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Namdaemun Market, Seoul

3.7
The biggest and oldest bazaar in the country, Namdaemun Market offers plenty of shopping and dining options appealing to both locals and visiting travelers. Wandering the bustling streets allows you to explore a market dating back to the early 15th century. Delve deep into the market's various sections to browse hundreds of stands, stalls, and shops offering everything from clothing to traditional utensils. Don't miss stopping by the food market to try classic Korean dishes, including bibimbap (a rice bowl topped with meat and vegetables), homemade noodles, and shellfish soup. Use our Seoul trip site to visit Namdaemun Market on your trip to Seoul, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Dear colleague travelers, here I leave you a review for the one and only market worthy of a visit in Seoul: The Namdaemun Market. Filled with excitement, strange and curious things, lots of...  more »
  • Must visit. Nice and busy market. Get yourself a signature stamp, facial masks, sock (and more socks) and stuff. Good food on the go as well plus a beer to keep your sanity. Sops inside and outside...  more »
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  • Great place to get "lost" in. It a traditional market, reminded me a bit of the markets in Thailand, with all the stalls and stores. Lots of vendors, stores and stalls. There is street food, so you can eat and shop at the same time. I loved my time exploring the market. People are friendly and welcoming.
  • Great local shopping district. If you're visiting Korea for the first time, you should visit here. A little crowded with travellers, but you'll enjoy the atmosphere. And, do not buy something without seeing other options. There will be always cheaper and better options if you travel deeper into the heart of the market.
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