< NOTE >
** Accommodation : 3-star class hotel or similar in Busan
** Duration might be delayed due to traffic condition on the highway
** Deposit : 50% of total cost is required until at least 14 days prior (for peak-season, at least 1 month prior)
** Balance : 50% of total cost can be made by cash or credit card on the 1st tour day
** Please enquire at least 14 days prior (for peak-season, at least 1 month prior)
** Peak-season : 24th Jul. ~ 16th Aug.
|MINIMUM NUMBER||3 person|
|DURATION||Pick-up (around 06:30) ~|
Transportation, Tour guide, Admission fee, Hotel, Breakfast (1), Lunch (2)
1st day : Hotel (Seoul) pick-up - Rest in Highway - Busan - Jagalchi fish market - Lunch - Gwangan Grand Bridge - Dongbaek Island (Nurimaru) - Haeundae Beach - Yonggungsa Temple - to Gyeongju - Hotel check-in (Gyeongju)
2nd day : Breakfast- Bulguksa Temple - Seokgulam Grotto - Posukjeong - Lunch - Anapji Pond - Daereungwon Park (Cheonmachong Tomb) - Cheomseongdae Observatory - to Seoul
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.
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 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.
UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in Gyeongju considered the pinnacle of Buddhist art in Korea, Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto were registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in 1995.
In 2000, five districts in downtown Gyeongju were registered as a World Cultural Heritage under the title 'Gyeongju Historical Areas.' As such, it is not an exaggeration to say that the city in itself is a world cultural heritage.
Bulguksa Temple is the representative relic of Gyeongju and was designated as a World Cultural Asset by UNESCO in 1995. The beauty of the temple itself and the artistic touch of the stone relics are known throughout the world.
Bulguksa Temple was built in AD 528 during the Shilla Dynasty, in the 15TH year of King Beop-Heung's reign (514~540). It was called Hwaeom Bulguksa Temple or Beopryusa Temple back then. In 751, under King Gyeong-Deok reign (742∼765), Kim Dae-Seong (700~774) started rebuilding the temple and finished in 774, under King Hye-Gong reign (765~780). After 17 years of construction, the name 'Bulguksa' was finally given to the temple.
According to the historical records of ‘Samguk-sagi,’ Anapji Pond was built during the 14TH year of King Munmu reign (661-681) of the Silla Dynasty (BC57-AD935). Small mountains were created inside the palace walls, beautiful flowers were planted, and rare animals were brought in to create an exquisitely exotic garden fit for royalty.
The pond was originally built in Wolseung Fortress (erected in AD101 during the Silla period), but the fortress was destroyed and now lies in ruins. In 1974, an excavation project revealed large spherical shapes (measuring 200m in diameter and 180m in height) which indicated that 3 islands had been located in the pond. Thanks to these important findings and existing historical records, Anapji Pond has been restored to nearly its former glory.
Cheomseongdae is the oldest existing astronomical observatory in Asia. Constructed during the reign of Queen Seondeok, it was used for observing the stars in order to forecast the weather.
This stone structure is a beautiful combination of straight lines and curves, and was designated as National Treasure in 1962.