Seoul Gyeongdong Korean Medicine Market & Gwangjang Market Tour

Come on a tour around Korea's traditional markets to experience the culture and enjoy some shopping!

14 days ago


If you want to experience the unique traditions of South Korea, you don't want to miss this tour! The "Gyeongdong Korean Medicine Market and Gwangjang Market Tour" is a great way to explore Korea's famous traditional markets, get some shopping done, and take lots of photos! Through this tour, you can visit Naksan Park, a famous filming location for K-dramas, Ihwa Mural Village, a fun photo spot, as well as the Korean Medicine Market and Gwangjang Market, both well-known tourist locations. 

Gyeongdong Medicine Market and Gwangjang Market Tour

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Tour Dates: Fridays and Saturdays

Tour Duration: About 4 hours

Available Languages: Japanese/English/Korean

Why We Recommend It

This tour takes you around Korea's famous traditional markets, where you can enjoy the atmosphere of a traditional village. 

It includes a visit to Seoul's largest medicinal market, Korean Medicine Market, located in Gyeongdong Market in Eastern Seoul. 

Eat to your heart's content at Gwangjang Market, a famous tourist spot known for its delicious food stalls! You can also pick up a variety of souvenirs from the different shops. 

Naksan Park and and Ihwa Mural Village are both known to be filming locations for K-dramas, and offer lots of beautiful scenery, as well as a wonderful panoramic view of Seoul. 

The tour ends after Gwangjang Market, which is close to Jongno 5-ga station, so visiting in the afternoon is an easy option as well!

Things to Keep In Mind

Be sure to make a reservation at least 5 days before departure. 

Cancellations can be made up to 3 days before the scheduled tour date with a 100% refund. 

A 50% refund is available up to 2 days before, and there is no refund available for cancellation the day before or the day of. Please contact support@creatrip.com for any inquiries or changes to the booking. 

Pick-up is only available for hotels located in central Seoul. If your hotel is too far away, you may be asked to arrive at a designated location for pick-up. 

The tour schedule is subject to change based on traffic conditions on the day of the tour. 

Infants under 24 months are free of charge, but will not be provided a separate seat. After a brief explanation of the of the medicine market, there will be some free time. 

This tour includes vehicle transportation, entry fees, and an English/Korean/Japanese guide. 

You will be responsible for food or drink costs throughout the tour; it is not provided by the tour. 


Price (Per Person)
2 People
50,000 KRW
3+ People
40,000 KRW

How to Reserve

Step 1

Make a reservation on the Creatrip reservation page. 

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Step 2

Enter the required information in detail and make the full payment.
Your reservation will be confirmed in 1-2 business days through email.
(Reservations can be cancelled with a full refund up to 3 days before the tour date.)

Step 3

Please arrive 10 minutes early at the designated pick-up location on the day of the reservation. 

(Approved hotel or agreed pick-up spot.)

Step 4

Meet the tour representative at the designated location and present your reservation confirmation. Then, board the vehicle and enjoy the tour!



Pick-up at your accommodation. 
(Time may vary depending on the hotel)

About 30-40 minutes

Ihwa Mural Village + Naksan Park Tour

About 1 hour
Visit Seoul K-medi Center and Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Museum


Gyeongdong Market/Korean Medicine Market Tour

End the tour at Gwangjang Market



Naksan Park is widely-used filming location for K-dramas and is a popular walking course for many Koreans. It has an impressive view of Seoul and is located near Hyehwa station. Ihwa Mural Village, which is nearby, is also known as a street art museum, with colorful pieces of artwork painted across buildings, staircases, and walls. These are great places to get some wonderful photos - and you definitely want to see the sights in person as well!

Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Museum




At this museum, you can learn about traditional Korean herbal medicine and its origins and effects. The building is built in a beautiful Hanok-style, displaying Korea's tradition and culture. 





You can see a variety of different herbal medicines at the exhibits in the Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Museum. The Seoul K-medi Center runs hands-on programs where you can experience Korea's traditions and the different effects and ways of using herbal medicine.

<Activity Program at the Seoul K-medi Center>
These are the following activities available during the tour:
*Those who do not wish to participate in the activities may have free time
*The admission fee is included in the tour, but activities that cost extra must be paid on-site (only KRW accepted)

Option 1: Korean traditional costume experience (Traditional Male/Female attire) [Free]

Option 2: Facial Mask Pack DIY + Heated Massage Mat & Aroma Experience + Stress Diagnosis [5,000 KRW per person]
(Facial Mask Pack, Hair Band, Facial Brush, and Sponge included) 
*If you use the facial pack on-site, cleansing foam will be provided, but please bring your own cosmetics if needed!
*If there are more than 10 participants, the activity will shift to a natural facial pack instead. You can choose to make your pack from a variety of powders made from natural ingredients, such as chestnut tree powder. 

Option 3: Foot bath [5,000 KRW per person]
(Foot bath kit, towel, and mineral water included)
*Must be 2 or more participants
*For the foot bath kit, you can choose from natural ingredients like mugwort or dead sea salt.

Gyeongdong Market/Korean Medicine Market



Gyeongdong Market is home to the Korean Medicine Market, the largest Korean medicine market. All kinds of unique and rare medicines are gathered here at the medicine market! Of course, you can also buy ginseng, which is immensely popular amongst foreigners! 

Gwangjang Market


Gwangjang Market is a gold mine for street food! It's super popular among tourists as you can find Drug Kimbap (Kimbap so addicting it's like a drug!), Beef Tartare, Mung Bean Pancakes, and many more popular tasty treats. Be sure to try some of these famous food items for lunch! Gwangjang Market is always lively and bustling with people enjoying good food and spending time with family and friends. Here, you can get the full experience of the traditional food and culture of Korea. 

Gyeongdong Medicine Market and Gwangjang Market Tour

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If you're looking for a way to explore the traditions of Korea, try famous foods, and catch some beautiful views, this tour is perfect for you! We hope you can enjoy a trip around Seoul at these various popular destinations! If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a comment below or send us an email at support@creatrip.com! You can follow us on Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook to stay updated on all things Korea!