Neighbourhoods • Flea & Street Markets
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- A colourful historic village. This visit was one if our highlights to busan. We took a taxi to the entrance of the village. Wear good walking shoes when you visit as the streets are hilly with lots of cobblestone stairs. Lots of interesting shops and traditional Korean cafes There are amazing look out points to get views of BusanWritten 1 October 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Interesting place with local delicious seafood. U could by something and ask to cook it upstairs. 24 h cafes on the 3 floor.
Marine smell everywhere 😬Written 25 August 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This is our favourite department store in Korea. It's always so big, so classy, ambience is great & they have a fantastic supermarket. It is quite similar to Lotte Department Store but we would put it one notch up over Lotte.
We have been here 2 years ago & also to every Shinsegae stores in those cities that we visited if it has one.
Of course it's very expensive to shop here. We come mainly for its amazing supermarket, & just browse around this excellent place to enjoy the classy ambience.Written 12 March 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- There's so much to see! Food stalls everwhere, also restaurants and soooo many shops and market stalls!! Every corner you turn, be it a bigger street or smaller alley! Fun to walk around at night!Written 23 January 2020
- Big Korean departmental stores like Lotte, Shinsegae & Hyundai are all upmarket very nice places to visit. Especially their excellent supermarkets.
We always enjoy visiting Lotte supermarkets whichever city we went to.Written 10 March 2020
- I went with a co-worker. We ate fried fish and sides. There are many fresh seafood places along the strip. All are good.Written 4 August 2019
- Another big market selling the usual live /dried seafood, vegetables, etc, etc.
But this market is slightly different in that it seems to specialise in crabs.
Many stalls cum restaurants sells mainly crabs - compared to other markets.
Along the way, the many crabs sellers tried to convince you to patronize them. Every restaurant seems to be pushing & selling crabs.
Here the restaurants sells the different live crabs & steam-cook for you as well at no extra cost.
In Jagalchi, the sellers refers you to a separate restaurant upstairs to cook for you at additional cost.
One stall/restaurant stands out among all. This middle aged friendly man ( think he is owner) speaks well in perfect English & he skillfully convinced many curious lookers to come & see his crabs. No obligation to buy if we don't want to. No hard sell like the rest.
No wonder his restaurant is so crowded! He even asked customers like us to take pictures with him & post them on his Facebook page. Brilliant idea. Free advertisements.
Excellent salesman & businessman indeed!Written 8 March 2020
- Don't make a special trip but on a rainy day, closest metro to our hotel, the mall had a good atmosphere! Or should I say shops in a train station. Whole heap of junk but it was the buzzing atmosphere. We had a browse and got a bite to eat.Written 5 June 2022
- The Outlet store is properly zoned. However, there is no english directory or an information desk where people can ask for directions.Written 12 September 2019
This was a faintly busy night market on a warm June evening. All the cooking that was going on all around us further added to the heat load. It was nice that the street was enclosed to protect the food stalls and vendors from the rain but I wonder if the enclosed roof keeps some of the heat inside.
We tried a number of different items from various food stalls but the following stood out:
A vegetarian noodle dish with a drizzle of some brown sauce came from a friendly Filipina whose noodle stand was right in the middle of the street. It was a little oily but flavorful.
Fish cakes from Gamasot came as plain or four cheese filled ones on their own bamboo sticks. They were placed in a cup and a ladle full of broth (used to cook the fish cakes) was poured inside. The fish cakes were chewy but the broth was richer than we expected. A side of dukboki (made of rice) was slightly spicy and chewy. This seemed to be the only food stall with seats inside, a definite plus, to get out of the street and rest for a short while. We bussed our own trash after we finished eating.
Overall a very good, but tight and hot night market.
Written 23 June 2019
- Where a 30-day visit to Tapei, with its famous Camera Street, did not lead to a trade-in of a Canon camera and the purchase of a newer model, this was achieved effortlessly in the neighboring city areas of Nampo-dong and Gwangbok, in the South Korean city of Busan. Opposite the well-known Lotte Department Store in the Gwangbok district is Nampo Station, where there are five photo shops in the underground shopping mall, while at the start of the Gwangbok-ro, which is also five photo shops next to the station.
At least 1 store, located at the Gwangbok-ro, has a large collection of used equipment and exchanged at a fair price when purchasing a newer model. There are, however, more stores in used equipment that were not checked for possibilities.
The transaction yielded a substantial advantage compared to European prices !!
Finally, the camera was delivered by Canon South Korea in its original closed factory packaging and delivered to the store by courier. The international Canon Warranty is 2 years.Written 16 September 2019
- This is a narrow road fronted by two rows of shops. Food stalls take up the middle of the road leaving two narrow aisles for pedestrians. Still this place is teeming with life. Worth about two hours for us.Written 10 June 2018
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It is disappointed when I was there that night. Almost 70% of the street vendors were close. But I read the official Korea website saying that they open everyday and from 19.00 to midnight. I was there around 9pm. This place is like a regular local market. However, if you want to experience other choice than the tourist area, this may be a good choice for local living experience.Written 19 June 2017
- As we had only 3 hours to ‘hunt’ and ‘comb’ the entire mall, we found we hadn’t much time to see everything.
As our group was big, we split into 4 groups & we contacted one another if there were some ‘good buys & promos’. The younger kids loved the small Pet Zoos with clean & lovely animals, huggable.
The teens stormed into sportswear shops like Asics, Nike, Adidas, Fila and many more. They loved Lacoste apparels as well as the shoes from Asics. There were good discounts! Luxury goods shops had to queue to get in at certain hours and the prices were okay only unless there were markdowns on ‘obsolete’ models.
There is another adjoining mall where there are lots of cafes & restaurants & a foodcourt. We ate at a western cum Korean restaurant, nice pasta, pizzas & salads. Reasonably priced. There are many apparel shops selling very pretty winter wear! Korea made & Korean styles. Lots of accessories as well as cute socks & shoes & dainty handbags.
We were disappointed for not able to find Lotte supermarket, probably under renovation. They used the space for gondolas of wholesale shoes, winter jackets & luggage.
Didn’t manage to take pictures of the mall as we were scrambling to get the best deals:))
Will definitely return if we visit Busan again.Written 9 January 2020
- Lovely surprise, on my way back from Haedong Yonggung Temple, I stopped over at the Radium Art center. It's a small art gallery with few rooms but with so much exclusive art creation from The french photographer Villers. Also, what makes this art gallery so exceptional, is the kindness of the director, she used to know personally Villers and around an espresso she can tell you or explain so many things about the exposition. The art gallery being a bit small, and if you are not an absolute fan of photography i truly advise to couple this visit with other activities around (there are tons of them)Written 2 November 2019
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