Jukdo market, as it is called, has a long history and tradition.
There are as many as 1,200 businesses here, and, with more than 50,000 visiting the place every day, it is the biggest traditional market in Pohang.
The market formed naturally when street vendors started to congregate on the reed-covered marshland of Pohang‘s inner harbor in the 1950s. Since then, it has maintained its reputation as a trade hub where agricultural produce from Gyeongbuk’s East Coast and parts of Gangwon-do converge.
The market is sectioned into a number of alleys with vendors who carry certain items—for example, a sashimi restaurant alley (there are 200 of them!), rice cake alley, bedding alley, Muk-za alley, etc.—which makes shopping convenient. Surrounding this, there are 12 individual parking lots which can accommodate 700 vehicles.
Muk-za alley is an essential place to visit at the market!
Here, you can find an amazing range of delicious street food, including warm ice cream with Sujebi filling, which costs no more than 2,000 won.
Selling the freshest sashimi 365 days a year, there are also sashimi restaurants here!
This alley offers traditional sweets, for a taste of days gone by, with fresh fruit as well as seafood made with fish fresh off the boat!
The lively shouts of traders and the noise of people driving negotiations at every corner.
The bustle of the market fills one’s heart with excitement.
Jukdo market is a place where delicacies from all over the country come together.
The laughter and warmth of people will make it hard for you to leave.