Jagalchi Fish Market is the largest fish market in Korea, selling both fresh live and dried fish. It is a set in a modern 7-story building by Nampo Port. The fresh live fish are in a water tank. One of the tourist said it is like a free aquarium.
Jagalchi Fish Market represents Busan and is famous throughout the country. Jagalchi Ajumma is what the merchants are being called here. It is because most people who sell fish are women and Ajumma means middle-aged or married woman in Korea.
Jagalchi Cultural Tourism Festival is held annually in October. It is very easy and convenient to visit with the transportations provided. You should definitely visit Jagalchi Fish Marketk to experience lifestyle of the Busan locals!
Address : 52, Jagalchihaean-ro, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea
Hours : 5:00 - 22:00 (Sashimi place opens from 9:00)
* Closed on first and third Tuesday of every month
1F: Fresh fish market (live fish/live eel/abalone/live fresh fish)
2F: Raw fish Center (East.West Hoe (회) Center/Restaurant zone/dried fish zone)
3F: Soribada norabang, exhibition room
4F: Dadohae Korean restaurant
5F: Oase Seafood Buffet
6F: Oase convention center, buffet
7F: guesthouse, sky park
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How to go to Jagalchi Fish Market
Line 1, Jagalchi Station, Exit 10.
It's on Jagalchi 3(sam)-gil Street.
Gukje Market is a regular traditional market located in Busan. However, during Korean War, refugees who fled to Busan set up stalls in order to make a living. This was the beginning of the Gukje Market (Gukje means international in Korean).
It is also known as Nampodong International Market.
Since 2014, Gukje Market has been more well-known and populated with fans of the movie Gukjesijang (Ode to my father), in which the main character, a refugee of North Korea, escapes to Busan and taken in by his aunt who runs a stall in the market.
Address : 36, Junggu-ro, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea.
Hours : 9:00 - 20:00
* Closed on first and third Sunday of each month
Official Website : etour.busan.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
As we all know that Busan is well known for its nice beaches, Gwangalli beach is one of them. It has beautiful fine sand, firework festival, music and culture festival and the stunning bridge, Diamond Bridge, crossing the beach.
During the night time, the bridge lightens up and change its color. It is impressive night view out there. There are a lot of coffee shops, restaurants where you can rest and enjoy the night view with some coffee and food.
Address : 219, Gwanganhaebyeon-ro, Suyeong-gu, Busan, South Korea.
Hours : Open 24 hours
Official Website : www.suyeong.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
How to go to Gwangalli Beach
Line 2, Gwangan subway Station, Exit 3 or 5
Beomeosa Temple is located at the edge of Mt. Geumjeongsan, a famous mountain in Busan. It was constructed by monk Ui Sang in the 18th year (678) of King Munmu of the Silla kingdom.
In the book of "Donggukyeojiseungram" is written as follows
“There is a well on the top of Mt. Geumjeongsan and the water of that well is gold.
The golden fish in the well rode the colorful clouds and came down from the sky.
This is why the mountain is named Geumsam (gold well) and the temple is named ‘fish from heaven’."
The Beomeosa Temple building was lost during imjinwaeran Invasion (Japanese Invasion of Korea in 1592) but was renovated in 1713. Daeungjeon is one of the most delicate and luxurious architectures of the Joseon Dynasty (1392~1910).
Address : 546, Cheongryong-dong, Geumjeong-gu, Busan, South Korea.
Hours : 8:30 - 17:30
Admission : Free
Official Website : www.beomeosa.co.kr (Korean, English)
1. Ceremonial Service (Yebul)
2. Talk with a monkZen Meditation (Chamseon)
3. 108 Buddhist Beads Threading
4. 108 bows
5. Tour to hermitages
6. Tea Ceremony (Dahdo)
7. Community Work (Ulyeok)
8. Communal Buddhist Meal Service (Balwoo gongyang)
How to get to Beomeosa
Line 1, Beomeosa Station, Exit 5 or 7.
Take bus #90, Beomeosa Temple Station.
Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is located on the Coast of the north-eastern part of Busan. It seems rare to find the temple along the shore line since typically a lot of tem temples in Korea are located in the mountains.
Haedong Yonggungsa Temple was first built in 1376 by the great Buddhist teacher known as Naong during the goryeo Dynasty. Interstingly, Gulbeop Buddhist Sanctum is enclosed in a cave. A three-story pagoda with four lions can all be seen looking out over the ocean. The four lions are symbolizing joy, anger, sadness, and happiness.
Other special sites at the temple are the 108 stairs and stone lanterns lining the rocky landscape. The 108 steps are beautiful and provides visitors to enjoy the calming sounds of the waves, and view the majestifc sunrise.
Many Koreans come to this spot on a New Year's Day to make a wish for the new year as they watch the sun coming up. During spring time, especially in April, visitors can enjoy the full bloomed cherry blossoms.
The birth of Buddha is also celebrated in the fourth month of the lunar calendar and offers a spectacular night view as the temple area is glowed with lit lanterns.
Address : 86, Yonggung-gil, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan, South Korea.
Hours : 4:00 - 19:00
* Yaksajeon Hall & Bangsaengteo Stie open all day.
Admission : Free
Official Website : yongkungsa.or.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
How to go to Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
Line 2, Haeundae Station, Exit 7.
Take /bus 181 and get off at Yonggungsa Temple.