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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Jagalchi Market Reviews
부산을 대표하는 시장 중 하나라고 할 수 있는 자갈치 시장은 규모도 크고 즉석에서 잡은 싱싱한 활어회를 맛볼 수 있어 좋은 곳입니다. 바다가 바로 옆에 있어 낭만이 있습니다. 가게 별로 금액대는 비슷비슷한 것 같습니다. more »One of Busan's most iconic markets, the Jagalchi Market is a great place to enjoy the large scale and fresh live fish sashimi caught on the spot. The sea is right next to the sea, so it's romantic. The amount of money for each shop seems to be similar.
The fish market is full of loads of stalls..and restaurants upstairs...you buy product and pay or it..then go upstairs where they'll cook it..however,they charge for cooking and EXTRA bits, so be awar... more »
I have very mixed feelings about this place... The fish market is big and quite crowded. It's interesting to see it, because seafood is an important element of the Korean cuisine, but it's rather a place for people with a strong stomach and who don't mind the cruelty of how fish and other sea animals are kept. The smell in the market at some points is unbearable and I'm not sure how they can additionally sell shoes and clothes there...
This is a major tourist attraction but that is reflected in the steep prices (high for Korea). Come here if you're hungry and want to taste fresh seafood. But I wouldn't think of it as a must do!
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