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Namdaemun Market, Seoul

Categories: Shopping, Flea Markets
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3.5/5 based on 1,400+ 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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  • I like it too much where you see a real Korean culture, food, shops and lifestyle. In Mamdaemun Market you are going to touch the Korean lifestyle. Dont miss it. 
  • Many stalls with food, clothing and shoes. Many offer of restaurants and shops in cosy narrow and whole streets.
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  • Went there, saw lots of clothes, no place to eat. The place is small and crowded. If you like markets you might like it. 
  • Good place to mingle with the locals and also see the local doing their shopping. The things are reasonably price Ok. Surprisingly there is wifi in this area.
  • It's par, not as nice compared to Dongdaemun market because there really isn't much here except small traditional stalls. I would suggest not wasting your time and instead venturing off to Dongdaemun market and Dongdaemun design plaza.
  • Amazing experience - there are hidden shops and items everywhere. It can be really crowded, so please be prepared. There is a narrow alley near gate 6, called kal-gaksu alley - where there are vendors serving kal-gaksu and bimbimbap. Quite tasty and cheap! The experience is not for the faint hearted though, because you will be sitting with strangers shoulder to shoulder.
  • Namdaemun Market offers a wide variety of goods. From street foods to clothing to bed sheets and housewares, litteraly everything you can imagine. Not to mention that most of the things they sell here are cheaper compared to other places. They also sell souvenir shirts for as low as ₩ 10000 per 3 pcs.
  • Crazy traditional market with way too many shops. If your other half likes shopping avoid or prepare for a long day :P Worth a quick look tho.
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