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Gwangjang Market: Our most recommended tours and activities

Seoul: Korean Cooking Class at a Local Home and Market Tour

1. Seoul: Korean Cooking Class at a Local Home and Market Tour

Experience the Korean cooking and street food culture in Seoul and join an educational session for you or your group. An expert native Korean chef will assist you in learning the culture, ingredients, and how to prepare and create authentic Korean dishes. Begin the tour with a visit to a local market to buy fresh ingredients for the class and taste some local street food at the popular, yet less touristy market in Seoul. Absorb the vibrant atmosphere of the market and with your guide, find the ingredients which are required for the cooking class. After the market tour, head to the venue of your cooking class and learn a few Korean phrases while sipping a delicious welcome drink. Then it's time to make a variety of traditional Korean dishes. Your experienced chef-guide will show you how to make 4 dishes including Bibimbap (mixed rice with meat and vegetables), Dakgalbi (stir-fried chicken), Haemul-Pajeon (seafood and green onion pancake), and Doenjang-Jjigae (fermented soybean paste stew). Then, sit down to a meal and savor the delicious flavors of your creations. Enjoy the unique art of Korean food with a Hanjeongsik, a traditional Korean course meal with more than 10 side dishes which will be provided by your local host along with seasonal fruits and rice wine.

Seoul: Gwangjang Market Food & Night Fortress walk

2. Seoul: Gwangjang Market Food & Night Fortress walk

Take an insider's look at Seoul as you join your guide on a walking tour of the South Korean capital's famous Gwangjang Market, Chenggyecheon stream, Heunginjimun Gate, Seoul Fortress Wall, and Ihwa Mural Village. Learn about the local culture and sample some culinary delights on the way. Start with a tour of Gwangjang Market, Seoul’s first and oldest covered market, to sample popular street food like Kimbab (seaweed and rice roll), Bindaeddoek (mung bean pancake), or Ddeokbokki (rice cake). The city's biggest street food hot spot also sells hanbok, traditional Korean clothing. Next, walk along Cheonggyecheon stream where locals love to hang out and relax there to escape from city life. The stream was paved over as part of post-war economic development in 1958 and restored in 2003. Soon, meet the Heunginjimun Gate (Dongdaemun), a Korean national treasure. It was first constructed in 1396 as one of the main gates in the Fortress Wall of Seoul. Only this gate has an outer wall among the eight gates of the city.

Moonlight Seoul Night Tour (Cheonggyecheon Stream, Gwangjang

3. Moonlight Seoul Night Tour (Cheonggyecheon Stream, Gwangjang

-Have an authentic Korean dinner experience at Gwangjang Market and buy locally-sourced items -Visit beautiful Cheonggyecheon stream beloved resting area by locals located in the main downtown city. -Step inside the enchanting Changyeonggung Royal Palace and discover its history from your tour guide -Walk along the city wall under the moonlight with enjoying the night view and go home feeling amazed!

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What people are saying about Gwangjang Market

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 56 reviews

This was the most wonderful experience and a real highlight of my time in Seoul! Junghee is the most marvellous host. She is full of energy and so funny and entertaining. She was great at getting the whole group chatting and interacting with one another. Junghee gives great clear instructions and we made the most incredible feast - mashisoyo!!! Also met some incredibly lovely people on this course. Thanks Junghee for an amazing experience! :-)

Nice experience with Junghee who shared with us, with a lot of passion, his culture! The prepared meals were excellent, everything was perfect! We warmly recommend this activity which allows you to discover Korea in a different way. Junghee speaks perfect and very understandable English even if we are not bilingual.

Absolutely amazing cooking and market your experience in Seoul with Junghee Energetic and charismatic hostess that makes all participants feel welcomed, with her plethora of knowledge and years of experience this is a must do experience when traversing throughout Seoul, you will not be disappointed

Friendly, warm and engaging instructor. My aunties and mum had a great time. Thank you.

Changi was tremendous from and the class was awesome highly suggest it!