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Review of Namdaemun Market

Namdaemun Market
Ranked #65 of 797 things to do in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Lots of items. I found some really low priced souvenirs but you have to ask as they are on the second floor and inside

1  Thank billtolliver
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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

This market is quite interesting. Lots to shop and so much to see. It is a whole day activity. I suggest you take the metro to get to this market as it leads you straight to the beginning of the market.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Namdaemum Market in Seoul is worth visiting for a number of reasons. First, it's a good cultural experience: you see lots of artefacts and food items you might not have the chance of finding at home (if you are a Westerner). Second, if you need souvenirs to take home, here you have a rich range, all at hand and at very convenient prices. Third, if you are fond of intercultural experience, the market is a good place for communicating with the locals and for exchanging opinions on the products (and on South Korea, in general) with other foreigners.The only danger you may face is that of getting lost!

1  Thank elenabuja
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Nothing interesting. Do not go in fish restaurant area, it was a terrible experience. Bad food bad service.

1  Thank korakots2018
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Be sure not to reach too early as the shops are mostly open only after 9:30am. So, have a good breakfast before you head down. Do take note that this market isn’t open on Sunday. Right across The Courtyard at Marriot, Namdaemun Market is made up of street stalls, shops lining the streets on ground level of old buildings and old shopping malls (selling wholesale clothes, jewelry etc). Just roam and explore, u will find surprises in every corner. Stuff mostly for kids and women, not so much for men. Chanced upon a mall that sell nothing but children clothes. They are meant to be for wholesale and pre-order but they do sell single pieces too. Saw so many of these children clothes selling at Doota Mall (Dongdaemun) at double or triple the price. Be sure not to buy them at Doota. There is also another mall that sells just clothes for adults. It’s hard to give directions as they are like hidden gems amongst the many street stalls. If u happen to be in the mall selling jewelry, don’t be alarm if the stall owners refuse to sell single pieces to you. They are for bulk purchases and pre-order. You are lucky if u found a couple of friendly ones that don’t mind selling the jewelry in pieces to you. The hair clips especially are very pretty.

2  Thank Denise K
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