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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Average22%
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“street food”(116 reviews)
“large market”(18 reviews)
21, Namdaemunsijang 4-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04529, South Korea
Myeongdong / Namdaemun
+82 2-753-2805
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Looks like this is the best market in Seoul as it’s been going for a very long time. Street food here is great, lots of options and the donuts were unreal. The clothing is pretty terrible and there is a lot of supreme stuff that...More

Thank Zac P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The market is massive and stretches on. There are specific markets within the market for shoes or underwear etc. I was looking for some shoes but almost all were low quality synthetics. I did find one that had good quality leather shoes but he does...More

Thank ccriderYVR
Reviewed 3 days ago

Found there is a lot to see and there is a nice selection of things a person can purchase. The street food was amazing!!! Glad I had the chance to visit!

Thank MBMatt1147
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is the place. We buy golf wear and other clothes (women's, men, children). Great selection at great negotiable prices! Everything from pants, shorts, jackets, suits, sport coats. Careful, you'll probably get asked about brand knock offs too so just ignore them.

Thank LW811055
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

well, you wouldn’t mind the crowd; Endless markets to shop; Endless road to roam; Endless line to grab a bite of « the » glassnoodle pancake(hotteok). Namdaemoon markets to have a sneak peak at KoreA👗👒

Thank thebinaryscale
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I love only the street food here but I think that's enough for me. The tastes are okay. I dont buy anything there.

Thank TuanTQ
Reviewed 6 days ago

Not much English is spoken here but you can easily point and they'll understand what you want. There are so many different stores, such as fresh food, dumplings (these are a must!), trinkets and there's this one little cart at one of the entrances where...More

Thank courtzzzc
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a market lover, so.... this was a must. And it is! A traditional Korean market, you will find everything here: clothes, souvenirs, food, it is a must with Dandaemun market and Insadong if you are in Seoul!

Thank Marie-Catherine L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crazy market — a must see when in Seoul - most impressive are are the food stalls - prices are OK not so cheap though- it requires energy to stay there for some time :)

Thank Sarah A
Reviewed 1 week ago

it was worth buying at namdaemun market though there is difficulty in communicating with the vendors, prices are reasonable.

Thank Flyer693328
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Myeongdong / Namdaemun
Arguably Seoul’s most famous neighbourhood and
undoubtedly one of its most popular, Myeongdong takes
shopping and eating to new heights, with hundreds of
shops, restaurants, and cafes all stacked on top of
one another. The rise in popularity of Korean
cosmetics, fashion, and more has made this area a
must-see for visitors who come and marvel at
Myeongdong’s often frenetic pace and energy. Lotte and
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9 August 2018|
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Response from Bernard L | Reviewed this property |
Yes still open, till about 8pm
11 July 2018|
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Response from Crystalism | Reviewed this property |
Going to the market looking for Halal food in Korea is very difficult as pork is part of their staple diet. I did notice that they have some vegetarian options too so that could be an option, possible to find pure vegetarian... More
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