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Namdaemun Market

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Myeongdong / Namdaemun
As featured in 3 Days in Seoul and 8 other guides
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Address: 21, Namdaemunsijang 4-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04529, South Korea
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Phone Number: +82 2-753-2805
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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This is the city's largest market. Almost everything is available for sale...

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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Took the kids here looking for an interesting shopping experience. Could get nearly anything you could want. The vendors that spoke sine English would try to talk to you and we're... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a South Korean special place, you can see and eat a Korean food, dumplings, the best and spicy kimchi.....you can eat all this food here

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful trip in South Korea. We are so lucky have a very good guide to show us around👍we hope we be back soon for shopping and beauty care.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the kids here looking for an interesting shopping experience. Could get nearly anything you could want. The vendors that spoke sine English would try to talk to you and we're friendly, but those that didn't did not hassle you in anyway. Got a few souvenirs here at one of the stalls.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I wonder how many products are actually Korea made being sold there. But its a nice place to experience local market shopping for fashion and accessories. Buy in bulk to get more discount.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is where you can get your souvenirs and local snacks for a much cheaper price compare to Myeongdong and other areas. They also have lot of street foods. Do ask for discount when you are buying more than 2 items and also the prices stated in the products on display might be lesser if you approach the staff. This... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best to experience the Korean culture and a lot of cheap finds for your everyday needs. I suggest to visit this place during daytime.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a big area where you can find bargains in food, shoes and clothings, amongst other things. You could also do a bit of bargaining if you are buying in larger quantities, but do not discount too much or they might just ignore you.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can buy everything here: household items, fashion, utensils, craft items, etc. And the prices are cheaper than Myeondong, including the street food. You need to bargain here. And bring cash. It's very clean & Organised. Well patronised by the locals and yet, there is a tourism booth at the center of the market. The market entrance is at Gate... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Metro stop for market is Hoehyeon. Entering at gate 5, found vendors to right selling pancakes & tempura like offerings. The pancakes would make a good breakfast item since they are pancakes with jam & cinnamon surprises cooked in. The assorted tempura items were good especially the shrimp. Just 86 the head & eat the crunchy rest whole. If up... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to see true local market and the cheapest prices.. go to this place....my wife had a blast... she bought fur coats and jackets while a bought a few camping gears... street fooda are also different but also good in this market...

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Staying in Myeongdong / Namdaemun

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Myeongdong / Namdaemun
Arguably Seoul’s most famous neighbourhood 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 neighbourhood’s popularity, as well as its close proximity to other popular sights and neighbourhoods, makes it one of Seoul’s most popular places to stay.
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