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Address: Nampo-dong, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea
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Marvel at sea oddities and different species of fish at Jalgachi Fish Market

A fish market by name, the place surprisingly doesn't smell very fishy. The floors were wet and were abit slippery and calls for a bit of caution. Otherwise, it is an eye-opener... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Some of the vendors are outside with umbrellas or a covered roof area. Then there is a huge building with more of the same. Fresh, dried or cooked seafood of all kinds available. So interesting to walk and see it all. The big question - who buys all of that?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A fish market by name, the place surprisingly doesn't smell very fishy. The floors were wet and were abit slippery and calls for a bit of caution. Otherwise, it is an eye-opener place and a visit there is a must if you have time. We visited around late afternoon, un-planned. Heard that an early morning visit would see more crowd... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Lots of seafood and stalls selling similar items. There are many eateries with similar pricing. We did not eat there. I guess if you are in Busan, this is a must-see. Jagalchi market, BIFF, Yongdusan park are all around the same area (Nampo Station), so you can plan to visit these places on the same day.

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Seoul, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

If it smells like a fish market and it looks like a fish market, then it's a fish market. It's very big with probably some different seafood you haven't seen before but not that impressive. You'll be smacked in the face by the strong smells of old fish.to be honest, any large fish market will probably smell the same with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is the Busan version of Tsukiji, much smaller version without the giant tunas. There were lots of eels, shellfish, octopus and other smaller fishes, all fresh as in live. They have dining tables behind the fish tanks and you can order whatever you see and they will prepare them right there for you so you cannot get any fresher... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

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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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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