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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. Add Namdaemun Market and other attractions to your Seoul trip itinerary using our Seoul travel itinerary planner.
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  • Yesterday we visited Namdaemun Market. Filled with 10,000 stalls and stores with a footfall of 0.4 million visitors a day, this is a 24 hour, 365 day hub-bub of frenetic activity. Reputed as the large...  more »
  • Be prepared for an assault to the senses. Frantic market. Packed, noisy, surprising. A must see if in Seoul.  more »
  • I went here alone to buy some souvenirs. Lots of bargains everywhere and its quite cheap too! It's the largest market in Korea I also got lost strolling around. Haha  more »
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  • Same things are being sold over and over, but it's got tons of local street food, tourists and locals, and vendors galore. I love getting up close with the people like in these markets. It's less high end than Myeong Dong, which is just around the corner. Think crafts, t-shirts and trinkets rather than beauty products, sunglasses and designer clothes.
  • Lots of bargains everywhere. Make sure to haggle for even better bargains. There are all kinds of merchandise. Lots of american snacks and goods. Cheaper than other places. Lots of great snack stands. If there is a long line at a food stand fall in it will be worth the wait.
  • You can find many relatively cheap things here. Bargaining is permitted. There are too many people here. There are also shops located at the basement. Varieties of local food are available. This is not a high-end place.
  • I wish I could stay longer in Seoul and explore Namdaemun market much more extensive, I honestly think you need at least 2 days to truly explore every nook and cranny of this amazing vibrant place. The sights and sounds and smell is awesome. There are lots of bargains to be had and the vendors are really nice.
  • For both natives and tourists. Lots of shopping material and food options. Get a map online if first time... Easy to get lost