A visit to Jalgachi Market (자갈치시장)

Written by on August 20, 2014 in Travel

The Jagalchi Market (자갈치시장) is Korea’s largest seafood market, where you can see the lifestyle of the indigenous Busan natives.

The market is situated on the edge of Nampo Port (남포항), Busan. The name is said to have originated from jagal (자갈 gravel in Korean) because the market used to be surrounded by many gravels. It’s really an eye opening experience and the Jalgachi market is definitely worth a visit. The market is open from 05:00 – 22:00 everyday. Some shop hours may vary. The market is closed on the last Tuesday of every month. It is easy to get to Jalgachi Market : Via Subway Line 1 to Jagalchi station and leave exit 10.


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SAM_0424_副本 There are a few different sections of the Jagalchi market. We started in the outdoor zone. SAM_0431_副本 sam_0477_副本 sam_0479_副本 The market is very vibrant and colourful . I am so amazed at all the different kinds of fish available in the market. SAM_0444_副本 1459079_10201777226087837_997872325_n 1456045_10201777226647851_1686483657_n All of the workers there were friendly and they didn’t mind us browsing and taking pictures.  I am holding a live octopus~ SAM_0452_副本 (2) The man recommend me to try “sannakji” — a dish of live octopus, is one of Korea’s most talked about dishes that served with its arms that still squirming, sucking, grasping. DARE 2 TRY???? SAM_0454_副本 I think better try cooked octopus with delicious chili paste! 1393892_10201777228607900_1449888138_n The second floor of this market specializes in sashimi where visitors can purchase live fish in the first floor and get it sashimied. We had a wonderful time in Jagalchi Fish Market — it’s one of the absolute highlights of Busan. Jagalchi Fish Market 37-1, Nampodong 4(sa)-ga, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea ‎ +82 51-713-8000 ‎ · jagalchimarket.bisco.or.kr


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