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This is the city's largest market. Almost everything is available for sale including clothing, souvenirs, purses, and food supplies. Many stalls are open into the wee hours of the morning.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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“street food”(115 reviews)
“large market”(18 reviews)
21, Namdaemunsijang 4-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04529, South Korea
Myeongdong / Namdaemun
+82 2-753-2805
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Reviewed today via mobile

Definitely worth a visit! One of the great market's we have seen. Try not to get lost as you stroll endless stalls. Something for everyone here.

Thank Greg F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

actually so many kinds have korean traditional things and also really cool item very get to easy when you coming korea please try there

Thank black88art
Reviewed 4 days ago

Namdaemun Market is an open air market not to far from Myong Dong in Seoul, South Korea. You can find many things from clothes to cookware and everything in between. Put your sneakers on because you will be there all day looking for bargains. The...More

Thank Sang J
Reviewed 4 days ago

been to Namdaemum Market million times and never get tired. Although it is a top tourist place, you can still feel the local culture and get some unique stuff. However, the price there is not the cheapest one, so don't be fooled. in addition, you...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Compared to dongdaemun, namdaemun market feels much more local and authentic. I went in the late morning and both locals and tourists were bustling around doing their daily chores or shopping for souvenirs respectively. Check out the small alleys (stew alley, hairtail fish alley) for...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Alot of shopping for clothes and bags and souvenirs. Highly recommended for people to go visit. Must go.

Thank Mohamed Noh I
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You can easy get lost in the streets of this market. Right next to Myeong-dong. Another place you can shop for a vast myriad of goods!

Thank Roger M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On the last day of my trip, I went to Namdaemun Market to get some souvenirs for some people back in town. I wanted to get some beautiful brooches for my mom and most people know E-Lengdang in Namdaemun market is where you can get...More

Thank athirahaziz
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed literally across the road from this market for 3 months when i was in Seoul which was great in terms of cheap shopping and grocery's and after a few weeks the ajuma's and ahjussi's were very nice always saying hello to me and...More

Thank FayeLG97
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The street food is really good, and priced cheap. You can buy any sort of clothing and gifts you want. Very low prices, but you get what you pay for. Try the food stalls at night.

Thank Wade29
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Myeongdong / Namdaemun
Arguably Seoul’s most famous neighbourhood and
undoubtedly one of its most popular, Myeongdong takes
shopping and eating to new heights, with hundreds of
shops, restaurants, and cafes all stacked on top of
one another. The rise in popularity of Korean
cosmetics, fashion, and more has made this area a
must-see for visitors who come and marvel at
Myeongdong’s often frenetic pace and energy. Lotte and
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August 8, 2018|
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Response from Bernard L | Reviewed this property |
Yes still open, till about 8pm
July 11, 2018|
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Response from Crystalism | Reviewed this property |
Going to the market looking for Halal food in Korea is very difficult as pork is part of their staple diet. I did notice that they have some vegetarian options too so that could be an option, possible to find pure vegetarian... More
Kelli S
June 4, 2018|
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Response from TravelCharger | Reviewed this property |
Seems this is more reflective from one of the websites - Wholesalers operate from midnight to 6:00 a.m., and retailers are open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Although most retailers close their stores on the 1st and 3rd... More