|Lockers are available at subway stations so you don't need to carry your load around.|
|Lockers are priced accordingly to sizes and time. We got the smallest for less than 4 hours slot at 2000won. |
If you need the lockers for longer, just top up accordingly.
Once you have exited from Exit 8, just walk straight and you would see Gwangjang Market. We were immediately overwhelmed by the rustic aroma of the traditional Korean market. Everywhere we turned, we would see ahjummas cooking Korean dishes and guests sitting on wooden benches eating, right in the middle of the walking paths. By the sides, products ranging from dried goods to red ginseng could be seen arranged all over the stores.
|Handmade Gochujang - the Korean chili paste|
|Just in case you are wondering what the kids were staring at|
|Pajon - Korean pancakes|
|You can get all sort of fermented dishes here|
|Love being in the midst of all the action|
Within Gwangjang Market houses the Gwangjang Hanbok Market (on the second floor of Gwangjang Market)) where one can get relatively cheaper hanboks as compared to places like Insadong. All the hanboks looked so pretty but Mummy had to resist the temptation of buying. She wouldn't have any opportunity to wear it back in Singapore. The hot weather doesn't help either. However, she was looking forward to getting for the girls. We came to a store and Mummy started inquiring on colors, sizes and needless to say, put her bargaining skills to use. After a long while, we finally settled on our pieces. At S$30 each piece (a 50% reduction in price), Mummy was pleased with the bargain, especially since the material is of a more superior quality compared to another hanbok of the same price. She learnt the art of tying the ribbon from the ahjumma and the girls were happy to get new dresses. Daddy was just glad the shopping was over.
|The final piece selected for the girls|
When we came to the first floor, owners were setting up stalls in the middle of the market. The number of people had increased and everyone was getting ready for the busy dinner crowd. It was good that we were there before the crowd so we could move around more comfortably with the children. Definitely a must visit again, this time, we would go with empty stomachs.