Saturday, December 10, 2011

Dongmun Fisheries Market in Jeju Island

Visitors looking at the seafood.

Jeju Island is the largest island in Korea, known for its beautiful landscape.

The volcanic island and its lava tubes are included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Jeju is also designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and was recently provisionally selected as one of the New7Wonders of Nature.

Its scenic beauty and academic value as a volcanic region has already attracted tourists from across the world. But a loaf of bread is better than the song of many birds, and visitors find the greatest delight in the island’s delectable food.

As Jeju Island is situated on the open sea, seafood is its specialty. Jeju Dongmun Fisheries Market is one of the best places to experience the freshness of the local products.

It is full of freshlycaught fish and other items from the coastal waters. The market is only 10 minutes away from Jeju International Airport and attracts more than 3,000 customers a day.

Open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., the market features a variety of seafood from fish to shellfish and salted goods on the 3,250 square meter site. It also provides a shipping service and eating area where customers can taste what they buy.

For more information, call (064) 752-8959 or visit (in Korean).

Fisherman empty a net full of yellow corvina from a boat just returned from a sea at a port near jeju Dongmun Fisheries Market.

A merchant moves fish he purchased at the morning auction. Freshly caught fish are brought to Jeju Dongmun Fisheries Market everyday.

An Arrow Squid swim in a tank.

Often spotted at Jeju Dongmun Fisheries Market, Silver Cutlassfish are a specialty of Jeju Island along with Tilefish.

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