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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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  • August 13, 2017
    Not a place to be missed if you want to enjoy your street food in Busan! Loads of shopping if you walk around, and lots of restaurants, cafes and street food. Really enjoyed spending time here for a w...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    I ended up at GukJe Market whilst following the trail of street food vendors from BIFF Square. I have never wanted to try every type of food in my life. My friends and I went hopping from vendor to ve...  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    This time, when Princess Cruises on board the Busan and tourism, we disembark. Could not tourist stopover arrangements so long time, around 4 hours. Very broadly, the so can be enjoyed throughout the day. And ask local eatery there, ate cold noodles are delicious. I think I was about 550 yen. In very nice shops, nice! Only one supermarket and bought souvenirs. Also I think if you go to Busan, always want.
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  • June 18, 2017
    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.
  • July 16, 2017
    There so many things to see and try, you never run out of options here. Definitely a must go when you're at Busan.
  • May 26, 2017
    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.
  • March 25, 2017
    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
  • April 16, 2017
    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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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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