Korea Attractions: Jagalchi Fish Market Walking Tour

Busan is like a former NBA basketball player named Scott Pippen. Do you know who he is? If you’re a basketball fan from the 1990s then you will know who I’m referring to, otherwise you probably have no idea.

That’s because Pippen was the SECOND best player on a team called the Chicago Bulls. His famous teammate was Michael Jordan. Yes, everybody knows who he is! But, Scott Pippen…not so much. He was actually known as “Scottie Pippen” but I was just trying to make a point.

That’s Busan and Seoul in a nutshell. Everybody knows Seoul because it’s the capital, has the largest population, and is good for those looking for a concrete jungle.

Busan on the other hand, is better for those looking for more variety in landscape and activities. Busan has mountains on one side, beaches on the other. It’s a mix of big city feel and small town vibe. Busan is juxtaposed with the old and new country more vividly than Seoul.

The biggest difference between Seoul and Busan is this; food. Yes, we have dwaeji gukbap on every corner, but Busan has the best seafood choices in the country. I have heard time and time again from Koreans that Seoul is lacking in the seafood freshness category compared to Busan. Coming from people who prefer eating their seafood raw, I put some weight on their opinion on this topic. You can’t cover up stale or rancid when it’s served raw.

This is why Jagalchi Fish Market is one of the great Korea attractions when living in or visiting Busan. Jagalchi is more of an area near Nampo-dong, but it typically refers to the fish market building located on the inlet between the mainland and Yeong-do Island where Taejeongdae Park is.

Since purchasing a Xiaomi Yi action camera, a world of sharing options has opened up to me. This little camera is so easy to use and when I strap it to my head, like in this walking tour, I forget it’s even there.

Here is my bird’s eye view of Jagalchi Fish Market in Busan. Enjoy the tour.

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