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Jagalchi Market

Address: Nampo-dong, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea
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Ranked #11 of 120 things to do in Busan
Type: Flea & street markets, Shopping & Fashion
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Type: Flea & street markets, Shopping & Fashion
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Just in town. Easy access near BIFF square. Stop there if you wanna try some fresh seafoods. Live seafoods ready to be ordered and cooked. Also interesting for busan's life seeing. The market is well organized, even it wet but quite clean and the smell isn't bad. Live seafood are sold on the first floor and dried seafood and some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We went to the Jagalchi seafood market after a long day out in Busan. The fish and seafood market is huge - the largest in Korea and larger than what you'd be able to find in Hong Kong. So much variety! On the first floor are a large number of sit-down seafood restaurants, and we had delicious seafood and oysters,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Yes, it's a fish market - so prepare to have your clothes smelling like fish when you leave the market! There are TONS of seafood here, all kinds of fishes and whatnot. Lots and lots of street food, which is really yummy to have especially on a chilly winter morning! The location of this market is not hard to find... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Jagalchi Market was my first experience with an Asian Market. There are a lot of opportunities for photographers to get unique shots although it can get crowded at times of the day. The food was reasonably priced and very good. It was fresh and delicious. Most of the places there were traditional style, sit down seafood places. Worth a visit... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Probably the best seafood I had in my life! You have to try the live octopus. We had raw and cooked fish as well, which totally opened my eyes to a whole new world...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Walking through this market was a very interesting experience. You can purchase and eat right there, all fresh and straight in from the sea. Walking through the streets outside the market you can also find other foods besides seafood.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

So many sea creatures that we've never seen. Many stalls and some stall owners are fierce and hostile. Some are really friendlier. Noisy and interesting place. Fresh seafood and reasonable priced. Don't really speak English. My kids and family enjoyed this place very much.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The Jagalchi Market is a must see if you are in Busan. There is an endless variety of freshly caught fish and other sea food. Seafood restaurants are near by and you can select your lunch/dinner and then have it prepared as you wish. Suggestion: don't purchase while speaking English, a Korean guide can get you the right price. Step... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I enjoyed my stop at this fish market. One of the best I have seen. Lots of different creatures to look at and buy. You can buy and then have one of the many restaurants cook it for you. Could not get fresher. Any and every kind of seafood you could think of or want. Cheers and happy eats.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

Jagalchi market is the largest seafood market in Korea. It's easy to locate once you get off the metro. You will find seafood restaurants and seafood market stalls everywhere along the streets. There's the pier where you see the boats plus an enclosed market where you can select your seafood and get them prepared as sashimi or BBQ for you.... More 

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