Shopping in Sokcho includes selecting your favourite seafood. Reasonably priced raw and dried fish are readily available at Daepo Port, Dongmyeong Port, and Jangsa Port near the city. Sokcho's iconic traditional market, Sokcho Tourist Fish Market (formerly Jungang Market) offers a variety of local foods and fresh seafood.


    Ports in Sokcho

    Some of the best places to shop for raw and dried fish in Sokcho are Daepo Port, Dongmyeong Port, and Jangsa Port. Live fish stores and stalls, as well as dried fish shops located near each port, offer a wide variety of fish at affordable prices. 

    Each port has its own charm and atmosphere, so we highly recommend visiting all 3 during your holiday in Sokcho. Different types of fish are traded throughout the year, so it's a good idea to check what's in season before you visit.

    Location: Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea

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    Daepohang Fish Market

    Enjoy Sokcho’s freshest seafood at this charming market

    The Daepohang Fish Market is a quiet and unassuming seafood market in Sokcho. While this historic market has since been dwarfed by the city’s other larger markets, that doesn’t make it any less quaint or attractive for travellers who want to enjoy an authentic shopping experience.

    Along the Daepohang Fish Market promenade, you will find a variety of restaurants serving seafood delicacies. Some venues are styled around the traditional Korean outdoor dining experience known as pojang macha, with makeshift tents and stools set up to accommodate hungry patrons.

    Location: Daepohwanghimanggil 59, Daepo-dong, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea

    Open: Sunday–Thursday from 11 am to 10 pm, Friday–Saturday from 11 am to 11 pm


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    Sokcho Tourist & Fishery Market

    Sokcho Tourist & Fishery Market is located on Jungang-ro, the centre of Sokcho-si. Sokcho Tourist & Fishery Market is The street is lined with over 500 stores where you can buy fresh seafood, salted fish, and specialities of the eastern coast.

    You can also find several restaurants in the underground fish market. Explore the local food alleys in the market that have earned a national reputation for their specialities of sweet and sour chicken (dak gangjeong) and Korean sausage and rice soup (sundae gukbap).

    Location: 16 Jungang-ro 147beon-gil, Jungang-dong, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea

    Open: Daily from 8 am to midnight



    Eat delicious local snacks at this Sokcho market store

    Ile is a great place to buy snackable souvenirs in Sokcho. You can choose from a wide variety of dried fish, which are great as presents for loved ones or anju (drinking snacks) for yourself.

    To find this popular store, you will have to venture through the alleyways of the Sokcho Tourist & Fishery Market, making your way past many other stores with tempting wares. Dried squid is, by far, the most popular preserve at Ile. It has a chewy texture and salty flavour, making it a great savoury snack when you’re feeling peckish.

    Location: 471-4 Jungang-dong, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea

    Open: Daily from 9.30 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +82 (0)33-633-8738


    Sokcho Rodeo Street

    Sokcho Rodeo Street, also known as Seorak Rodeo Street, is on Jungang-ro near the Sokcho Tourist & Fishery Market. Located in central Sokcho, this street has a variety of shops, cafes and restaurants. 

    At night, colourful lights and fountain shows attract locals and travellers to Sokcho Rodeo Street. Every October, the Seorak Cultural Festival takes place in the area, offering family-friendly activities and live performances. 

    Location: Jungang-ro 147beon-gil, Jungang-dong, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea


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