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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Namdaemun Market Reviews
滞在したホテルから近かったため散歩がてら何度か訪問しました。 個人的には欲しい物はまるでありませんでしたが韓国の市場の雰囲気を味わうのにいい場所です。 more »Close to the hotel for walking Temple several times visited. This is a good place to taste the atmosphere of the market of Korea was not personally thing like that.
明洞から歩いても近いので、 雑貨とか韓国テイストのお土産が 沢山揃ってるので、立寄ると良いですね。 元気な市場ですね。 more »I know a lot of souvenir goods or Korea taste close to walk of Myeong-dong, so stop by and good. It is a healthy market.
I've been living in the area just for 45 days and it's crazy beautiful. Some people may find it messy and noisy but it was amazing to me as it helped me not to feel lonely in the huge Seoul. It's opened until late and from early morning you can go and find fresh fruit. The basement is full of nuts, dresses, spices and music shops, people are welcoming and easy to talk to even if you're not fluent in Korean. Plus, there is a lady selling veggies and fruit right after exit4 of the tube who has some of the best Asian Pears in town.
Expect to squeeze your way through people. It is very easy to get lost here so if you are not coming alone, always know where your partner(s) is. Also, don't wander too far without knowing the place because lots of shops look similar and you will get lost. Occasionally you might find a wall with a map printed on it, but I wouldn't rely on those. Be careful. Other than too many people and getting lost, there is a lot of good street food. This can be a good place to shop because they have almost everything.
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