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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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  • Had GW during weekdays, but at noon on Saturday was great people! With so much food, pancake, Kemp, hotteok, dumplings? Buy and eat in the ferry. When not takeout, oden broth drink while it is recommended. This cheese corndog for Vogue, was lined with ❗
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  • It was one of the first markets that I visited in Pusan. Has a lot of things, but we went for fabrics. Splendid silks at great prices! The name means "International Market" ...
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  • I visited mcmug toast to eat. Your CHAN-!, clothes and household items and food shops are found here. A toast is offered to take some time. Special toasted ham and cheese stuck, so delicious.
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  • This is where they filmed the movie Gukjesijang! There’s a lot to see and good place to pick up souvenirs. The seafood market is near by. There are a lot of street food vendors near here! Everyone is super friendly. Tends to be crowded on weekends. Be prepared to walk a lot and eat a lot.
  • Gukje Market is right along the Cheonggyecheon Stream, making it an ideal stopover when on an explorative walk. The market sells goods from clothes and accessories, to blankets and kitchenware. There are small shops selling a variety of seafood, fresh, frozen, and dry. Within that alley, you can also find a variety of panchan (side dishes), including fermented dishes and dried laver. The most lively part of the market has to be the food alley. All stalls serve goods that are absolutely delicious, offering some common and expected market favourites for great prices (i.e. 5000W bibimbap, pajeon, 1500W hoddeok the size of your face, gimbap, stuffed squid, grilled/fried seafood and meat, etc.). Little souvenirs are well priced in this market. We bought a set of 10 keychains for 6000W, a set of 3 shot glasses for 5000W, and a set of 5 magnets for 5000W. If you're looking for t-shirts, I recommend a visit to Namdaemun market where you can buy 3 for 10000W. Ideally, you want to visit the market earlier in the day between 10am-4pm, if you're looking to explore its entirety and peak into most shops. You could expect to spend 2-3hours if you are taking your time walking through; if you're there for a skim, 1-1.5hours would suffice.
  • Dropped by because my daughter wanted to have Sinchang Toast (near to section 3). It's bigger than i thought, there are 5 sections. Do spend time at Gukje food street opposite, you will be able to find local foods.
  • A lot of things sale in here. But the price little expensive than internet. But u can windows shopping in here and buy some merchandise special from Korea likes seaweed, spoon n chopsticks etc
  • Gukje market, a bit like ladies market in HK but this is way bigger and has fresh n dry food and kitchen wares.
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