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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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Where to stay in Busan

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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  • Came here on a tour and perhaps it was over-hyped by the guide. Very little here that tourists might want to see or buy. Caters mostly to locals and most shops seemed low-end. Can't really recommend u...  more »
  • If you have visited other street market in Korea, it is just similar. You can find clothes, accessories and many restaurants in the market. It is quite crowded during the weekend but for me, it is jus...  more »
  • We ate dinner at a restaurant in this area. Our tour guide recommended it. He learned about this place through KNN, a broadcasting news agency that featured this restaurant. It was an authentic Korean...  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.