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Namdaemun Market

Myeongdong / Namdaemun
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Address: Namchang-dong | Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone Number: 09022151006
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

This is the city's largest market. Almost everything is available for...

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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Namdaemum noodle alley is a must try

We love the market as you can find all sorts of things from clothings, shoes, food, accessories, beddings, pots. It is always bustling with energy but the number one must visit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We love the market as you can find all sorts of things from clothings, shoes, food, accessories, beddings, pots. It is always bustling with energy but the number one must visit spot within the market is the noodle alley. Narrow, noisy but oh so delicious hot and cold korean noodle can be found here. The ahjuma or local aunties who... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

went to Namdaemun to take a look as it is near myeongdong. Love the street shopping. alot of cheap goods to buy and take a look. not much of food options though compared to other market available in seoul.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This market is my favorite in Seoul. In this place you can find everything, from clothes to bags, from ceramic to pans, Even Korean souvenirs it is possible to find there. And it's a place that you have to bargain until to find the right price, which is normally cheaper than other markets.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent food, candy, fruit, fresh sea goods, kimchi, and all ingredients required for their tasty food. Recommended for couples and thrifty / adventurer travelers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Getting here: take Line 4 to Hoehyeon station, exit 5 Such a huge market. You can find everything here from clothes, bags, shoes, accessories, souvenirs, ginseng and a lot more. There are a lot of restaurants too you can enjoy with authentic korean food. Highly recommended for food experience and ginseng shopping.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It's easy to get there, it's just near the station. There are shops lining the roads that sells sporting goods especially fishing, skiing stuff, optical shops etc. The market starts from the lanes leading to the main area at the bottom of the road where there are shops and shops selling clothings from children to adults. Didn't shop much as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very crowded area with street hawkers shops. They sale everything there especially clothes and shoes. Prices are cheaper than other places but still not worthy. 3-4 hours are enough.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for cheap shopping this is the right place to go. It's too crowded and big erea .. l went there to see a piece of Seoul city where you can find a traditional products. It was a good experience 👌

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of places to eat, but not much variety. There are a few spots that cater to north Americans but overall this is a great place to bounce around and take in all the excitement (or drinks) Night time is especially exciting with huge flashing lights. Bars don't pick up until around 9. Make sure to walk through the alleys.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a sprawling market that appears to sell everything! Clothes, kitchen utensils, hats, a huge jewelry section, lots of food stalls.... It's a really great place for souvenirs. This is a place where you can spend a lot of time exploring, I wondered around taking in the fabulous atmosphere. I had a particularly good coffee at a little cafe... More 

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Myeongdong / Namdaemun
Arguably Seoul’s most famous neighborhood and undoubtedly one of its most popular, Myeongdong takes shopping and eating to new heights, with hundreds of shops, restaurants, and cafes all stacked on top of one another. The rise in popularity of Korean cosmetics, fashion, and more has made this area a must-see for visitors who come and marvel at Myeongdong’s often frenetic pace and energy. Lotte and Shinsaegae’s massive department stores are also popular draws for both Korean and luxury products. The department stores, just like Myeongdong’s streets, are crowded around the clock. Myeongdong’s many street food carts are also immensely popular for their inexpensive and quirky offerings (French-fry-encrusted corn dogs, anyone?). The neighborhood’s popularity, as well as its close proximity to other popular sights and neighborhoods, makes it one of Seoul’s most popular places to stay.
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