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Namdaemun Market, Seoul
(3.5/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web)
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. Add Namdaemun Market and other attractions to your Seoul trip itinerary using our Seoul travel itinerary planner.
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  • A large market, hardly say that sales of almost all types, from clothes to fresh. Inexpensive in. There are approximately five adjacent markets hurt? Who I'm going to remember all the good passages may be struck. Most of the big markets, eating a lot of sidewalk. There are food and snacks, try to buy eat. There is a gift for buying back to friends. The one place yet hurt?
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  • In Korea, 7th place from the 4th month comes, but come. Along the street, to the right of the new world department store, I walk. There are say namsi pharmacy pharmacy, on the left side. This is a great pharmacy. Across the alley is left the same pharmacy. Enter the alley between this pharmacy, and there are a lot of restaurants. Mark is namsi pharmacy. There are plenty of cheap and delicious. Japan Japanese spoken by shop. In most stores, there is a Japan-language menu. Recommended for lunch. Also Japan, souvenirs are equipped with anything. However, it is just fake brand name goods. Good understand you purchase, but not recommended. Say the market is little tourist shops. Is the price of seaweed, tourism for tourists. Notice is originally a cheap, just is. This market is, is fun. Many in Japan, and multiplied the voice. There is price of cosmetics with confidence, you can buy. Linkback service a lot. Various sundries,? There are clothing shops in the building. Original ones are nice, but again, is a fake brand clothes such as stalls,. Buy the socks, but the combination of cheap and free. Have fun, find shopping.
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  • 很多日常用品,小孩衣服、鞋襪、都是很便宜.不過我是在下午二時到,很多店家還沒有開始,如果想搵心水東西最好還是夜市的時間會比較容易搵到,去首爾一定要去一次行行. 
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  • its very famous place for shopping. and watching korean market. nowadays its changed for foreigner. so i dont want to recommend there but if you like to try different with normal why dont you go some small and local restaurant in namdaemoon "갈치조림" - its one of korean seafood. use cutlass with some source. if you like korean food i think its so happy time.
  • It's somewhat kitschy due to all of the tourists going through, but if you like exploring it's a great place. Unique items can be found in basements here and there, the grey market (I won't say black market because I'm not sure the imports are illegal) has odd foodstuff from different places, the Levi's might be illegal (I'm not sure) but I can't tell the difference if they are, and the flower market is always colorful and aromatic. At night the food stalls are a great place to grab a bite.
  • Lots of things to see. If you are looking for prescription eyeglasses, this is the place. They can get you a pair done in 30min.
  • Crowded, people yelling, souvenirs, knick-knacks, bizarre collection of smells, all in all a great outdoor market in Asia. Great row of camera shops on the outside.
  • I'm not really fond of the market mostly because the shop here mostly sells fake brand stuffs or cheap looking clothes. But the food, ah I sample some and they were fantastic. I don't know their names but there's one stall at the corner of an intersectio that sells delicious fried things. At the end of the street slightly to the left, there is another stall that sells I don't know what but there was a long queue. Must be something good but I didn't have time to join the line. Next time.