We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Share
Book In Advance
1,797
All photos (1,797)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
What Makes It Special
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
As featured in 3 Days in Seoul
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good47%
  • Average22%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“street food”(123 reviews)
“large market”(18 reviews)
Contact
21, Namdaemunsijang 4-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04529, South Korea
Myeongdong / Namdaemun
Website
+82 2-753-2805
Call
Ways to Experience Namdaemun Market
from US$54.44
More Info
from US$84.00
More Info
from US$28.00
More Info
from US$90.00
More Info
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 12, 2014

this is the best and cheapest place to buy souvenir. lots of kinds are sold in here, such us Korean cutlery, magnets, key chain, mother of pearls, bookmarks, etc.. the price is the lowest compare to other places and you can't bargain because most the...More

22  Thank OrangeChoco7987
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed January 26, 2012

I do believe that I have been cheated. I thought food of this kind of street stall in tent (it's not a restaurant!) was very cheap and so didn't bother to ascertain the price before ordering. I alone had ordered 3 dishes totally: (1) four...More

25  Thank MissHK2009
Reviews (2,520)
Filter reviews
1,181 results
Traveller rating
378
512
212
57
22
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
378
512
212
57
22
Show reviews that mention
All reviews street food hoehyeon station large market t shirts great market outdoor market dumplings cheap shopping place to buy souvenirs local food stalls selling cheaper price for sale night market pancakes street vendors walk around
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,181 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

Everything you could possibly need is available in this incredible market. From army clothing to jewellery, fish to bedding. Get a map from one of the friendly guides and just follow your nose and experience the authentic Korean market. Granted there’s a lot of tat...More

Thank Owain L
Reviewed 2 days ago

I stayed near this traditional market during a recent visit to Seoul and visited three times. Huge, the place has eight numbered gates; more than 10,000 stores in buildings and stalls; merchandise ranging from flowers to military equipment; and food carts. It seems to be...More

1  Thank Rumples
Reviewed 4 days ago

Whatever, wherever, whichever people says about buying souvenir from Korea, for me, this is THE PLACE. Without a single iota of doubt, this is the place to be to look for Korean souvenirs ranging from fridge magnets, unique Korean Cutleries, and so on. But the...More

1  Thank TShahrizam
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Are you hungry? There's a variety of things to eat! Do you prefer to shop? Don't worry, Namdaemun's got you covered! Do you just want to see new and exciting things? Well, what are you waiting for - go to Namdaemun! Even if you don't...More

1  Thank wanderingtravlr
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This review will focus on Kalguksu Alley or “noodle alley” that is inside the Namdaemun Market. It is difficult to find. I had a local Korean friend with me and we had to ask about 4 people. It was kind of fun to find because...More

8  Thank 179stevent
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This market is packed with many locals and tourists. There is an assortment of food and drink (both restaurants and street food), fresh produce, garments and clothes and many others. There is a portion with many stores selling all sorts of cheap accessories and raw...More

Thank SummerDaysPh
Reviewed 6 days ago

we went there on our last day and regreted, wish we had more time going around the maze of shops, and locals do their shopping here too, prices are about 5% cheaper compare to Myeongdong or underground mall. good for nice bags and some local...More

Thank gevinchoo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are many kinds of food . There is a shop selling hot steaming buns ! Their original ones taste fantastic, prefer the original to kimchi one! First time trying out the pig's leg there.... not bad but tasted better ones. A place to buy...More

Thank 380sima
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a nice local market, perfect for shopping souvenirs to take home :) Try the dumplings and the ginger tea, those are so good!

Thank Nikoletta P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge market with various things. All the stores are in their own building. They sell hair accessories, jewellery, kids clothing, ladies clothing and many more. Took the metro and stop at seoul station, walked the seoullo walkaway towards Namdaemun market

Thank AzureenA7
View more reviews
Nearby
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
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 605 nearby hotels
Courtyard by Marriott Seoul Namdaemun
717 reviews
.11 km away
Fraser Place Namdaemun Seoul
861 reviews
.15 km away
Hotel Gracery Seoul
21 reviews
.17 km away
Hotel Cozy Myoungdong
109 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 124,286 nearby restaurants
Namdaemun Luxious Goods Samgyetang
.01 km away
Cafe Sound
.02 km away
King Hill King Dumplings
3 reviews
.02 km away
Busan Pork Rice Soup
1 review
.02 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,868 nearby attractions
Deoksugung
968 reviews
.61 km away
Shinsegae Dept. Store Main
294 reviews
.33 km away
Sungnyemun Gate
287 reviews
.18 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
ATTYJOANQ
August 8, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from bernardlimsh | Reviewed this property |
Yes still open, till about 8pm
0
Votes
FaridahA89
July 11, 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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
1
Vote
Kelli S
June 4, 2018|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
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
2
Votes