Namdaemun MarketCurrently Open [Closes at 10:00 pm]
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.
- Market is always open.
- Different sections of the market have different opening hours.
- Subway to Hoehyeon Station, Line 4.
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56.91% 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
Anything and everything is sold here. Visited on vacation and this is a great place to buy souvenirs or every day items. Also the food smells are incredible! Walking around on a winter morning to the smell of pancakes and roasted chestnuts! A must see when visiting Seoul!.
Good place for a walk even in 40 degree temps. Many locals shopping, mostly soft goods, numerous sunglasses and glasses frames. Flea market atmosphere and many coffee shops and local foods which I didn't try. Found it interesting, no need to see again.
Absolutely amazing! If you have never been to an outside market, you must go while you are in Seoul. We spent half the day and only saw a small fraction of what was there. Bring cash, or get some at the ATM in the subway. You can get along with English just fine, and don't be afraid to haggle!
Actually a typical local market that people here to look for bargain. Sometime you may not get a good bargain either as you must know how to bargain. Lots of clothing, shoes, food and food stuff. Nothing special but is enjoyable to walk around and enjoy the atmosphere. One of the stall that selling the hot steam bun is really good.. Long queue and prepare to wait for your food.
Such a lively and vibrant market. It’s not great for finding food but it’s perfect for anything else. You can find clothing, souvenirs, packaged food, and other local items. When I went it was off season so it wasn’t very crowded but it was still very busy. I’ve heard, though, that in the high season it is VERY crowded.