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Expect to squeeze your way through people. It is very easy to get lost here so if you are not coming alone, always know where your partner(s) is. Also, don't wander too far without knowing the place because lots of shops look similar and you will get lost. Occasionally you might find a wall with a map printed on it, but I wouldn't rely on those. Be careful. Other than too many people and getting lost, there is a lot of good street food. This can be a good place to shop because they have almost everything.
Are you hungry? There's a variety of things to eat! Do you prefer to shop? Don't worry, Namdaemun's got you covered. Do you just want to see new and exciting things? Well, what are you waiting for - go to Namdaemun! Even if you don't want to spend any money, I highly recommend still going to experience the atmosphere of a traditional market. There are people everywhere, shop owners are shouting about the items they are selling to those who might be interested, and deliverymen are swerving in and out of the crowd.
So much variety in one place! Great for souvenirs, gifts, or just home goods. I haven't found a place with such a large selection of unique neck ties or cheeses rushers in Korea. Also, Myeongdong is walking distance and has other cool things that you might not find elsewhere :-)
Great Market! other reviews say you can haggle here, I found that difficult, and for many things, unnecessary as the prices were comparable in relation to other markets, selling the same things. Nice spot to buy souvenirs for 15+ people as they have a lot of Korea tagged items in bulk, that are actually quite nice, for the money. At night, the street food carts roll out and serve some pretty tasty snacks!
One of the biggest markets in Seoul. Lots of shops and you can buy almost anything for everyday life including all kinds of clothes, grocery items, food items, bags, cosmetics and many more. The underground mall has plenty of Western food items and vitamin supplements. Close on Sundays. Lots of street food is also available to enjoy.