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“Jagalchi Fish Market FTW!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Busan Port

Busan Port
Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea
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Ranked #27 of 136 attractions in Busan
Type: Ferries/ Boats
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Kuching, Malaysia
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“Jagalchi Fish Market FTW!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

The best thing about the Busan port area is the sprawling fish market - there is an indoor one, right at the port and an outdoor market.

If you love fresh fish and love visiting wet markets - this is place is a must. Lots of interesting seafood - some in aquariums, some dried. You can eat live octopus - the kind that still wiggles after 2 hours of being chopped up, kind of like a Fear Factor challenge - it's chewy and delicious!

Many seafood restaurants and stalls selling seafood snacks around the area too. Be sure to bring your camera, as you'll capture pictures of unique sea creatures.

Visited June 2012
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“Sprawling Port & Jagalchi Fish Market”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Busan Port can be quite beautiful at dusk. There are some small concrete piers that allow visitors to get a nice view of the port and some of the boats. However, unlike many areas in the United States or Europe, there is no common practice of piers as tourist attractions in Korea.

Nevertheless, the main attraction for most visitors (especially Korean) is the Jagalchi Fish Market. This market contains a full palate of sea creatures ready for the cooking pan. Squid, octopus, sea urchin, sea cucumbers, eels, and every other fish you can imagine found off the coast of Korea. Feel free to stroll the tanks full of live, soon to be seafood. If you have friends in Busan or a kitchen hotel this is the best place for fresh seafood.

Visited May 2012
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“International Ferry Port”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Two levels, downstairs looked very old and stark but upstairs more like an international terminal with shops. Had breakfast at the eatery at bottom of escalators before you go upstairs. Didnt look much, a long bench and stools, but food was fine (Korean sushi and udon noodles)
Very easy checking in process for the hydrofoil. Usual xray machine checking of bags but you take them with you onto the hydrofoil.

Visited October 2012
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“Busan port and Fish Market”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

The Busan port is a large commercial port, a bit far from town, but the only place a cruise ship will dock, so you either get a taxi to downtown or pay double and use the ship to shore excursions.
One place you MUST see it the Fresh fish market, its unbelievable . The larges selection of see food i have ever seen.

Visited October 2012
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“Good if You Don't Mind Fish Smell”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

It's a port. Of course it smells like fish and the sea. For some reason, that's an obligatory part of any review of Busan Port.
As ports go, it's not the worst smelling I've been to. Worth a stop to see the boats and bustle. After all, it's currently the world's 5th largest port and South Korea's second largest city.

Visited August 2012
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