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Best Bargains in Seoul

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Established in 1414, Namdaemun Market is one of the oldest and largest traditional market in Korea. There are more than 10,000 stores offering a large selection of products including clothes, accessories, silverware and much more at reasonable prices. After long hours of walking around, you are sure to get hungry. Luckily, there are many restaurants and food stands where you can try a variety of traditional Korean foods. Tourists from across the world visiting Seoul make it a point to stop by and buy something from the popular Namdaemun Market.

Established in 1905, Gwangjang Market was the nation's first traditional bazaar. This permanent mart houses over 5,000 enterprises, most of which were inherited from previous generations and bustles with the lively banter of merchants and shoppers. It features numerous vendors selling ibaji food and local specialties, foreign imports, fresh produce, vintage fashion, antiques and handcrafted items. Its main attraction remains retailers of the authentic Korean dress, hanbok, whose top-quality silk and satin varieties in vibrant colors available at bargain prices, here. The clothing has a simple silhouette and is popularly worn during festivals and special occasions. The market is also a popular dining destination, with food stalls serving up a wide variety of favorite traditional Korean foods.

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