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Namdaemun Market

Namchang-dong | Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Ranked #12 of 312 Shopping in Seoul
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
Fee: No
Owner description: This is the city's largest market. Almost everything is available...
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
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Singapore, Singapore
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

You could take a slow leisure walk from Myeondeong to Namdaemun market. The entrance welcome you with little snacks like dried cuttlefish, nuts. It is a open air big bazaar selling Korean pots, pans, cutlery to hang bags, tshirts. There is a row o stewed infamous pork knuckles awaiting you in the center. It can be eaten with rice or... More 

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Netherlands
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

heaven for all Korean food... you name it. I always go where the locals are.. and the price is cheaper than in the restaurants.. plus we casn mingle with all the locals there.. GOOD place!

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Lots of shops selling clothes. We were attracted to the shop selling blankets as we really liked the one at our hostel and found a similar one. The material of the blanket is very soft and warm. The vendors expect you to bargain, so shop around and ask for a better price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Perfect place to look for souvenirs but please compare prices before you buy. There's lot of things for sale from jewelleries, korean brooches, t-shirts, embroideries, bags etc. Spare extra kwon for this visit :-) P/s : look for korean's royalty sweet "Tarae". The guy who sells it is famous. Featured on US tv show.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This market culminates it all in a sprawling mass of streets, indoor, outdoor and underground. Housing both quality goods and tourist souvenirs, the street food was exceptional and the famous honey strings sweets found in the centre of the market did not disappoint. I walked away with scarves, porcelain, chopsticks, clothes, fans, souvenir toot and jewellery. Those who frequently travel... More 

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Hagatna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Lots of foods, lots of shopping, lots of stuff to do. You can get all your souvenirs here. It's a great place to shop. You can bargain here, you'll get a better deal.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Namendam Market is wonderful. Lots of stores and restaurants with plenty of space to walk around. Stop at the information booth to get a map.

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

500 years of shopping history. There is simply to much going on you cannot take it all in in one day... But do try. Love this market!!

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Brossard, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Lots of people koreans or not go shopping or eating in this famous market. Tourist information explains it exist a long time ago as a trading place for momgols russians and koreans. Lots of clothing and evrything else are sold in shops or in the middle of the street stalls. Many kinds of korean food can be tasted in special... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A must see experience for the first time Korea visitors. I bought a honey - nut candy and the way they make it s amazing.

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