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Busan Shopping – Shops, Stores, Best Buys & Inside Tips

Busan Shopping

Whether you’re looking for a great item to bring back home or just a spot to grab excellent street food, here are tips for shopping in Busan.

Seafood Market

The Seafood Market will put you face to face with some underwater animals you’ve never seen before, many of them weird-looking. At the same time, you’ll have access to exceptional street food that is made right in front of you. Whether you want to purchase some produce and take it back to the hotel or you’re just curious, make sure to swing by the market.


This is basically the Macy’s in Busan. The large department store allows you to show name brands you are familiar with and more regional brands you’ve never heard of before. Be prepared to stock up.

Gukje Market

An outdoor market open throughout the year, the Gukje Market is close to the Piff Cinema Centre. You can find all sorts of different food options from sidewalk vendors right alongside clothing and goods vendors. This is a nice spot to stop by when you want to pick up gifts for friends back home.

Busan Tower

Busan Tower is great in its own way in that you can check out an exceptional view of the rest of the city. Of course, it also has a fantastic souvenir shop here as well. This souvenir shop is a bit different from others you’ll find in different parts of town as many of the items for sale here are from local artists. Here, you can land something a bit more authentic than what you might find in the streets.


This is the major shopping district. There are neon signs in foreign languages flashing everywhere. Even if you have no idea what the signs say, it is fun to walk down and just window shop. Chances are you’ll be lured by a number of interesting shops.

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about shopping in Busan.

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