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Jagalchi Market, Busan

Categories: Flea Markets, Shopping
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3.7/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
Indulge in seafood galore at Jagalchi Market, Korea's premier fish market. Located at the end of a port, the market features stands full of flopping fish, eels, crabs, and mollusks as far as the eye can see. Observe record-breaking fish gutters and choppers, and sample freshly made seafood dishes in tented eateries (pojangmacha), where roasted sea eels hold pride of place. Set in a large building with an observation deck on the top, the market has two sections, one for fresh seafood and the other for dried products--perfect for taking home. An information center with English-speaking staff provides maps. Put Jagalchi Market at the forefront of your travel plans using our Busan trip itinerary planner.
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  • Markets are my favorite thing to visit when traveling and this is no exception. Incredible variety of seafood to see. Wear closed toed shoes. 
  • I just did a walk-through of the market and left after awhile. As a solo traveller and I don't speak much Korean, it wasn't exactly enjoyable (can't eat much alone!). However, it is interesting to see...  read more »
  • I had went to Noryangjin Market in Seoul before and coming to Jagalchi Market, the difference I could see was just the cleanliness and also the sea view just outside the market. What I meant by cleanl...  read more »
  • Great experience of food and looking around but I noticed that everything is about same fish and such. I went during the weekday in which the place wasn't difficult to get around You buy a fish from a market, and there is different stores upstairs that will cook for you. I recommend that you don't just buy from the first store that talks to you, but ask around few different places(and not the one right next but other side) to get the best price. I made a mistake of buying from the first person and later found out I could of purchased the same things bit cheaper. Sane goes for upstairs, ask around before deciding, and don't let the person you purchased from to take you upstairs to pick one. Other than that enjoy some fresh fish
  • It's a best way for tourists who rent airbnb or hotels with cooking facilities to purchase busan seafoods here. It feels like home & i prefer not remembering home. On top of this building there's a guesthouse/budget hotel i think, but the gallery is no longer there.
  • A great place to visit and in which to eat. It's crowded to the point of being potentially dangerous, and don't expect to find tuna or salmon; white fish is the dish of the day. You can buy fresh fish downstairs, take it upstairs and have it cooked for you there and then. Good fun!
  • A great place where you should visit in Busan. You can also enjoy seafood here on the second floor. This is the biggest fish market in South Korea.
  • Jagalchi is the place to be. Forget Noryangjin in Seoul, this place is bigger. They are both super cool (if you are into Asian fish markets!), but Jagalchi is just teeming with activity, and is spread over a larger area.
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