Namdaemun Market

Namdaemun Market (남대문시장)


Opened in 1964, Namdaemun Market is the largest traditional market in Korea with shops selling various goods. All products are sold at affordable prices and the stores in this area also function as wholesale markets.

Most of the goods are made directly by the storeowners. Namdaemun Market is even open overnight, from 11:00pm to 4:00am, and is crowded with retailers from all over the country. When day breaks, the site of busy shoppers bustling around the market creates a unique scene that attracts tourists worldwide. Namdaemun Market sells a variety of clothes, glasses, kitchenware, toys, mountain gear, fishing equipment, stationery, fine arts, accessories, hats, carpets, flowers, ginseng, and imported goods.

Structure Size 
Approx. 20,000 pyeong. Approx. 10,172 stores.

Operating Hours 
Varies by stores


Credit Cards 

Baby Stroller Rental Services 
Not available

Hoehyeon Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 5.
Namdaemun Market & Hoehyeon Station Bus Stop
Green Bus: 0013, 0014, 0015, 7011, 7013, 7017, 7022
Blue Bus: 130, 104, 152, 162, 163, 201, 202, 261, 406, 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 506, 507, 701, 708
Red Bus: 2300, 2500, 9411
Airport Bus: 605-1


※ Source: Korea Tourism Organization(



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