[WORDKINGS] Top 100 famous markets in the world – P56 - Namdaemun market (South Korea): The oldest traditional wholesale market in South Korea


(WorldKings.org) As the oldest and biggest market in South Korea, Namdaemun Market dates all the way back to the year 1414. Today, the market remains one of Seoul’s most popular attractions with visitors and tourists alike.



The Namdaemun Market is situated near The Great South Gate, which was an entrance to Seoul’s old city. As a major Korean market, Namdaemun is filled with a myriad of vendors and merchandise of all types.

Although most of the marketplace is located outdoors, there are also many shops that line the streets near the market that are also popular with shoppers. 



Of all Korean markets, Namdaemun Market is probably the most famous and is known worldwide.

As Seoul’s largest market, Namdaemun brims with vendors and shoppers. It’s a great place to find souvenirs on your visit to South Korea as well as delectable street food and merchandise of all sorts.




One of the most notable features of the market is that Namdaemun Market never closes. The market is open 24/7 and is conveniently arranged by category. You’ll find streets devoted to children’s clothing, adult clothing, accessories, electronics, household items, and more.



As a hub for Seoul life, Namdaemun Market is also a great place to witness the city’s traditional side. If you take a break from the shopping, you might want to grab some tea and a snack to enjoy watching street performers or to watch the vendors haggle over their wares with customers.



One of the reasons why South Koreans love Namdaemun Market so much is because it has just about everything under the sun for sale.



 Shoppers can find traditional Korean costumes, cheap and high-end cosmetics, jewelry, footwear, cell phones, Asian medicines, spices, televisions, artwork, vases, pottery, draperies, carpets, teapots, basketry, lamps, books, glassware, cameras, video games, umbrellas, jeans, t-shirts, rice cookers, luggage, jackets, toys, craft supplies, daily living essentials, and more.


According to agoda.com


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