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Jagalchi Market, located on the seaside road in Busan’s Jung-gu, is Korea’s largest seafood market, selling both live and dried fish. After the Korean War, the market solidified itself as a fish market. Most of the people who sell fish are women, so the vendors here are called Jagalchi Ajumma, “ajumma” meaning middle-aged or married woman in Korean. This market represents Busan and is famous throughout the country. Visitors can eat fresh raw fish right at the market. Even nowadays visitors can see women selling mackerel, sea squirts (ascidians) and other seafoods on wooden boxes along the road outside of the market and along the shore.

 

Closed

First and third Tuesday of every month

 

Store Information

1F: Fresh fish market (live fish/live eel/albalone/live fresh fish)
2F: Hoe Center (East.West Hoe Center/Resaurant zone/dried fish zone)
3F: Soribada noraebang, exhibition room
4F: Dadohae Korean restaurant
5F: Oase Seafood Buffet
6F: Oase convention center, buffet
7F: Guesthouse, observatory

 

Convenient Facilities

Rest area, tourist information center, exhibition room, terrace, sky park, elevator, escalator, etc.

 

Restrooms

Available on each floor (Accessible restrooms also available on 2F)

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Opening Hours

  • Sunday 05:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Monday 05:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday 05:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday 05:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Thursday 05:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Friday 05:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Saturday 05:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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