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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. Put Gukje Market into our Busan trip itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • A local traditional market selling local street food like tteokbokki, eomuk and kimbap that is along the BIFF Square and Jagalchi market. Go there to have some street food while shopping around BIFF S...  more »
  • At lunch and at night stand itself dramatically changed lunch staple steamed bun [Korea dumplings], many garment of diet of pancake, at night iqakimchi mellow delicious lunch stalls, eat with a stand of 60-personally iqakimchi with plenty of featured cabbage, crisp texture! Korean pancake is crispy surface in even getting dust sweet tradition can take spicy ask too much for me in the bag
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  • I eat in place of Arirang in the international market through the tram stalls simple tourists somen noodles, noodles, tradition, and Kemp is not bad and I ate for the first time, but it was very good of Japan come, speak words, but
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  • Must visit while beeing in Busan. The part is available as night market but the rest is opened in regular houres. A lot of different food to check and possibility to buy many cheap (chain stores are also there).
  • Knock-off clothing, funny socks, phone accessories, imported alcohol, street food, and tons of other random stuff can be found at Gukje Market. Each street seems to have a different theme in terms of what they sell. It's worth spending some time getting lost in the maze of streets and vendors.
  • Easy to get there just get off at Nampo Station and it's a short walk. We started at youth walking street and worked our way down the food aisles and eventually stumbled upon a vintage wonderland Ralph Lauren, Fendi, Gucci, Adidas and so much more - shirts around 20,000 wan but they'll do you a deal if you get a couple. Definitely reccomend going was a great way to spend the day. Brush up on your Korean as the locals don't speak very much English and they really appreciate the effort.
  • Before stumbling upon Gukje Market, I thought Namdaemun was the most interesting market in Korea, or possibly Gyeongdong (both in Seoul). I was wrong. The sprawling maze of alleys and streets that make up Gukje are so fascinating, you could spend all day here. If you like street markets, this should be one of your top spots to visit in Busan.
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