Namdaemun (Great South Gate), Seoul

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    Namdaemun, 2013
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  • Namdaemun Jewelry shops, 2013
    Namdaemun Jewelry shops, 2013
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    Peppers at Namdaemun, 2013
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    Namdaemun (Great South Gate): Namdaemun Market

    by kdoc13 Written May 24, 2004

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    Namdaemun gate, next to an open air market.

    Have you ever asked yourself where you could go to shop for a pig's head, dry anchovies, and a coat, all without having to make three trips? Well have I got the place for you!

    Namdaemun Market had just about everything I could think of Flowers, wigs, coats, food, you name it, it is probably here, and that is just the outside open air market.

    Namdaemun also features many stores nearby such as Mesa. Mesa is a fun place to shop. My first memory of Mesa was their bus which had people dancing on it. The bus was driven all over town. It is kind of fun to shop there.

    Shinsegae Department Store is also a great place to shop. It is a lot more upscale than the open air market of Namdaemun, but a great place to pick up some finer items in Seoul.

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    Namdaemun market: Namdaemun market

    by darthmilmo Written Mar 21, 2004

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    Namdaemun market

    If shopping is what you are after, then head to Namdaemun market, which is easily reachable by the metro. The Namdaemun market is located right next to the Southern Gate, which is well worth a visit while you're there. There is no entry to the gate, but you can still admire it and take pics. This market not only offers a vast array of shopping potential, but also has many restaurants to appease your stomach. I had a tasty fish dish for lunch.

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    The Namdaemun Market: Shopping the tradtional markets

    by WYLENEoftheWORLD Written Aug 21, 2003

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    Wonderful outdoor market

    This is a huge indoor/outdoor market that is very crowded and stimulating! Just about every "designer" fake you can imagine is here, with a big emphasis on Loius Vuitton.
    There is something for everyone from clothes to Korean knicknacks, shoes,furs and lots of leather goods.

    What to buy: "Changsung" or Spirit Posts are a traditional Korean item that were quite large and placed at the entrance of every village to protect from harm and ensure peace and prosperity. Now you can buy them in small wooden replicas easy to toss in your backpack.

    Laquer boxes are very well made and come in all kinds of sizes and designs with lovely Korean motifs. These are small and make great gifts!

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    Namdaemun merket: Market scene

    by shiran_d Written Feb 8, 2003

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    Market Scene

    Open air, all kinds of goods, large number of tourists go to this place to see for them selves

    What to buy: Any thing you wish, Including all the label brands too. for almost give away free kind of prices

    What to pay: Little as possible

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    Namdaemun (Great South Gate): Namdaemun Market

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Jan 17, 2009

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    Namdaemun Market

    This is Seoul's second largest market and the one with most Korean crafts and souvenirs. It's close by Namdaemun and the Myeong Dong modern shopping and entertainment area.

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    Namdaemun (Great South Gate): Great shopping place

    by UKDaisy Updated Feb 25, 2007

    This is a massive market, well worth a visit. Everything you expect from a market, plus all those Korean foods, souveniers and etc.

    What to buy: Bought myself the classic metal chopsticks the Koreans use so often.

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  • Namdaemun (Great South Gate): Cheapest price for Korean traditional souveniors

    by lovekaty Updated Apr 16, 2005

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    A MAP OF NAMDAEMOON

    the most Cheapest price and there are various types of Korean traditional souveniors,

    What to buy: 1. Book Mark Decorated with golden metal

    2.Small bags.

    What to pay: 1 USD~ 5USD ~ 20 30 40..... etc

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