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Namdaemun Market, Seoul

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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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  • We came to the NTU night market to buy children's clothing. Children's clothing is really cheap (but it would be expensive to consider the cost of transportation) children's clothing business in a building old commercial floor, there is the cold, buy the environment can calculate, but very crowded. It would be inconvenient to have a car with a child.
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  • Bought some skincare products and loads of souvenirs from here. The price are relatively cheaper on some skincare products compared to Myeongdong but some are almost similar. So if you want to shop he...  more »
  • I bought lots and lots of kpop merch, from Blackpink to Got7 to Twice, everything is available here. But, my main issue was that they closed way too early. I went by 8 pm and almost every store was cl...  more »
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  • A great outdoor shopping area. Lots of good food and clothes. There are a few cheap socks too. There are a few tourist information people in the area as well.
  • Good, centralized spot for kids clothes shopping. The very first mall got nice quality stuff but the price are not that cheap. The other malls are a lot cheaper but quality and style are not as good. Recommend to go only if you are in a tight schedule and doesn't need the best bargain.
  • The market where you can buy traditional and locally made items. There are a lot of shops to choose from. There are also a lot of stalls selling street food so you can go on a food trip.
  • I love trying out the different food stalls in this market. It's a fun, bustling place with a variety of food and shops. Place for tourists and locals alike. Perfect for a fun day out.
  • Never a dull visit here, plenty of stuff to spend an entire day digging through piles of treasures and junk (depending on your perspective). Plenty of counterfeit stuff mixed in with the true to make the shopping game interesting!! Put on your bargaining "A" game, buy some street food, and have a ball walking in circles along endless rows of loot.... Thousands times more fun than spending the day at the snobbish stores in the Gagnam district, and rub elbows with the real Seoul community.

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