Situated between Namp’o-dong and Ch’ungmu-dong, Jagalchi Fish Market is Korea’s biggest seafood market, consisting of two sections – a fresh seafood section in the western area and a dried seafood section in the east. Jagalchi is derived from the term ‘jagal’, which means small rocks and ‘chi’, a traditional Korean term depicting a village next to the seashore, which makes sense as it is roughly translated as ‘Pebble Village’.
In the past, it was believed that the area where the fish market is situated had many little rocks. One can’t see the little rocks today as the area is entirely concrete, along with the numerous buildings and wharf built across the area. Jagalchi Fish Market should not be considered merely a tourist destination, although that is what some Korean tourist publications would have you think. To visit the place [Read more…]