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Namdaemun Market

Address: Namchang-dong | Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Ranked #45 of 577 things to do in Seoul
Type: Flea & street markets, Shopping & Fashion
Fee: No
Owner description: This is the city's largest market. Almost everything is available...
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Type: Flea & street markets, Shopping & Fashion
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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Newcastle
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39 attraction reviews
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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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Bangkok, Thailand
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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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Seoul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Namdeamun is a place you will find random treasures, but the main reason we go there is for the armloads of cheap, but beautiful flowers you can get. A little tricky to find, but worth the effort... it is on the third floor of one of the central buildings in Namdeamun. On other floors you will find potted plants and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A huge area of shops and eateries. There are many street access into this market and the nearest subway station is Hoehyeon Station, exits 5, 6 and 7. Kalguksu Alley is at Gate 6 of the market and can be reached via exit 5 of Hoehyeon Station. Do note that souvenirs may not be as cheap as other places.

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Great market for an afternoon stroll. You can buy most anything your heart desires here from knock-off goods to Korean cookware and unique souvenirs. The side alleys are great places to eat local food and most menus are in English. The street food is fantastic and I recommend going in the evening if you want to see more unique foods... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Just like any other market, but i noticed their cleanliness for the street food. Try to walking around and found some interesting store. I stopped once to the souvenir shop and i was very surprised because the seller able to speak Bahasa, such "Tunggu sebentar" and "Terima kasih".

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Spent a few hours wandering around here during our visit. Lots of stalls to browse through. Don't forget to wander down the narrower alleys and check out sometimes the stores downs stairs. If you get tired you can always stop and have tea, coffee or try out the food on offer before wandering off again. Much is what you will... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I went there today and I found it to be a sheer waste of my time. It had low grade goods and the place had a grubby feel about it. Moreover they do not have sizes for Westerners. I also had a meal at a traditional Korean restaurant down a side alley which is part of the market and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

One of the first Asian Markets I've seen and it was quite an experience. I didn't buy many things but was able to get some very interesting and unique photos. If you're looking around you can find some pretty nice bargains and haggle some prices down with the locals. The street food was very nice as well.

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