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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

172 hotels near Namdaemun Market

1 Fraser Place Central Seoul

4 stars
4.3 / 5 24 reviews

202, Uijuro 1ga Map

The Fraser Place Central Seoul offers 235 fully-furnished and serviced residences in a 23-storey high rise. Ranging from studio apartments to three-bedroom residences and penthouse apartments, this... More

2 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

3 Fraser Place Namdaemun Seoul

4 stars
4.2 / 5 9 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
4.7 / 5 3 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 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

6 Loisir Hotel Seoul Myeongdong

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

115, Toegye-Ro, Jung-gu Map

LOISIR HOTEL SEOUL MYEONGDONG is the best brand from the SOLARE HOTELS RESORTS Group Japan, which owns and manages 75 chain hotel world-wide successfully with experienced know-how and exceptional... More

7 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

8 Ramada Hotel and Suites Seoul Namdaemun

4 stars
4.2 / 5 16 reviews

151 SoonHwa dong Map

With chic accommodations and enviable central location, Ramada Hotel and Suites Seoul Namdaemun makes for an ideal base for business and leisure travellers visiting Seoul. This sophisticated hotel... More

9 Hotel Prince Seoul

4 stars
4.0 / 5 20 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

10 Koreana Hotel Seoul

4 stars
4.3 / 5 7 reviews

135, Sejong-daero Map

Whether in Seoul for business or leisure, discerning travellers find ideal urban retreat in the chic accommodations of sophisticated Koreana Hotel Seoul. In the area, tourists immerse in local... More