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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. Use our Seoul trip site to visit Namdaemun Market on your trip to Seoul, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This is the oldest and largest traditional market in Korea. It is spread out over many blocks with about 10,000 vendors. Nowhere else in Korea can you find such an array of items. It was an interestin...  more »
  • Tee mark on the ground side start, and to satiety in a set from the morning (cheap, volume dangerous) after that, I saw clothes, shoes in a shop, a road shop, bought it, and it was a department store. I have a favorite, but I think it is the South Gate which is essential for Korea trip.
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  • One of the oldest traditional market in Seoul near Seoul Station. Kinda huge with several alleys so you must allot ample time and money if you're thinking of shopping especially since you can find a lot of things to purchase in this market. More frequented by locals rather than tourists which makes it more interesting. Also, the feel is very different during the day and during the night.
  • It is simply one of the most famous places in Seoul. One of the oldest (if not the oldest) Korean traditional markets, it has everything except a cat's horn as they say. Delightful place to visit for a good bite or a good bargain
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