Namdaemun Market
Categories: Shopping

Neighborhood: Myeongdong/Namademun

49 Namchang-dong


South Korea

Local Language Address: 서울시 중구 남창동 49

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Namdaemun Market is a shopper’s delight conveniently located near downtown Seoul. The market covers more than 10 acres of more than ten thousand food stalls, restaurants, street vendor and loads of retail and wholesale shops. The market was established way back in 1964 so the roads are not accessible by car and most businesses transport their merchandise by using carts and bikes. The Deoksu Palace, Seoul Station and Seoul City Hall are a stone throw away from the market and would only take 10 minutes of walking to get to. Namdaemun Market is where you can find all local and imported items known to mankind – anything and everything under the sun. Most foreigners come here to buy items that they miss from their homeland; like their usual brand of canned food and deodorants. The main street called Namdaemun-no has an extensive underground arcade with little stores selling fashion accessories, shoes and clothes. Wholesale shops at the market are open from midnight until six in the morning. Retail shops are open in the day time from 7 AM until 5 PM. Alleyways are filled with street vendors. Most shop attendants and stall owners know how to speak some English and Japanese but a translator may be needed to get better bargains. Majority of sellers accept payment in different currencies and some shops offer to change currencies but take caution in doing so.

TYPE: Shopping Districts, Shopping Centers

Price Range: Not Sure

Attire: Not Sure

Takes Reservations: Not Sure

Parking: Street

Takeout: Not Sure

Delivers: Not Sure

Accept Credit Cards: Not Sure

Good For Groups: Not Sure

Good For Kids: Not Sure

Waiter Service: Not Sure

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