Come Visit Traditional Korean Markets!


Gongju Sanseong Market

  • A market famous for nutrient-rich “Gongju chestnuts” with a nutty note
  • You will be able to taste local specialties only available in Gongju such as chestnut bread, chestnut magoeolli (rice wine), and chestnut noodles. A night market is held along with various cultural events on Friday and Saturday nights.
  • 22, Yongdang-gil, Gongju-si, Chungcheongnam-do

  • Travel Hotline : +82-2-1330

    (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)


The origin of Gongju Sanseong Market can be traced back to a traditional fifth-day market founded in 1937. It has been widely introduced as part of interesting tour programs that involve visiting nearby historic sites. Although it is a permanent market, you will be struck by the bursting energy and vitality of the market, particularly on the first and sixth day of the month. Gongju Sanseong Market has been exerting every effort to revitalize its economy through the constant modernization of facilities and management. You will see an endless line of tourists visiting the market along with nearby Gongsanseong Fortress, which is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the tomb of King Muryeong. Gongju Sanseong Market is also a perfect place for trying the diverse and delicious local food, such as chestnut bread and makgeolli , which is made with chestnuts, and one of local specialties from Gongju. 

08:00–19:00 in winter / 08:00–20:00 in summer
(* Opening hours may vary depending on the store.)


A public parking lot (accommodating up to 240 vehicles) within 10 meters of the market

Gifts Offered

Choose one among the following: a stationery set, cellphone ring holder, and mug
(Limited to 500 people on a first-come, first-served basis) 

Famous eateries

- Gongju-style rice soup
- Chestnut makgeolli
- Rice cakes

Tourist Attractions Nearby

UNESCO World Heritage Sites : Gongsanseong Fortress and Ancient Tombs in Songsan-ri
Tourist Attraction : Gongju National Museum and Gongju Hanok Village

Regional Festivals

- Baekje Cultural Festival
- Gomanaru Local Theater Festival
- Gongju Sanseong Market Winter Festival

Korea Tourism Organization Headquarters, 10 Segye-ro,
Wonju-si, Gangwon-do 26464, Republic of Korea
TEL +82-33-738-3000