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Namdaemun Market

Seoul, Korea is known as one of the high tech capitals of the world, but those who want to time travel to traditional Korea should pay a visit to the Namdaemun Market. This is a traditional market located next to the Great South Gate of the city, and is the oldest and largest market in all of Korea. Namdaemun Market was first established in the 15th century when it was largely a trading post for rice and fabric. Now the market is a sprawling, mostly outdoor complex that sells just about everything from retail fashion to tasty snacks.

  • Sample Hotteok, a type of pancake, from the street vendors surrounding Namdaemun Market to taste one of the most popular and traditional street foods in Seoul.
  • Find great deals on clothing at the wholesale stores located inside of Namdaemun Market. This is where many retailers in Seoul get their products so you can cut out the middleman and save money.
  • Stroll through the market on a crowded day to simply enjoy the ambiance and energy found within that is set to the tune of street performers playing all types of music.

Cars are blocked from the streets where Namdaemun Market is located, so it is best to avoid driving, as it will be difficult to find parking. Luckily Namdaemun is well connected to Seoul’s efficient public transportation system so getting there is easy without a car. The Hoehyeon station of the subway is the closest drop-off point and there are also stops for buses and trains at the Seoul Metropolitan station that is just a short walk away. The market is a massive maze-like structure so it is best to come up with an itinerary if you want specific things.

Hotels near Namdaemun Market

182 hotels near Namdaemun Market

1 Center Mark Hotel Seoul Insadong

4 stars
4.4 / 5 19 reviews

38, Insadong 5-gil, Map

Featuring top-of-the-class accommodations just a short stroll to Gyeongbok Palace, Center Mark Hotel Seoul Insadong makes for an ideal base when touring the South Korea capital. While in this... More

2 Hotel Aventree Jongno Insadong Seoul

3 stars
3.8 / 5 6 reviews

65-1, Gyeonji-dong Map

Retreat to value-for-money accommodations in the neighbourhood of Insadong by booking a stay at Hotel Aventree Jongno Insadong. Visitors at this Jongno property can walk through Samcheongdong... More

3 Fraser Place Namdaemun Seoul

4 stars
4.3 / 5 12 reviews

58, Sejong-daero Map

Fraser Place Namdaemun Seoul invites corporate and leisure travellers to a stylish urban retreat set centrally in the bustling South Korea capital. This Seoul hotel places visitors within... More

4 The Plaza Hotel Seoul

5 stars
4.5 / 5 4 reviews

119, Sogong-ro Map

The Plaza Hotel Seoul invites discerning travellers to luxurious accommodations with urban design and corporate facilities in the central district. Conveniently located, this boutique hotel allows... More

5 Lotte Hotel Seoul

5 stars
4.6 / 5 5 reviews

1, Sogong-dong Map

With luxurious accommodations and top-notch facilities in a central location, Lotte Hotel Seoul makes for an ideal base when visiting the South Korea capital for work or play. Guests at the Seoul... More

6 Hotel Prince Seoul

4 stars
4.0 / 5 22 reviews

#1-1 2 GA NAMSAN-DONG Map

Offering stylishly furnished and comfortable accommodations, Prince Hotel Seoul makes for a suitable starting point for business and leisure travellers exploring the bustling capital of South... More

7 Days Hotel Myeongdong Seoul

3 stars
4.0 / 5

107, Toegye-ro, Map

Located at the heart of Myeong-dong, the epicenter of fashion and culture, Days Hotel Myeongdong is easily accessible by public transportation. Also, superior services and amenities are offered at... More

8 Pacific Hotel Seoul

4 stars
4.0 / 5

31-1, Namsan-dong 2ga Map

Pacific Hotel Seoul welcomes travellers to an elegant urban retreat with classy and comfortable accommodations conveniently situated in the city centre of Seoul. While touring the South Korea... More

9 Sejong Hotel Seoul

5 stars
3.8 / 5 5 reviews

145, Toegye-ro Map

Offering modern accommodations and central location, Sejong Hotel Seoul makes for a suitable starting point for business travellers and holidaymakers visiting the South Korea capital. Tourists at... More

10 ibis Ambassador Seoul Myeong Dong

3 stars
4.5 / 5 38 reviews

59-5 Myeong-dong 1Ga Map

The Ibis Myeong dong Seoul offers 280 guest rooms and suites with a warm colour palette and wood floors. The common areas are decorated in modern chic. This location lends itself to easy... More