Opened in 1964, the Namdaenum Market is the largest traditional market in Korea with various goods in stock. All products are sold at affordable prices and the stores in this area also function as wholesale markets.
Most of these goods are crafted directly by the storeowners. Namdaemun Market is open from 11:00pm to 3:00am, and is crowded with retailers from all over the country. When day breaks, the site of busy Koreans bustling around the market creates a unique scene that attracts tourists worldwide. The Namdaemun Market sells a variety of clothes, glasses, kitchenware, toys, mountain gear, fishing equipment, stationery, fine arts, accessories, hats, carpets, flowers, ginseng, and imported goods.