Thursday, May 24, 2012

Namdaemun Market

Category: Attraction - Shopping
Nearest Subway Station: Hoehyeon (Line 4)
Distance from Subway Station: 0 meter (Exit 5,6)
District (gu): Jung-gu
Description:

Namdaemun Market is a large mostly open-air market that sells a lot of things from clothes to ginseng. Many clothes sold in other places in Seoul actually come from Namdaemun. You are expected to ask for discounts and they will usually lower the original quoted price. Here is also the place to buy brooches, especially if you are going to buy them in a huge quantity to be resold back home. Souveniers like t-shirts, key chains and fridge magnets are also widely available here so this market is a convenient place for the gifts you want to buy for your family, colleagues, neighbours etc.

For Muslim travellers, there's a halal shawarma stall here. So you can stop and grab something to eat in the middle of shopping.

source: nationalgeographic.com

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4 comments:

  1. Salam Fadzlin,
    I understand that the market is closed on Sundays. But can u tell me what time is the market open on any other days? Because I'm getting conflicting infos from the internet regarding Namdaemun market's opening hours. Thanks so much.

    Ida

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    1. Waalaikumsalam,

      Namdaemun Market is made up of a lot of individual stores/carts. It varies when they open, but if you come early there will not be a lot of stores. I think around 11 AM lot of them will be already open..

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  2. Hi everyone I looking for muslim clothing..where I have to go and buy muslim clothing please tell me ..thanks

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  3. Hi everyone I looking for muslim clothing..where I have to go and buy muslim clothing please tell me ..thanks

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