The biggest and oldest bazaar in the country, Namdaemun Market offers plenty of shopping and dining options appealing to both locals and visiting travelers. Wandering the bustling streets allows you to explore a market dating back to the early 15th century. Delve deep into the market's various sections to browse hundreds of stands, stalls, and shops offering everything from clothing to traditional utensils. Don't miss stopping by the food market to try classic Korean dishes, including bibimbap (a rice bowl topped with meat and vegetables), homemade noodles, and shellfish soup. Use our Seoul trip site to visit Namdaemun Market on your trip to Seoul, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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Namdaemun Market Reviews
I could spend days browsing through Seoul's famous Namdaemun Market, because they have everything, and it's Korean style. All from souvenirs, through food, snacks and beverages to wholesale. And all..... more »
My husband, son and I visited Seoul, South Korea for the very first time the end of January. Our Hotel, the Tmark Grand Hotel, was within walking distance of the Namdaemun Market and we visited it... more »
This is historical market. Still very energetic.You can buy kids outfit or accessory under 10dollar. Maybe under 5dollar. And there is domestic flower market in the building. Not that big. But its fresh and cheap. They take only cash. Enjoy seoul
The largest traditional style market in Korea. There can be interesting shops to explore and buy from, but the restaurants in particular are great if you like fish or meat. There is also a great dumpling shop as well.
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