Go shopping at Namdaemun (Great South Gate) Market.
Bustling with activity, it sells virtually everything from toothpicks to mammoth teeth!
There are even old ladies (a-jum-ma = Auntie) offering a refreshing massage to those weary visitors and shoppers for a small fee.
This market was established in 1414 and is the largest and oldest market in Korea. It is a must area
to visit if you come to Korea because of its large selection of products and low prices. If you are a morning person, visit the early
morning market, which is packed with merchants - there are even merchants from Southeast Asia. Then it would be nice to dine
at a Korean restaurant or a food stand. Lately, the market has been transforming into a more modernized place inspired by the
success of Tongdaemun Market.
This is the iconic symbol of Seoul and is listed as Korea's National Treasure #1. This gate was built in 1396 and was the largest gate into the city.
Over the road from Namdaemun market and surrounded by modern buildings its great that this piece of traditional and original architecture has been preserved.
This market is a great place to do some shopping. There are several areas, including clothing, bedding, food, craft/art supplies, camping gear, luggage, and souvineers.