Namdaemun Market is located in front of Sungnyemun Gate in Hoehyeon-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, and is the largest traditional market in Korea.

The market was named after Namdaemun, the nickname of Sungnyemun Gate, and was named because it was a market facing in front of Sungnyemun Gate. The original name of Namdaemun is Sungnyemun, but Koreans use the name Namdaemun more often.

If you follow the history of the market, you will see the modern and contemporary history of this land. The situation at the time remains clear in the market where people, money, and goods are gathered. Hanyang, the capital city, was the center of the market as well as administration. Luxury items and household goods needed by palaces and aristocrats flow into the current Dongdaemun site, Yihyeon (Actor dog), and Chilpae Market outside Namdaemun, centering on the Sijeon Shopping Center in Jongno.

The modern permanent market in Seoul began in the late 19th century, more than 100 years ago. At that time, the Ministry of Hanseong promoted a project to expand the width of the road by removing commercial temporary buildings lined up in Jongno and Namdaemun-ro. This temporary building was called a temporary building. The 'store' comes from here. As the demolition of small merchants' livelihoods are at a loss, the government gives them Namdaemun and Seonhyecheong warehouses. This is the site of Namdaemun Market. But it didn't last long.

In 1905, the Japanese took away the diplomatic power of the Korean Empire with the Japan-Korea Treaty of 1905. With this treaty, Korea becomes a colony of Japan. At that time, the Japanese who lived on the yolk of Chungmu-ro and Myeong-dong must have caught their eyes on Namdaemun Market. As rumors spread that the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications would take Namdaemun Market and hand it over to the Japanese, Korean merchants, who were agonizing over it, are looking for an alternative to create a new market on top of it by covering the section from Gwangyo Bridge (now Cheonggyecheon) with boards.

From Gwanggyo to officer, it was named Gwangjang Market after the first letter. This is the story of Gwangjang Market, where we now visit to eat Nokdu bindaetteok and Drug Gimbap.

Due to the nature of the market, Namdaemun Market mainly deals with clothing, but it also deals with textile products, kitchenware, home appliances, folk crafts, local products, disposable products, and imported products, and foreign tourists, including China, Japan, and the United States, are currently visiting.

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