Namdaemun Market is a large traditional market in Seoul, South Korea. The market is located next to Namdaemun, the “Great South Gate,” which was the main southern gate to the old city. It is the oldest and largest market in Korea.
The streets in which the market is located were built in a time when cars were not prevalent, so the market itself is not accessible by car.
Much of the market is outside, but there are also many stores which line the streets. Many retailers buy their items, particularly clothing, at wholesale prices at Namdaemun, to resell in their own stores in other cities.
The market is opening from Monday to Friday from 11 pm to 5 pm the next day. The Market is closed every Sunday. The opening hours can vary according to the shop.