Equipped with both the function of retail/whole sale circulation system, Namdaemoon market provides all kinds of daily necessities in low prices for both retail salesmen from all over the country and consumers, such as, various textiles and miscellaneous, kitchenware from factory, handcraft and accessories, imported good, food and miscellaneous, agricultural and sea food, including kids’ wear, men’s wear, women’s wear. It is the best and biggest complex mall that deal with various items in the country..
Each store produces most of its own product; the shop opens from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m., when all kinds of retail salespeople gather. By catch-phrasing the customer first, Namdaemoon market shows the diligence of Korean people, becoming one of the most famous places for the foreign tourists for its unique scene.
* The General Status of Namdaemoon Market*
Date for the establishement: October 13, 1964.
Area of the site: Approximately 20,000 pyong
Number of shop: Approximately 10,172.
Items: more than 1,700, including clothing
Number of people engaged in the market: approximately 50,000, including merchants
Customer per day: approximately 300,000-400,000.
Foreign Customer per day: 7,000-10,000.
Amount of materials brought in per day: about 1,800 tons
Amount of materials taken out per day: about 1,700 tons