I was strolling the streets early on a Sunday morning on my way to Jagalchi fish market. It was December and the street was still very quiet and only a few stalls was open at this time. Others were getting ready to open and preparing for the day.
Some cleaning in front of the store and some laying out the fish ready to be sold. The closer i got to the fish market the more busy it was. I passed the stalls and headed in to the indoor wet fish market.
I walked inside the building but as it was still quiet i decided to head over to the outdoor wet market that is located just next to the indoor market.
Fish was unloaded from small and large fishing boats and the outdoor market got busy.
Passing this i was thinking why not try out the waffles like thing looking like fish? Well i decided to miss it this time and headed in the direction of the harbor as i could see lots of fishing boats had anchored up and was unloading fish to be sold at the marked and transported off to other places in the country to be sold.
The harbor was busy and people was shouting at all corners to make sure the fish got to the right trucks or sold off to the local marked.
All was very well organized and boxes got stored in different location or transported direct on the trucks for transportation.
The Jagalchi fish market is the largest fish market in Korea and you will find fresh fish that can be purchased for a good price. With the location beside Nampo port the fish can be delivered quickly and kept fresh.
The market is famous as many elderly woman run the fish stands and have done so since the men were off fighting in the Korean War. Meals are served to locals and tourist alike in the small restaurants they have set up behind the stalls were they are selling the fish.
A lot of restaurants come here to buy fish from wholesalers.
At the time I left the market it was getting really busy.
If you visit Busan make sure you visit the Jagalchi market. Try out some of the food stalls or just stroll around. Either way it is worth the visit.