Namdaemun Market, is the largest traditional market
in Korea with over 10,000 retailers, vendors,
and wholesalers spread out over many blocks, is a
dense maze of stalls, vendors, and restaurants.
The market first opened in 1964, market is located
between City Hall and Seoul Station in the shadows of
Shinsegae Department Store just north of Hoehyeon
Station on Seoul Subway Line 4. It covers over 66,000
square meters or 16 acres. Merchants have been selling
items near this location since 1414 in the early days of
the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1897).