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Jagalchi Market, Busan

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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. To visit Jagalchi Market on your trip to Busan, use our Busan vacation planner .
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  • Has been placed in a tank of live fish to the brim. Are lively, but a little disappointed in the facilities for tourists. Look around and also inviting violent. After all, I ate in the dining room out of the market.
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  • We headed to the Jagalchi market for two mornings in a row for the seafood. There is a huge variety on level one, where you can pick what you want (some times the seller will throw in a mix for you). ...  more »
  • The place is authentic. Don't expect purity and order, i.e. they are, but they need to see. A variety of fish and seafood, vegetables and kitchen utensils is astounding! 9 varieties of sweet potato, unnumbered quantity of varieties of radishes and onions, some fruit and vegetables sosvsem outlandish. After a round on the market with photographs and tasting pickles, marinades, fish sushhjonoj, etc. have risen in the restaurant. On a huge table are dishes with fresh fish, seafood, vegetables ... Pick up as much as you want and prisazhivajsja to the table. In the center of the table Grill prizharivaj and immediately send in your mouth! Very tasty, but for drinks must be paid separately.
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  • If you like very fresh seafood and local style dining, check out the market. If you want a more formal dining experience, there are many restaurants nearby serving food fresh from the market. Remember- plates here come with lots of sides- order conservatively at first!
  • It's consider cozy place for hanging out lunch or dinner. A bit pricy for us & the taste of our fish head soup just so so. Great views at waterfront side love it.
  • We had a wonderful experience here. You may purchase seafood on the first floor and have a vendor cook it on the second floor (this is cheaper than ordering food on the 2nd floor directly). The seafood was fresh and I was able to try out many raw items (some of the items were still moving while being served on my plate. So it cannot be fresher than this). Communicating with the first floor vendor could be difficult in English. We ended up speaking Mandarin.
  • Absolutely loved the sights and sounds of the lower floor of this market, but the upper floor and outside was full of that usual sales pressure that happens in lots of S.E. Asia with people trying to get you into their establishments... but it's certainly worth the visit! The whole area is worth a good explore on foot, and I strongly suggest anyone to wander around here for a couple of hours one morning, and don't be afraid to stray from the beaten path!
  • Love the outdoor market where you can see gigantic octopuses and squids, ahjumas lining fishes up orderly, with plenty of outdoor small stalls to fill your tummy with fresh food. We bought dried seafood from a stall along with dried pumpkin chips, and also dined in one of the many restaurants selling fried fishes. Prices are reasonable, you can just order a small serving of fried fishes and take your lunch. We were there till about 1plus pm and still super bustling. Beware of slippery floors and wear waterproof shoes!

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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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