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Address: Namchang-dong | Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: 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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Fun way to shop

Easy to spend hours here walking around, eating street food and shopping. Streets are by type of item like children's clothes, purses, shoes. Great people watching too. Be sure... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Easy to spend hours here walking around, eating street food and shopping. Streets are by type of item like children's clothes, purses, shoes. Great people watching too. Be sure to bargain on price, but keep it in perspective. Remember one dollar (of any currency ) may not be a lot for you but may be a lot for the vendor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Totally a must go for all kinds of shopping. I don't know when it closes though because I got there at 4ish and some of the shops where closing so look that up ahead of time. Good place for souvenirs or any other trinket. Try your hand at haggling for a better price.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I went with my wife - she loved all the things that you could buy. It is something for the ladies, not so much the men, however it is nice to walk around (not for 4 hours though...). Most of it is the same stuff and to a male it all looks the same :P There is a tourist information... More 

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Indaiatuba, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

It's a very nice experience walking around the Namdaemun Market. You'll not get great cloths or anything like that, but you'll get gifts and other cheap stuff even cheapper. What is nice is to see the way coreans do their comerce. Very peculiar.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Did not find this market anything special, a lot of stalls selling the same stuff. Did no have much of an atmosphere either. So see it if you must.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Most of the women who sell jewelries at Lengdang market (is that how it's spelled?) are extremely rude.They gave me and my sister dirty, angry looks when we asked how much they cost and answered in a rude way. Perhaps it's because we are from Malaysia, a third world country, so we disgust them. :( Also, a lot of jewelries... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We were staying in a hotel which was not far away from Namdaemum Market and therefore we got there on foot. Namdaemum Market is a good place to enjoy Korean cuisine as there are a number of restaurants which sell traditional Korean food. Don't worry about language barriers as some of them have both English and Chinese menus. Some restaurants... More 

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Newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I love Namdaemun Market! It's an amazing mix of culture, food and shopping. I was in Seoul last September, and I went to Namdaemun Market almost every day, as it was a short walk from my hotel. The food and shopping choices are almost endless, and you can still bargain a little with some of the vendors. I particularly enjoyed... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Traditional market, not far from Myeongdong. You can find many kinds of things, eg. cloths, souvenirs, accessories, luggage, food, dessert, etc. Should look around many shops and compare the price before buying. Don't forget to bargain to get lower price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Market located at Hoehyeon station; These are an open air local market where sell copied item/ clothes/shoes/bags plus raw fabric and local food vendor sell such as variety fruit smoothie juice blended cup seafood kiosk restaurant and other meat grilled or fried stick. Fun time to wndered around here.

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