Namdaemun Market

Namdaemun Market information

Seoul , South Korea
21 Namdaemun-sijang 4-gil, Jung-gu
Getting there
Subway: Line 4 to Hoehyeon, Exit 5
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You could spend all day in this swarming night-and-day market and not see it at all. The largest market in Korea, each section has hundreds of stalls, from clothing to handicrafts and accessories. Its market food, though, is the biggest highlight with dozens of stalls selling sujebi (dough and shellfish soup), homemade kalguksu noodles and bibimbap (mixed rice, meat and vegetables). Restaurant Alley has a huge range of Korean food – all with plastic replicas outside to make choosing easy.

One of the best places in Seoul for Korean souvenirs is the wholesale handicrafts market in the upper floors of Building C and D , with good discounts on the same items you'll find in Insa-dong. Also here are traditional Korean cookware and utensils, perfect for those dinner parties back home.

Different sections of the market have different opening hours – wholesalers are open all night and many shops open on Sunday.