Noryangjin Fish Market

Don’t pay KRW20,000 for Sea World at 63 Building in Yoido. Go to the Noryangjin Wholesale Fish Market for the real experience. You’ll see stuff that Sea World doesn’t even have.

The Noryangjin Fish Market is Seoul’s main hub for seafood. Restaurant buyers and seafood savvy folk flock here to get the best deals on all sorts of fish everyday. The market is open 24 hours and if you’re really fish crazy, you can come see the best catch of the day get auctioned off daily from 1am – 6am.

For a city girl like myself who does most of her grocery shopping at the supermarket, this fish market was a real freak show. I’ll let these pictures do the talking. Enjoy!

Something smells fishy.

Entering the market. If you’ve been to wet markets in Asia,
you’d agree that this fish market is rather clean.


Fishing for crabs.

Hairy looking crabs that make my tongue itch when I look at it.

Spindly crabs… my knowledge of crab species is non-existent so,
please bear with my erroneous descriptions.

What the heck is that?


Have you ever seen the face of a stingray?
Shop keeper tending to her bounty of marine delights.


Freshly shucked oysters and… er… giant fish head.

How to get there:

  • Route 1: A 5 minute cab ride from 63 Building in Yoido costs only KRW2,100. Do not attempt to walk there from 63 Building or you’ll end up in a mass of expressways.
  • Route 2: Take subway line 1 and stop at Noryangjin station. Ask locals for “Noryangjin si jang (노량진시장)” and they’ll point you in the right direction. Or… follow your nose.

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