Busan’s Fifth-day Markets
Let’s find out the charm about Busan
Fifth-day market refers to a market that is held every five days, and it is only open six times a month. In the history of Korea, the fifth-day market was a place for commerce that preceded the modern-day market that opens every day. You probably heard of the famous fifth-day market in Jeju Island, but Busan has its interesting fifth-day markets. Let’s find out more!
Gupo Fifth-day MarketGupo Fifth-day Market is the most famous and oldest fifth-day market in Busan. The market is held on dates ending with the digits “3” and “8.” Thus, it is open on the 3rd, 8th, 13th, 18th, 23rd, and 28th of the month.
“Can you give me a discount?” “All right, young man. I’ll give it to you for less!”
Then the young man received a generously filled-up basket. In the fifth-day market, you can experience the traditional culture of Korea and enjoy the fun of bargaining in a foreign country. It’s a lot of fun!
Unlike other fifth-day markets, Gupo Fifth-day Market has a cover when it rains. Thus, you able to go to the market even on a rainy day.
Hadan Fifth-day MarketHadan Fifth-day Market is held on dates that end with “2” and “7.” Thus, the market is open on the 2nd, 7th, 12th, 17th, 22nd, and 27th of every month.
Hadan Fifth-day Market is quite large located near the Nakdonggang River, and there have all sorts of products piled up.
Nopo Fifth-day MarketNopo Fifth-day Market is also held on days that end in “2” and “7.” Nopo Fifth-day Market is also known as the “Oshige Market.”
“The products are nice and cheap” is an expression that refers to the Nopo Fifth-day market. The Nopo Fifth-day Market is filled with the sound of people bargaining, which can be really fun to watch.
Nowadays, people shop in clean and convenient supermarkets or department stores. So, fifth-day markets are becoming history for the past. Traditional fifth-day markets are no longer held in most large cities, but Busan is trying to keep the tradition lively. Come and experience the market culture and hospitality from the people of Busan.
When in Busan, don’t miss the fifth-day market!
AddressGupo Fifth-day Market: 1, Guposijang-gil, Buk-gu, Busan
Hadan Fifth-day Market: 1, Jeseok-ro 17beon-gil, Saha-gu, Busan
Nopo Fifth-day Market: 166-4, Nopo-dong, Geumjeong-gu, Busan
Operating Days and HoursDepend on the stalls (refer to the hours)
Service FeesDepend on the stalls
Traffic InformationGupo Fifth-day Market: Walk 140 m from Exit 1 of Deokcheon Station on Line 3
Hadan Fifth-day Market: Walk 190 m from Exit 2 of Dangni Station on Line 1
Nopo Fifth-day Market (Osige Market): Exit 1 of Nopo Station on Line 1