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Namdaemun Market

21, Namdaemunsijang 4-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04529, South Korea
+82 2-753-2805
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What Makes It Special
This is the city's largest market. Almost everything is available for sale including clothing, souvenirs, purses, and food supplies. Many stalls are open into the wee hours of the morning.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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21, Namdaemunsijang 4-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04529, South Korea
Myeongdong / Namdaemun
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"street food"
in 121 reviews
"hoehyeon station"
in 24 reviews
"large market"
in 18 reviews
"great market"
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"outdoor market"
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"dumplings"
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"south gate"
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"cheap shopping"
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"local food"
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"cheap price"
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"street stalls"
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"for sale"
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"korean souvenirs"
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"buy souvenirs"
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"shops selling"
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Reviewed today via mobile

We went to the design plaza first, highlight was my daughter got to play the piano outside! Then onto the markets... its 4 storeys of fabrics, ground floor lovely quilts, outside are zips and brocades, top 3 floors all material. Unless you are geographically minded,...More

Thank Mel P
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A nice place to spend your money and to enjoy the local culture. We did buy our souvenir for our friends there. There is a nice lady selling cheap souvenir. It was nice to see made in korea! :0 Usually cheap souvenir are made in...More

Thank krish509
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are looking for what to eat in Namdaemun Market, then i guess Hairtail Fish ( Stew or Fried ) would be be most popular choice. I have not seen this Korea food being offered in other places while i was visiting Seoul and...More

Thank DesaVilla
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I would say this market is fairly traditional. A lot of gods, a lot of fake brands, narrow lanes and crowded. If you want to buy clothes from the market, or well, from most places, be prepared! Take your measures beforehand and bring your tape-measure!...More

Thank Marie A
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I went on a food tour of Namdaemun Market and sampled several types of food and drinks at the various food stalls and restaurants. There were quite a number of food outlets in the market. There were stalls selling all sorts of items in the...More

Thank Bill C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Namdaemun market was good. They have lots of clothings,toys and accessories for children. Their price for kids and adults clothes are reasonable. Souvenirs at namdamun market is cheaper compared to other places. Basically of all the places like Myeongdong street, namdaemun is better in terms...More

Thank Matthew S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This market is a must for visitors - to see the various goods there are for sale ... from clothes to food .. but one must try to bargain for a good buy..

Thank _mag231022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wholesale place to get your clothing, accessories and gifts. The shops inside the building or upper floor offer cheaper price. The dumpling in this market is the best. Really love the kimchi dumpling and pork dumpling. If you are there, you should try it...More

Thank Sai S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This area is older and smaller. Many small stores filled with stuff. The inside of the buildings are even worse. People have crammed their wares into a small area and sit like a flea market for you to come by. It’s neat to see but...More

1  Thank DoctorCP
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the beginning you assume this is just a large street market. Then you go into the buildings where there are three or four floors of market stalls and realise it is enormous. I found it a fascinating place to visit but there was nothing...More

2  Thank Alan B
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Faridah A
11 July 2018|
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Response from billtolliver | Reviewed this property |
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Kelli S
5 June 2018|
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Response from TravelCharger | Reviewed this property |
Seems this is more reflective from one of the websites - Wholesalers operate from midnight to 6:00 a.m., and retailers are open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Although most retailers close their stores on the 1st and 3rd... More
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tansomic
6 April 2018|
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Response from Vishal N | Reviewed this property |
It’s a very traditional market. Vendors start closing the shops by 07:00-30. Start early in the day, by 11:30-12:00 onwards.
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