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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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  • If you want to experience shopping at a traditional market in Seoul, this is a good one to see. It’s smaller and more manageable than nearby Dongdaemun market. I enjoyed walking through and getting... 
    If you want to experience shopping at a traditional market in Seoul, this is a good one to see. It’s smaller and more manageable than nearby Dongdaemun market. I enjoyed walking through and getting...  more »
  • I am not one for markets. I came as it is apparently one of the largest and that it certainly was! We got lost. Local junk. There was nothing good apart from the odd boutique jewellery store... 
    I am not one for markets. I came as it is apparently one of the largest and that it certainly was! We got lost. Local junk. There was nothing good apart from the odd boutique jewellery store...  more »
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  • I brought my oldest sister to celebrate Parents' day to NamDaeMoon marketplace. There I also treated her some of grilled fishes at a Korean restaurant in the alley. We really enjoy the table. After filling out stomach we walked along the sweet vendors. We bought some goods and house stuffs. Its location was so easy access from the subway station near...
  • This market is a must do in Seoul. I went on a Saturday and the market was packed. Dozens and dozens of vendors sold food, clothes, electronics, and so much more. I went to visit the used camera market portion. I was very happy with the reduced costs vs amazon with the same or better quality.

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