Kalguksu is simple- made up of an anchovy broth, dried seaweed, tofu and strands of wheat noodles. Namdaemun Market is a must-visit for shoppers, foodies, and first time visitors. See all 38 Namdaemun Market tours on Tripadvisor Hope this helps. As the oldest and biggest market in South Korea, Namdaemun Market dates all the way back to the year 1414. However, more stores tend to be open during the day. Namdaemun market has been present since 1414 and was established by King Taejong. Countless shops and street stalls lined its alleys, selling a variety of clothes, glasses, kitchenware, toys, mountain gear, fishing equipment, stationery, fine arts, accessories, hats, carpets, flowers, ginseng and imported goods. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. Namdaemun Market is the largest traditional market in South Korea. Today, the market remains one of Seoul’s most popular attractions with visitors and tourists alike. The Namdaemun Market is situated near The Great South Gate, which was an entrance to Seoul’s old city. The great news though, is that lots of Namdaemun market will remain open even until dawn. This open-air market has over 10,000 shops and is one of the oldest markets in Korea. The noodles are thick and bouncy and the broth has a mellow fish flavour. Namdaemun market opens very early. It’s easy to get turned around in the market; join a guided tour to ensure you won’t get lost. The best time to visit the night market is between 10 pm and midnight. When we were walking there in the evening at past 7pm many shops n stalls were still open. We recommend booking Namdaemun Market tours ahead of time to secure your spot. We recommend booking Namdaemun Market tours ahead of time to secure your spot. In fact, you can spend a whole day at Namdaemun and still not see everything. Namdaemun Market was opened in 1964 and it is the largest traditional market in Korea with more than 10,000 retail, vendor and wholesale stores that line-up the streets and alleys. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. Namdaemun market in Seoul is such a fantastic place to visit. You may wish to verify with the hotel that you will be staying in for opening hours again. See all 37 Namdaemun Market tours on Tripadvisor See all 38 Namdaemun Market tours on Tripadvisor Namdaemun Market is open at all hours. I think as early as 8am but most stalls n shops open by 9am fully. We recommend booking Namdaemun Market tours ahead of time to secure your spot. Mild haggling is expected, so don’t feel that you must pay the initial asking price. This marketplace has maintained some air of its imperial past as can be witnessed by the traditional setting which can present such an old-world feel that foreign visitors will certainly feel as though they have been transported to 15th century Korea. These are the hours that have the largest variety of stores open. Namdaemun Market (남대문시장) 토, 1월 09, 2021, 09:21 (KST +0900), Seoul, KOREA Namdaemun Market is the largest traditional market in Korea with over 10,000 stores that line the streets around Namdaemun (Gate), the main southern gate of the old city wall. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. Namdaemun Market has Kalguksu Alley, a narrow food street where diners sit shoulder to shoulder whilst slurping bowls of kalguksu- a handmade, knife cut noodle soup. Not see everything at Namdaemun and still not see everything even until dawn which was an entrance to Seoul s... 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