Hotel → 63 Square (Sky Art & Sea World) → Noryangjin Fish Market → Ginseng Center → Lunch → Gwangjang Market →Tteok Museum →Amethyst Center → Hotel
If you are new to Korea, let’s experience the unique daily lives of the Korean people. With 63 floors measuring a height of 264m, the 63 Building is Korea’s tallest and most recognized building with the views of Han River. Along the river, Noryangjin Fish Market is one of Korea’s largest seafood markets which comes alive with amazing and interesting seafood. In the afternoon, Gwangjang Market, selected by visitors to Korea as their favorite market which is very well known for ‘food market’. At the end of the tour, 2,000 old Korean kitchen utensils and tteok (rice cake) related items are displayed here at Tteok Museum.
Tour Course Information
63 Square (Sky Art & Sea World)
With 63 floors measuring a height of 264m, the 63 Building is Korea’s tallest and most recognized building. The 63 Building boasts spectacular views of the Hangang River and the surrounding mountains of Bugaksan Namsan and Gwanaksan.
63 Building has undergone considerable renovation and the basement floor boasts convenient facilities including 63 Sea World, 63 IMAX theater, Korea’s greatest buffet restaurant “Buffet Pavilion,” and a host of other restaurants.
Located in the Jongno 5-ga neighborhood in Seoul, Gwangjang Market was the nation’s first permanent traditional market. Established in 1905, the market today is home to more than 5,000 stores selling fabric, bedding, handmade crafts, ibaji food, and hanbok. Many of Gwangjang’s stores and alleys have remained unchanged from the way they were in the past. It is not uncommon to find noodle restaurants and hanbok stores that have been in business for as long as three generations.
Specialties of the market include bindaetteok (mung bean pancake), mayak gimbap (a type of seaweed roll), vegetables, bedding, imported living goods, hanbok, fabric, and vintage goods. The market operates from 9am to 6pm, except for the food market, which is open until 11pm. Gwangjang Market is closed on Sundays, but the food market is open year round. Recently, the market was upgraded with modern-style restrooms and rest areas.
Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market
Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market or shortly Noryangjin Fish Market (노량진 수산시장) is an extensive farmers fish market in the neighborhood of Noryangjin-dong in Dongjak-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It is located east of 63 Building, and just south of the Han River. Metro line One passes through at Noryangin station near-by. Exit the station at exit 1 and walk under the bridge. Noryangjin Fish Market was established in 1927 as Gyeongseong Susan (경성수산) on Uijuro(의주로) in Jung-gu near Seoul Station and moved to its current location in central Seoul in 1971. In a poll of nearly 2,000 foreign visitors, conducted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government in November 2011, stated that visiting the Market is one of their favorite activities in Seoul.