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Gukje Market, Busan

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Gukje Market maintains traditional marketplace atmosphere, owing to its history as a place where refugees of the Korean War earned a living selling basic goods. Make your way through the alleyways, observing how locals shop and browsing the large array of items, both new and used, on offer. Perhaps the biggest draw for foreigners, though, remains the many food stalls and restaurants for sampling Korean fare. Plan your Gukje Market visit and explore what else you can see and do in Busan using our Busan trip itinerary planner.
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  • We were last here in Nov 2019. Small market selling usual stuff. Had some time & since we were nearby, so just dropped by. Had visited so many many markets of different sizes in various cities here... 
    We were last here in Nov 2019. Small market selling usual stuff. Had some time & since we were nearby, so just dropped by. Had visited so many many markets of different sizes in various cities here...  more »
  • I've been to quite a few traditional markets in Korea, but the International one in Busan was just particularly interesting. Because there are several markets together and the BIFF Square is very... 
    I've been to quite a few traditional markets in Korea, but the International one in Busan was just particularly interesting. Because there are several markets together and the BIFF Square is very...  more »
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  • It is quite an overwhelming place, as all (most) markets are so if you're looking for somehting more relaxed it's best to go to another place. This market is vibrant, alive and full of so many things to see, buy, taste, etc. the ladies who work at the stalls are so friendly and are inviting! The market has everything from pots and pans, bathroom essentials all the way to internation medication mostly from Japan as this market has a history related to that. Try some of the delicious streetfood on offer!
  • I like this market as it has authentic old Korean vibe. You can buy tasty Omuk (fish cake) that is one of the symbols of Pusan. Or you can try Korean street food. Recommend for visiting👍🏽

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