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Gukje Market, Busan

(3.2/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The background for the international market was seen visiting a specialty of Busan international markets directly. Look in the manual book store near alleys and jagalchi market, Bupyeong market, too many things to see and the food, including yongdusan Park and it was a lot of good memories where you can gain, and then again if the opportunity is where you want to revisit the
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  • Jagalchi market stroll after moving on foot. Guang Fu Road crossing towards the land side, soon arrived. I went to the international market after Friday morning at 10. That time sparsely populated open market outlets, shops have opened up. And empty road before the start a crowd still was able to stay and watch. Stalls of food was sitting in a Chair on the road in the morning, eating breakfast series, but during the day as hotteok and snacks of snack stalls are more popular stores cannot long line was crowded.
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  • Stores of the same type are grouped together, so easy to see. Shop to main target foreigners to Japanese, but local community shops and many of the fun.
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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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