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Namdaemun Market

21, Namdaemunsijang 4-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04529, South Korea
+82 2-753-2805
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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.
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“street food” (103 reviews)
“large market” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
21, Namdaemunsijang 4-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04529, South Korea
Myeongdong / Namdaemun
+82 2-753-2805
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Reviewed today via mobile

Very good selections of choice of things to buy. And street food as well. Do shop around before you decide which shop to buy from. Same product might be selling at different price just a shop away

Thank Eric C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Best place to get fresh and reasonable priced strawberries. Saw some tourists bought boxes of it to be brought home. Definitely cheaper than department stores and myeongdong market

Thank Claire7an
Reviewed 3 days ago

I think you can buy just about anything here - household pots and pans, clothing, food. I enjoyed wandering but didn't buy anything as most were not authentic souvenirs, just inexpensive stuff.

Thank CleopatraBunny
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had not been here for almost 25 years, I could still find my way around and loved the hoetok sweet pancakes that I remember as a kid!

Thank mikr72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s not your fancy and most urban market if you are going for that reasons. But if you want to experience the most famous street food and buy a souvenirs with a super reasonable prices so it’s your destination.

Thank AR_Ismail90
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to see the real korea visit namdaemun or the gwangjang markets. bustling with culture a real hotspot for not just tourists but locals alike, authentic Korean street food and a variety of market stalls. Great food, great atmosphere!

Thank Dalton G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a very diverse market, lots of bags, clothes, scarves, Baby clothes, and if you go inside the building in the side street the wholesalers are in there. Lots of market stalls that sells almost anything and everything from food, ginseng,clothes accessories, etc.

Thank Susmarijosep
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to go and experience korean street market. U can walk from Seoul station either via sky bridge or exit 5 of line 1 Seoul station.

Thank Happiejoy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Namdaemun Market is more of a traditional style shopping area. It open early morning and close late night. The retail streets are divided into several categories like Children's Clothes Street, Watch/Jewelry Street, Fashion Street, Military Uniform Street, Bedding Street, Mountain Climbing Equipment Street, Camera Street,...More

Thank Rzal_R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed this market a few times. They don’t hassle you. Street food entertaining and good. Tourist help there as well. We were told when we went to Korea to buy socks. We bought many pounds of them! You pay basically $2 a pair but...More

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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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30 November 2017|
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Response from sarrang | Reviewed this property |
From 10am the stores seem to start opening up. The street food in the evening is worth seeing and trying.
Tinaa D
15 September 2017|
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Response from Stevefinch | Reviewed this property |
They do close early in Seoul most of the shops are closed around 6 ish and many of the restaurants close around 9. I suppose if you went looking there would be places outside of those hours. My hotel closed its room service... More