Namdaemun MarketCurrently Closed
- Address: 49-1 Namchang-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
- Timings: 01:00 pm - 10:00 pm Details
- Phone: +82-27532805
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Food And Drinks, Restaurant, Leisure, Mall, Market, Street Market, Shopping Center, Family And Kids
Namdaemun Market - Review
This is another one of the traditional markets that are a part of the national heritage of Seoul. Namdaemun market has been present since 1414 and was established by King Taejong.
This marketplace has maintained some air of its imperial past as can be witnessed by the traditional setting which can present such an old-world feel that foreign visitors will certainly feel as though they have been transported to 15th century Korea.
The market cannot be accessed by means of a car and hence it is required to take either public conveyance to the nearest stops or to avail a motorcycle.
One of the most visited and beautiful corners in Seoul, Namdaemun bustles with travellers. Expect this market to be always crowded. Hence, it is advisable to buy tickets for Namdaemun tours with us to gain an insider’s perspective. Namdaemun tickets are easily available provided you book in advance. Tickets for Namdaemun are always in demand and hence we offer you an easy route by offering you Namdaemun ticket prices for tours at discounted rates.
Namdaemun Market Hours
- Market is always open.
- Different sections of the market have different opening hours.
How To reach Namdaemun Market by Public Transport
- Subway to Hoehyeon Station, Line 4.
Restaurants Near Namdaemun Market
- Vatos Urban Tacos – Mexican
- Tosokchon – Asian
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Things to Know Before Visiting Namdaemun Market
57.58% of people who visit Seoul include Namdaemun Market in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
55.29% of people start their Namdaemun Market visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Namdaemun Market
85.71% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Namdaemun Market
Namdaemun Market Trips
Namdaemun Market, Seoul Reviews
Some of the best street food in Korea. The underground shopping centers are great with unique stalls. I wouldn't come here for clothes if you're under the age of 55 but still very cool authentic traditional Korean open market experience. I got some amazing dehydrated beat chips which kept me full the entire day.
Namdaemun market - Lots of options on dresses, food, accessories and cosmetics. Korean special ginseng are Also popularly available here. Variety of prices for the products. Easy access from the subway. After the purchase had a very nice Korean snack. Too Crowded, there is dedicated tourist guide available on the center of the market....
Old style/traditional Korea street market consist mostly of hawkers, small shops and pop-up stalls selling low to mid-tiered items. The place is packed during weekend due to influx of tourists. Side streets have a bunch of local restaurants for the uninitiated wanting to try out authentic/local Korean food. Beyond street level, there are a number of mid-size department stores and underground shopping center packed with shops.
I've been living in the area just for 45 days and it's crazy beautiful. Some people may find it messy and noisy but it was amazing to me as it helped me not to feel lonely in the huge Seoul. It's opened until late and from early morning you can go and find fresh fruit. The basement is full of nuts, dresses, spices and music shops, people are welcoming and easy to talk to even if you're not fluent in Korean. Plus, there is a lady selling veggies and fruit right after exit4 of the tube who has some of the best Asian Pears in town.
This was a fun place to walk through. Lots of clothes and shoes and cookies and ginseng tea. While most stalls have the same thing as all the others, there are some real treasures here and there. We found some great second hand clothes for our kids.