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Namdaemun Market

  • Namdaemun Market is Korea's iconic market featuring 1,700 items and a wide range of food to choose from. Daily visitors to the market tend to roughly average 400,000 and the market is now a must-see attraction for foreign tourists.
  • Namdaemun Market was named as such because it was located next to Namdaemun Gate (Sungnyemun Gate), the first National Treasure of South Korea. Namdaemun Market was formerly known as Chilpae Market which first opened in the 18th century and had become a commercial center of Seoul. Since then, Namdaemun Market has been witness to joys and sorrows of Korea’s modern history.