Gukje market

Local name국제시장
LocationJung District, Busan, South Korea

Gukje Market or Nampodong International Market is a market in Sinchang-dong, Jung District, Busan, South Korea. It was originally known by the name Dottaegi Market, and later as Jayu Market.

The market was founded in 1945 under the name Dotegi Market in an empty lot. It sold goods left behind by the Japanese during their departure from Korea after the Japanese Colonial Period ended. Items procured from foreign trade and with U.S Military members were also sold. This catapulted the rise of the markets business. In 1948 the name of the market changed to a free market and later to an international market in 1950. During the 1950–1953 Korean War, the market became a hotspot for commerce and culture, as people from all over the Korean peninsula sought refuge in the Busan area.

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Phone +82 54 270 2842

Address 36 Junggu-ro, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea

Coordinates 35°6'0.879" N 129°1'41.679" E

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