Busan is the second largest city in South Korea, next to Seoul. Normally, tourists will go here to hike and visit the Buddhist Temples located deep within the region’s mountain.
Other than it’s majestic mountains and stunning beaches, Busan also offers a wide range of hot springs and fantastic seafood that will make you drool.
This paradise will give you so much more of what you can take…
And to give you an incredible moment once you go on a holiday…
These are the list of 7 places to visit in Busan if you’re planning a perfect getaway for yourself or with your friends or with your loved ones.
Busan Tower can be found at Yongdusan Park which proudly stands at a height of 120 meters. Built only for entertainment purposes in 1973.
At the top, you can see what Busan really looks like, especially at night because it offers a stunning night view of the city. You can also see the Admiral Yi Sun-shin monument, the flower clock, and the city’s busiest port.
Busan Tower was made to give tourists a breathtaking view from the top while having a sip of coffee. You can perfectly eye Busan’s coast line and Skyline and have a perfect picture of it that you can post on your instagram.
Together with your loved ones, you will definitely enjoy the time that you’ll spend here.
Haeundae Beach is one of the popular beaches in Busan. The white sand beach creates a wonderful coastline together with the skyscrapers which makes it an attraction to tourists; local and international.
Other than it’s white sand and buildings, Haeundae Beach mesmerizes tourists with the beautiful combination of pink, red, orange, and yellow painted on the sky at sunset.
The place also offers stunning views at night time with the fireworks, calming breeze of the sea, and the street lights together with the music that can be heard while you’re enjoying your stay at the seaside.
While you’re there, you can also enjoy spoiling yourself with delicious food at Haeundae Market, a 5 mins walk from the beach, that offers local snacks which you might enjoy at the beach.
Haeundae Beach is the perfect getaway if you really want to enjoy the sea breeze and the perfect calm it brings.
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Haedong Yonggung Temple is a Bhuddist Temple built in 1376, originally known as Bomun Temple during Goryeo Dynasty. It was rebuilt in the 1930’s and renamed Haedong Yonggung Temple when it was hit by fire.
It was near Haeundae Beach, a 40 to 50 minute ride via Bus Travel.
Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is not just a place to pay respect but also a place to visit and be amazed on how it was built. There are different statues of the Golden Buddha and there’s the Seawater Great Goddess of Buddha which was looking on the sea.
This temple gives a different vibe from other temples in Korea because it was nestled up against the stoney coastline. They created a small path that leads to the top of the temple that will give you a good view of the sea.
Spa Land Centum City
After a day of walking and enjoying, of course de-stressing is next.
You might want to visit Spa Land Centum City. It is located at the World’s largest department store, Shinsegae Centum City at Haeundae-gu, Busan, South Korea.
This particular luxurious jjimjilbang still offers all the benefits of a normal Korean Spa; from the charcoal room, yellow brick sauna, salt room and ice cold room.
Though they are priced higher than the usual sauna, the experience inside is definitely worthwhile because of its luxurious and elegant design and good amenities.
They have different choices of food inside, though money is not allowed, they still have a way for you to fill your empty stomach.
Upon entering, you need to leave your shoes at the locker room which has the electronic wristband per locker. Those electronic wristbands are an e-wallet and that’s the one you need if you want to buy food. Payment will happen upon exit.
So, what are you waiting for? Add this incredible luxurious spa on your list and be relaxed after being burned out from roaming around the city.
Gamcheon Culture Village
Gamcheon Culture Village is known as the “Machu Picchu” of Busan because of houses built in a staircase-like manner on the slope of the mountain. It was once a slum area but they turned it into a peace of art that all tourists will enjoy.
Every alley of this village takes you to a whole new wonder because of the beautiful street arts and designs painted on its wall.
Though its walkway and stairs are steep and have maze-like alleys; you will still enjoy every step because of the cool climate and the cute houses painted with different vibrant colors.
Besides the street arts, Gamcheon Village also has handicrafts shops, souvenir shops, and even art galleries.
Hungry stomach is not a problem because they also offer different varieties of foods to the tourists.
Gamcheon Culture Village is a must-see place in Busan because it is a cool, quirky place that will take your heart away.
Gwangbokdong Food Street
Gwangbokdong Food Street is a place for an empty appetite. It is located at Gwang Bok-dong Jung-gu, Busan.
This food street offers great delicious food at a cheap price. Merchants also generously give an amount of servings to every tourist, whether local or international.
Other than the foods offered, there are also boutiques of clothes that sell new and second hand clothing.
If you’re hungry and you’re up for authentic Korean street foods, then visit Gwangbokdong Food Street!
Last on our list is Nampodong Market! It’s an old downtown area in Busan but a central commercial and shopping market today!
Nampodong Market offers a variety of goods that you needed; from kitchen utensils, to hair brush, to nail clippers, to dolls, to cheaper but quality clothes, to branded shops and local stores. Name it, they have it!
It can get pretty crowded in autumn every year because it is near the venue of the Busan International Film Festival. Also, it is near Busan Tower, one of the many tourist spots of this place.
Nampodong Market also offers a remarkably taste of different Korean foods that will fill up your stomach; including fried food(튀김), red bean soup(팥죽) kimbap (김밥), Tteokbokki (떡볶이), and other Korean street foods that you might think of.
Add Nampodong Market on your list to visit and shop ‘til you drop!
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