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통인시장 Tongin Traditional Market

[Travel in March / April 2018]

My first visit to Tongin Market was 4 years ago, 2014. I remembered I wanted to share about this fun experience here but apparently, it doesn’t happen. And still, I have so so so much to share and yet I haven’t got time for it. Let’s talk more about my 3 trips to Jeju & 6 trips to Busan – Yes, nothing found right here haha! (But give me some credit, I have posted a good 150 posts on Korea itself!) So, I guessed, it’s time to share this Tongin Market experience before in the blink of an eye, another 4 years past.

Tongin Market and Gwangjang Market are different, and how different – Let me bring you for a little virtual tour here.

How traditional market filled with many goodies.

Proceed to Level 2 where Dosirak Cafe located, where you pay 5000won for some traditional coins to be used in the Tongin Market (participate stores only) You will be given a empty tray and 10 coins to make purchase. Walking down the alley with many different stores provides different banchan – oh my, I love ban chan! as well as some cooked food ready for your stomach. 도시락 means packed lunch/meal – which we were about to do so!

I thought it’s fun activity with my friends whom have yet visited Tongin Market.

All particpating stores will have this label – 通통 도시락 Cafe.

Take a look at one of the stores we visited – a wide range of banchan!

Doesn’t take too long but my main choices definitely – 잡채 / 계란말이 / 오징어젓갈 🙂

Look how beautiful our 도시락 were – including a cup of 식혜 too 🙂

 

Direction to 통인시장 Tongin Traditional Market

Gyeongbokgung Station Exit 2, walk straight!

Continue to walk straight!

continue…

continue, did you notice everything is in korean character?

continue~

continue to walk straight!

continue straight – not my first time here, but said the same thing again lol “walked so long, am I on the right track” – YES!

continue to walk straight and you will reached on your left shortly! 🙂

Reached! – Walk right in and go up to Dosirak Cafe at level 2 to exchange the coins/tray with 5000won.

 

통인시장 Tongin Traditional Market
Address: 18, Jahamun-ro 15-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03036
Operation Hours: 11:00am – 5:00pm (Sales for tokens till 4pm)
Contact: +82-2-722-0911
Nearest Subway: Gyeongbokgung Station Exit 2

Overall Rating: 6/10
Amount Spent: ~5USD EACH
My Recommendations: ~
Best Part: Fun experience!

Will I come back? Yes, if I am going to bring new friends along!

HELLOSIHUI’S TIPS:

  • Walk Around: alot of choices of foods, don’t just stay at 1 store 🙂
  • You can arrange the visit to Gyeongbokgung (Gyeongbokgung Station Exit 5) Palace + Insadong (Auguk Station) together! 🙂

 


 

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