Sokcho Jungang Market, Sokcho

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Get a taste for the city at Sokcho Jungang Market. Join the crowd of visitors who come here on a daily basis to try local specialties at affordable prices, while also experiencing the culture of the country. Watch your food being prepared and enjoy it on the spot, choosing from a wide variety of fish, or the famous local specialty of squid prepared in one of several ways. If you don't feel like experimenting, you can always have fried chicken or other fast food. You can find clothes, jewelry, or gifts and souvenirs made from dried squid, the local trademark. Sokcho Jungang Market is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Sokcho Edition.
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  • July 31, 2017
    You can turn off to eat a real diverse than you think, how much was numbered No. seeds, rice cake, fried shrimp cretins, etc in the meantime it's a lot of free parking four to eat off that great
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  • July 30, 2017
    Very interesting visit to fish market with part being fresh seafood and part being dried. I saw some very interesting seafood that I have never seen before! You can pick your seafood and the vendors w...  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    Delicious! Public parking is possible at a cost of more than a million purchase of cheap and parking discounts. Don't forget to gear up! I ate at a restaurant near the hometown of Jean kalguksu ㅠ ㅠ so delicious.
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  • April 10, 2017
    Overall a great market for some genuine Korean food at a decent price. There is a lot of variety and countless shops to choose from. That said, there are some things to look out for. First, a lot of the shops have a propensity to precook their food then reheat it when you purchase it, or not at all. It's a good idea to insist on the freshly made ones and definitely do not buy anything that's turned stone cold or looks like it sat around all day. The fried foods are a prime example of this. Second, if you are adventurous then you should venture into a seafood shop where they have fresh live seafood on display out front. The best ones are in the basement of a building, you'll know by walking down some stairs past the restrooms. There's a huge sprawling area filled with Koreans eating fresh seafood and sitting at low tables. To eat here, you'll have to negotiate the price of some amount of seafood you'll pick from the tanks. I repeat, you must negotiate the price of the seafood lower and don't ever let them lead you to believe the free "service" food they give you is actually worth anything. Good luck!
  • March 21, 2017
    A traditional market in the middle of Sokcho. I think I got food poisoning from one of the food stalls though.
  • April 16, 2017
    Very busy market. But for there's a really famous fried chicken in here
  • June 28, 2017
    yummy sea food
  • December 6, 2016
    All the fresh seafood that you can buy

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Where to stay in Sokcho

The accommodations of Sokcho are split between the city and the national park. The main urban area lies close to the sea; here, luxury and standard hotels and budget-friendly hostels provide good access to the beaches along the coast, as well as the restaurants and bars of the city center. Inland, you'll find a solid mix of resorts, hotels, and hostels in the national park, particularly close to the hot springs and skiable areas.
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