< NOTE >
** It takes 2 hour 50 minutes from Seoul to Busan by KTX
** After arriving at Seoul Station, return vehicle to hotel is not provided
** Reservation is needed until at least 7 days prior
** Peak-season : 24th Jul. ~ 16th Aug.
|MINIMUM NUMBER||3 person|
|DURATION||Pick-up (around 06:30)|
Transportation, KTX ticket, Tour guide, Lunch, Admission fee
Hotel - Seoul Station - by KTX - Busan Station - by Vehicle - Yonggungsa Temple - Lunch - Haeundae Beach - Aquarium - Dongbaek Island (Nurimaru) - Gwangan Grand Bridge - Jagalchi fish market - Busan Station - by KTX - Seoul Station
Busan, a bustling city of approximately 3.7 million residents, is located on the southeastern tip of the Korean peninsula. The size of Busan is 765.10km² which is 0.8% of the whole land of the Korean Peninsula.
The natural environment of Busan is a perfect example of harmony between mountains, rivers and sea. Its geography includes a coastline with superb beaches and scenic cliffs, mountains which provide excellent hiking and extraordinary views, and hot springs scattered throughout the city.
Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is situated on the coast of the north-eastern portion of Busan. This superb find of a tourist spot and temple offers visitors the rare find of a temple along the shore line. Most temples in Korea are located in the mountains.
Haedong Yonggungsa Temple was first built in 1376 by the great Buddhist teacher known as Naong during the Goryeo Dynasty.
The main sanctuary of the temple was reconstructed in 1970 with careful attention paid to the colors that were traditionally used in such structures.
On the right-hand side, inside the a cave, is a uniquely designed Buddhist sanctum, while situated just in front of the main sanctuary is a three-story pagoda with four lions. The four lions are symbolizing joy, anger, sadness, and happiness.
Other special sites at the temple are the 108 stairs and stone lanterns lining the rocky landscape. After going down the 108 steps, one will be delighted with the beauty of the temple.
Haeundae beach is the largest beach in Korea. The beach has lots of visitors every year because it has shallow water level and fine sand.
Around the beach have well-facilitated accommodations and other facilities, so there are lots of visitors around the year.
The Busan Aquarium contains over 35,000 species of fish, algae, reptiles, and amphibians. This state-of-the-art facility is one of Korea’s top aquariums. The aquarium is spread over 3 underground levels and features an outdoor park. On the first underground level is a souvenir shop and several places to eat, while the B2 and B3 levels showcase the various exhibits.
The third underground level boasts an 80m main (seabed) tunnel. The tunnel experience resembles a walk along the ocean floor with various sea creatures swimming above. This is a very popular area of the aquarium and is sure to amaze visitors.
Dongbaek Island (Island of Camellias) is an island located off one end of Busan's famous Haeundae Beach. Though the years of sedimentation have connected the island to the mainland, Dongbaek Island was originally an island and is still referred to as one.
Dongbaek Island is easy to navigate thanks to the walking path that is built around it. The island has several different points of attraction, including the monument inscribed with a poem of scholar Choi Chi-won, the mermaid statue based on the legend of Princess Hwagok, and the Nurimaru APEC House.
It also offers fantastic views of the Busan shoreline towards Mipo, Dalmaji Hill, Gwangangdaegyo Bridge, and Oryukdo Island. As the name suggests, camellias burst into bloom everywhere on the island from winter to spring.
The Jagalchi Market is Korea's largest seafood market. After the Korean War the market solidified itself as a fish market. Most of the people who sell fish are women, so the women who sell here are called 'Jagalchi Ajumma,' 'Ajumma' meaning middle-aged or married women. This market represents Busan and is famous throughout the country.
If you visit you can eat fresh raw fish right at the market. Even these days you can see women selling mackerel, sea squirts (ascidians) and whale meat on wooden boxes along the road. Every year in October the Jagalchi Cultural Tourism Festival is held, and it is easy to visit because of the convenient transportation provided by the subway. The Jagalchi Market is where you can see the lifestyle of the indigenous Busan natives.