Namdaemun Market in Seoul
The beauty of having a local Korean friend in Seoul is he/she will bring you to the hidden gems in the city. One of the must visit places in Seoul is Namdaemun Market. The market is located near the center of the city and it is the biggest traditional market in Korea. If you are looking for local markets to venture, this is the place you should bookmark or in your “to-do” list.
What to do in Namdaemun Market?
How about shop till you drop? The market reminds me a lot of Petaling Street (Chinatown of Kuala Lumpur) and night markets of Bangkok Thailand. You can get variety of clothings (children, men and women), apparels, kitchenware, food and local and imported products. The food products here are worth to buy and according to my friend, many Koreans will travel here from all over the country to shop. Thus, the prices are very competitive and affordable.
Looking for some local Korean food product? This is the place to visit!
This is definitely one of the cheapest places to shop in Seoul. You can bargain the prices with them for a bit and most of the sellers here are friendly. There are many stalls selling branded replicas and also great affordable local products. You definitely find many great deals here either for shopping or food. The opening hour of stalls and shops differ but visiting the market during the evening was enjoyable especially the cooling Autumn weather. This is definitely the place to go in Seoul for bargain hunters.
How to go to Namdaemun Market?
The easiest is via Seoul Subway Line 4, Hoehyeon Station at Exit 5. Ask around as the market is within walking distance.
Namdaemun Market GPS: 37.559166, 126.977658