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Namdaemun Market, Seoul

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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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  • A cool market that sells mainly clothing and food. It’s the oldest and largest market and popular with tourists as well as locals. The variation and the number of different products on sale always... 
    A cool market that sells mainly clothing and food. It’s the oldest and largest market and popular with tourists as well as locals. The variation and the number of different products on sale always...  more »
  • I visited twice this market, it has blocks and blocks of all types of merchandise. The prices were so much better than in the malls in Seoul. I found all the items I wanted at much lower price here.....  more
    I visited twice this market, it has blocks and blocks of all types of merchandise. The prices were so much better than in the malls in Seoul. I found all the items I wanted at much lower price here.....  more »
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  • One of the oldest shopping markets in South Korea. We visited this place in November. It is one of best place to walk, shop and eat on the brick streets. There are number of vendors selling different kinds of souvenirs, clothes, toys, fidgets and food. We went there on Sunday and it was not that crowded. Once of the drawback that we noticed that there were no trash cans around the public area, we had to look for one to throw away trash. We noticed this at several different places. Besides that Seoul is also a must see city of South Korea.
  • No trash cans. Food vendors are nice, they also have tourist guides to answer any questions. You can find anything you are looking for to buy as a gift it’s all sh*t we don’t need thou. The food thou is great and you can try so many different snacks here, carry small bills - in case you have trouble ordering just give the right amount and point. Other than the food - not really a place I would recommend to visit. I don’t get what people do with their trash, I’m so curious. If you are here try out momocoffee!

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