seoul.

Hi, this is Loah’s dad.
Today We visited Mangwon Market with Loah.(Traveling to Seoul)

This is a great place for kids and seniors alike!
If you’re traveling to Seoul and want to experience something different with your kids, check out the
follow along with us~.

It’s close to the Han River and close to Hongdae.

Go Go Mangwon Market!!

Shall we go out with Loah today too?

About Mangwon Market (Traveling to Seoul)

  • Location – West of Seoul, close to Hongdae
  • Address – 27 Poeun-ro 6-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
  • Transportation – taxi, bus ,subway (It’s right in front of Mangwon Station on Line 6.)
  • Travel time (From Hongik University Station on Line 2) – 15 minutes, totaling 2 stops.
  • Highlights –
    • This is a favorite spot for Koreans these days, more so than other famous markets.
    • This is a place where traditional and modern food coexist.
    • It’s cleaner and more honest than other places.
  • Cost – Free (Of course, you have to pay for the food.)
  • Estimated time required – About 1 hours
  • Key points for foreigners – It’s more Korean than other tourist spots, and you can really feel it.
  • Recommended for travelers –
    • 1. Tourists who only know Myeongdong Market, Gwangjang Market, Insadong, and Hongdae
    • 2. Recommended for Korean food lovers
    • 3. Vegetables and fruits are very cheap here.
  • Exhibition Hours 09:00 ~ 21:00

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Approximate location (Mangwon Market)

It’s located in the west of Seoul, very close to Hongdae.

Mangwon Market

If you take Exit 2 of Mangwon Station on Line 6, this is what you’ll see.
Follow the arrow to the alley where the Dunkin’ Donuts is located.

If you go straight way you came in, you’ll find Mangwon Market.
It’s about a 2-minute walk and you’ll see something like this.

Mangwon Market

The day I was there, there was a wind chill of minus 10 degrees.

Every store had plastic covering the fruit to keep it from freezing.

South Korea is an amazing country.

In the summer, you can have temperatures in the high 38s and low 20s.

In the winter, it’s 0 degrees to minus 20 degrees

Winter and spring provide opportunities to eat many different varieties of strawberries.
I especially like Mangwon Market because the prices are cheap.


This is a dried persimmon, which is very tasty.

The fruit at this market changes with the seasons, so it will probably change every time you come.

can also find a variety of other fruits on sale

Personally, I think dried persimmons are a really good gift.
It tastes great, is easy to store, and is reasonably priced.

If you walk another 2 minutes, you’ll see something like this.

If you go straight from here, you will come to a housing complex, which is no longer a market.

Don’t go any further, the market on the right is the real Mangwon Market.

But if you keep going straight, there are some famous and delicious shops here as well, so you can wander around for a while and come back.

For example, Ugly Bakery is a pretty good bakery in Korea.

It’s not a traditional Korean bread, it’s a Korean-European fusion.

Let’s turn around and go into the actual market.

Mangwon Market

Mangwon Market!!

You’re now in a market with a covered ceiling.

Now it feels a bit like a real traditional market

Mangwon Market

A traditional Korean snack. It’s crispy and sweet.

They usually sell for 5,000 won

I personally like the round ones in the front right bag and the cylindrical ones on the left. Hahahaha

It’s the most delicious.

Korean traditional snacks

They sell a wide variety of snacks.

It’s actually a traditional Korean favorite.


On cold days like this, Koreans snack on oden, fried something, and tteokbokki.

Tteokbokki can be spicy for foreigners.

Don’t worry, there are restrooms along the way

There’s plenty of parking

Chicken Gangjeong

Chicken Gangjeong is a must-try

The chicken is covered in a spicy and sweet sauce.
Korean Chicken Gangjeong

Koreans love chicken kangjeong.

I love it too!

Chicken Gangjeong and Shrimp Gangjeong cost 500g – 12,000 won and 700g – 15,000 won respectively.

If you get a chance, I’d love to try it with a tourist traveling to Korea after reading this post hahaha.

This is a croquette shop with fried bread that Koreans are very fond of.

The price is around 1,000~2,000 won per croquette.

It’s so famous that it’s been on TV a few times

This place is closed on Sundays.

Korea Traditional Market

Right in front of the store is a place that sells tteokbokki and tempura.

There are a lot of foreigners here.

The tteokbokki is probably spicy…..

Korean traditional sweets

Everyone has different preferences, but personally, I don’t like the type of snack in the front plastic bag.

I like the brown sweets in the back.

But those sweets are best when they’re crispy, and you shouldn’t leave them open like that…

Rice wine

There’s a Korean pub where you can pick up traditional Korean liquor and eat it in the restaurant.


Loah’s dad and Loah caught a cold because it was so cold that day.

We went home after purchasing the goods~~.

I am so happy to introduce this place to the WithLoah site.

Bye~ Mangwon Market

How was your trip to Korea with Loah?

Traveling to Korea is very interesting and fun, even if you have a small baby.

When it comes to traveling in Korea, you shouldn’t just go to Hongdae, Myeongdong, Gangnam, Dongdaemun, etc.

places that real Koreans enjoy.

Where will they go next?

Stay tuned!

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