Namdaemun Market; Everything You Need To Know

Namdaemun Market; Everything You Need To Know
Namdaemun Market; Everything You Need To Know

Namdaenum Market is the largest and the most popular traditional market in Seoul, South Korea.

Established back in the 15th century, the Namdaenun market is a historic and unique setting to explore and a perfect spot for shopaholics.

Namdaemun Market

Things To Know About Namdaemun Market

Products & Prices

Aside from the Market covering 16 acres of land making it one of the biggest trading centers in Korea, one of the factors that contributed to its fame is the wide range of goods it offers.

It provides products of all kinds from, food, handicrafts, accessories, flowers, toys, appliances, and more.

The market is filled with thousands of wholesale shops, retail shops, stalls, and street vendors.

It is currently the largest wholesale market in Korea.

Moreover, most of the products at  Namdaemun market are produced within. This allows customers to buy directly from manufacturers hence making prices very affordable. However, feel free to haggle prices if you think they are a  little high.


Note that, you don’t have to panic about the quality of products. As they are not compromised in any way because they are produced within. Instead, expect top-quality items from this iconic trading center.

The market is open to tourists and customers at every hour of the day, aside from a few retailers who do not work on Sundays, the market is buzzing day and night.

Korean Delicacies

If you are a lover of Korean meals, then Namdaemun Market is the place to be when on vacation in Korea. It is a home for all kinds of Korean foods.

There are meals like Kalguksu,  Dakkochi, Bungeo-ppang, mandu, japchae hotteok, dumplings, noodles, pancakes, and many more to enjoy.


Namdaemun Market Location

Namdaemun Market is located between City Hall and Seoul Station north of Hoehyeon Station.

It is interesting to note that Namdaemun Market’s gate which is known as the First National Treasure of Korea was destroyed by the fire in 2008 but was restored to its original state in 2014.

There is no better place to get Halloween customs, stereotypical Korean items, and foods than Namdaemun Market.


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