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“dried fruit”(2 reviews)
“great market”(2 reviews)
Jungang-dong, Sokcho, Gangwon-do, South Korea
+82 33-633-3501
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Jungang market is a great place to visit. The stall holders are really friendly. Lots of finger food on offer. We tried the fried chicken pieces very tasty, also the Korean pancake. I bought some dried squid 🐙 to take home for my son, as...More

Thank spudman2015
Reviewed 9 July 2018

As soon as we checked in at our GH we headed for Jungang Market but by the time we arrived there at 7 pm most of the stalls were closed. We did return another day in the morning when it was crowded with locals purchasing...More

Thank palawanismyhome
Reviewed 3 July 2018

The market is easy to find in the city center. It is not very large, in an hour one has seen it all. There are lots of chicken stalls, very famous ones, and then there is a plethora of seafood and fish stalls, from fresh...More

Thank GlobetrotterJ16
Reviewed 29 May 2018

every fish known to man is there served in every way you can think and you have to go and see it unbelievable . i purchased a sea cucumber there that we ate latter raw with a bottle of Japanese whiskey

Thank mark w
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Amazing market. Well worth a browse if passing through to get to Seoraksan Park. We bought some spices and dried fruit here as presents. We also ate mixed sausage soup at one of the many cafes. They also sell delicious sweet, salty and sticky coated...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Great place, a must-do especially in Sokcho where there is nothing much going on at night. Make sure to try their seafood (at the basement) and fried chicken (theres this super famous store that sells chicken in this white takeaway box; just look out for...More

Thank Kezia T
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Very interesting visit to fish market with part being fresh seafood and part being dried. I saw some very interesting seafood that I have never seen before! You can pick your seafood and the vendors will cook it for you! The fried prawns looked amazing!

Thank EllieandSherlock
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

A must for foodies! Not just the seafood but there are lots of street food available. Great jumbo kimbap and north korean abai style soondae which is stuffed in squid. We didn't eat any of the live seafood actually.

Thank U C
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Although you can get all manner of things here, the extensive seafood section of the market is what makes this stand out, and tou can find all manner of alive or dead sea creatures. For those who do not like seafood there are also several...More

Thank Jacob S
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Much food,much dry seafood,street food cheaper than in seoul,we're so happy came to this market.but it's only small market

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