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.
Tours to Namdaemun Market
Korean Palace and Market Tour in Seoul Including Insadong and Gyeongbokgung Palace BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $82
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Namdaemun Market Reviews
It is a large market and had everything one might want to purchase and some that you would not want to buy. It had some atmosphere but it was still just a market. The streets serving food had more cha... more »
Everything you could want from Korea is available-at this market. Hundreds of outside vendors selling food, clothes, trinkets and so much more. If you are in Seoul you must go to this market. more »
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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