Namdaemun Market is Korea¡¯s largest market, and is surrounded
by Myeong-dong and Namsan. The Namdaemun district has
been a major business area for merchants since the Joseon
Dynasty, dating back 600 years as a commercial district.
You can purchase items ranging from everyday necessities
(clothes, kitchenware, food, electronics, accessories,
etc.) to items such as cameras and eyeglasses. Namdaemun
Market also offers Korean food products such as kimchi,
kim (seafood dried lavers) and other souvenirs, and also
numerous imported items from all parts of the world.
Furthermore, the distributive structure at Namdaemun Market
is pretty straightforward from manufacturers to retailers
or individual shoppers, offering bargain prices you cannot
find anywhere else. Namdaemun Market¡¯s energy, felt among
the small crowded streets with merchants shouting out
¡°cheap! Very cheap,¡± will most definitely be impressive.
The atmosphere at Namdaemun Market is very different from
Myeong-dong, so try and stop by the market while you are
at Myeong-dong since the two districts are located side
Tourist Information Center
The Namdaemun Tourist Information Center provides plenty
of materials like brochures and maps on Namdaemun, not
to mention the well-trained staff are fluent in English,
Japanese and Chinese. TICs in Namdaemun should prove
to be helpful when you get lost in mazy Namdaemun Market,
or when trying to find a shop for a specific item.
Tel : Namdaemun TIC 1: +82-2-752-5728 (Kor/Eng/Jap/Chn)
Namdaemun TIC 2: +82-2-752-1913 (Kor/Eng/Jap/Chn)
Open Hours: Nov.~ Feb. 09:00-17:00 / Mar.~ Oct. 09:00-18:00 ¨è Transportation
Take Subway Line No.4 to Hwehyeon Station and go out
of Exit No.5 which will lead you to the entrance of
Namdaemun Market. ¨é Note
Many shops are closed on Sundays and Korean holidays.
Also, Namdaemun Market follows a fixed summer vacation