Sightseeing in Seoul: Namdaemun Market (남대문 시장) - Vikingess Voyages

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sightseeing in Seoul: Namdaemun Market (남대문 시장)

After the trip to Gyeongbok palace we decided to do some shopping, or at least check out one of the biggest markets in Seoul: the Namdaemun market. This name of the market originally came from Japanese, and literarily it means South Big Gate (南大門). The market is quite touristy, and if you want to buy something you should be aware that the people working there will definitely try to trick you into paying a lot more than the locals would. We spent some time walking around in the marked looking at the things they were selling, but we didn't really buy a lot. 
Anyway, it is easy to get there, so combined with Gyeongbok Palace it was a nice way to spend the day. If you go by subway you can just take line 4 and get of at Hoehyeon Station.!
One of the entrances to the market
If you want a ridiculously expensive lunch you should try this place..

Cute stuff & fake stuff..!

All sorts of bags

Bootlegged clothing

You can also get some interesting local food at the market
A guy that sold stamps you could get customized like you wanted
Examples from previous customers
A demonstration of sweets

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