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Gukje Market, Busan

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Gukje Market maintains traditional marketplace atmosphere, owing to its history as a place where refugees of the Korean War earned a living selling basic goods. Make your way through the alleyways, observing how locals shop and browsing the large array of items, both new and used, on offer. Perhaps the biggest draw for foreigners, though, remains the many food stalls and restaurants for sampling Korean fare. Make Gukje Market part of your personalized Busan itinerary using our Busan trip itinerary planner.
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  • This is in the area, near Fuping market and Nanpu Cave. Basically walking can be here. Come in, feel authentic, but also have very old feeling.
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  • The stalls without a little Tuesday turnout is always more less, but food and beverage outlets are located. It is very reasonable because many Korean ginseng products can be bought in less than half of the airport.
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  • Unfortunately our tour group only had 30 minutes to spend here, which was not nearly enough time. We spent most of the time trying to find an ATM (there is one in the 7-11 - but the minimum amount you...  more »
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  • From daily essentials to snacks/food, the market has everything! Whenever I get to visit the market, I try different food and that becomes a meal. I recommend 씨앗호떡 - chewy and sweet. Overall I love how vibrant the market is.
  • There so many things to see and try, you never run out of options here. Definitely a must go when you're at Busan.
  • A pretty cool market to visit while in Busan. Located in a great area with a lot going on, I really just recommend this entire area as a great place to get all kinds of street food and go out for a few drinks.
  • Great Place to enjoy Korean local market. there are many street food. Follow the long line for the good street food. the foods are cheap so dont worry
  • Its a very touristic place to be. I could watch many tourists to enjoy walking around the market. It seems to sell many different types of items such as household items, home appliances, medicines and seafood. Its a hugh market.

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Established as a domestic tourist destination for a long while now, you'll find a good set of accommodations in Busan, a city becoming more and more equipped to cope with its burgeoning international reputation. Around Seomyeon station and slightly further to the northeast lie some of the most established options, with an abundance of hotels, hostels, and guesthouses in this highly commercial district. Head to the Haeundae beach district for a range of beachfront options, and more budget-friendly guesthouses in the side streets that lead away from the beach.
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