Top 5 Markets in Busan for Muslim Shoppers

By Rozanne Amath | 20, Nov, 2017
Top 5 Markets in Busan for Muslim Shoppers
One thing's for sure when you plan your Halal tour to Busan you most certainly will not be able to resist the urge to go on a shopping expedition. Shopping is, of course, a very enjoyable activity and in addition to getting hold of amazing deals and wonderful goodies to take back home with you, this is also a great way to catch a glimpse of the culture and daily living in the foreign land you visit. Therefore as you set off on your Muslim-friendly travel to Busan you might want to take a look at these Busan street market options you could drop by to enjoy the most unforgettable shopping experience.


1. Haeundae Market Busan

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As you travel South Korea one of the main reasons you will be attracted to Busan is the amazing beaches that line the coast of the city. Among the many beaches in Busan the Haeundae Beach can be identified as the most famous attractions you must not miss out on during your holiday. Since there is no doubt you would love to relax and spend time basking in the sunlight of one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, you might want to take this time to enjoy a bit of shopping in the nearby Haeundae Market as well.
The market is packed with quite a number of stalls selling anything from fresh produce, clothes and accessories, and authentic souvenirs that give you enough of options to choose from. Prices are quite reasonable and you can even haggle a bit to get to an attractive price point. As one of the more traditional markets of Busan, this is a perfect place to enjoy the unique splendour of daily living in Busan.
Address: South Korea, Busan, Haeundae, Jung 1(il)-dong, Gunam-ro 41beon-gil, 22-1
Opening hours: 24 hours


2. Jagalchi Fish Market

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Over the years the Jagalchi Fish Market in Busan has grown to be a popular tourist attraction. As its name implies this Busan street market is famous for its large collection of stalls specializing in fresh fish and other seafood. The market is almost always packed with large crowds who often buy in large quantities due to the wholesale pricing. You can easily drop by this market which is located quite close to the Nampo Port and accessible via the Busan Metro Line and get off at the Jagalchi Station. There are also quite a number of restaurants that serve up amazing seafood dishes, making this a perfect stop as part of your Halal tour to Busan.
Address: 52 Jagalchihaean-ro, Nampo-dong, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea
Opening hours: Varies, but generally open from around 05:00 am – 22:00 pm daily. The last Tuesday of the month is normally a holiday in the market

3. Jayu Market Busan

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If you are thinking about what to buy in Busan shoes might sound like a great option. In this case, the Jayu Market Busan is the perfect location to stop by. Considered to be a footwear paradise you can shop for any kind of shoes to suit your budget and ideal for every kind of occasion. Apart from the wide array of footwear, you can even grab some affordable clothes and ornamental plants that make great decor options.
Address: 830-24 Beomil2-dong, Dong-gu, Busan Metropolitan City
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

4. Dongcheon Ginkgo Tree Street Market

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Shopping in this vibrant city will not be complete without a visit to a traditional flea market. Therefore this flea market Busan which features around 50 interesting stalls is a perfect place to visit. Since souvenirs to remember your visit to Busan will be on top of your list we highly recommend to a drop by this location to grab some authentic handmade items that make perfect keepsakes and gifts. You can easily spend hours browsing through the wide collections of jewellery, handicrafts and other interesting items on display in the street side stalls shaded by the beautiful Ginkgo trees. The market is also known to host various seasonal festivals and even has its own Busan famous night market during the summer.
Location: Central downtown district of Busan
Opening hours: Weekends noon to 6 pm - extended during peak seasons

5. Gukje Market


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Last but not the least a trip to the Gukje market is something every visitor planning their Muslim-friendly travel to Busan should not miss out on. This site is by far one of the most popular street markets in Busan as it is the largest in the entire city. Here you will find quite a number of traditional stores selling all sorts of things like electronics, fashion items, food and much more at bargain prices. Since the market is located quite close to other major attractions like the Busan Tower and Yongdusan Park, you can nicely schedule a visit as part of your Halal tour to Busan itinerary.

Address: Sinchangdong 4(sa)-ga, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea
Opening hours: Varies, but generally open from early morning to late evening. The 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month are normal closing days.
Now that you know about some of the best markets in Busan for Muslim shoppers, go ahead and treat yourself to an unforgettable shopping experience guaranteed to make your holiday more special.

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