9 Must Visit Busan Attractions & Travel Guide

1. Beomeosa Temple

Nestled on the slope of the mountain Geumjeongsan, Beomeosa is an old Buddhist temple with a long history of 1,300 years.  It was constructed by monk Ui Sang in the 18th year (678) of King Munmu (reign 661~681) of the Silla Kingdom

The temple contains numerous cultural properties and relics such as the Three-story Pagoda and the main hall Daeungjeon.

Opening Hours

Daily 08:30~17:30

Getting there

By Metro & Bus : Exit 5 or 7, Beomeosa Station. Walk up a slope beside a bakery shop. Then take Bus No. 90.

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 2. Jagalchi Fish Market

The Jagalchi Fish Market is Korea’s most famous & largest seafood market. During your visit, you can eat fresh raw fish right at the market. One of the must visit Busan attractions.

Opening Hours

Daily 5am to 9pm

Getting there

By Metro : Jagalchi Station Line 1 – Exit 10. Walk 5 mins.

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3. Gwangalli Beach

Gwangalli Beach (광안리해수욕장) is 1.4 km long, 64m wide, and is famous for its fine sand. Around the beach, there are unique restaurants, cafes, and over 300 raw fish restaurants.

Nearby, Gwangan Bridge Korea’s largest double-leveled bridge for cars only, is a must-see in Busan because of the illuminating lights that can produce over 100,000 colors matching the night view of the beach.

Getting there

By Metro : Gwangan Station Line 2  – Exit 5. Walk 10 mins.

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4. Taejongdae Resort Park

 

Taejongdae is a natural park of Busan, South Korea with magnificent cliffs facing the open sea on the southernmost tip of island of Yeongdo-gu.

The park was named after the 29th king of Silla Dynasty BC57~AD 935), King TaeJong Mu-Yeol (604~661). King TaeJong had traveled to many places but this was the place he enjoyed shooting arrows.

Admission Fees

Danubi Train Ticket Price : Adults 1,500 won / Youths 1,000 won / Children 600 won

Opening Hours

Daily 04:00am – 10:00pm

Getting there

By Bus : From Busan Station, take city bus # 88 or 101. Get off at Taejongdae Park (10 min interval / 40 min ride).

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5. Haeundae Beach

Haeundae Beach (해운대해수욕장) is probably the most famous beach in the country. “Haeundae” was so named by scholar Choi Chi-Won (857~?) of the Silla Dynasty (BC 57~AD 935). When he was walking past Dongbaekdo Island, he was fascinated by it and left the carved words “Hae Un Dae” on a stone wall on the island.

Opening Hours

Every early July ~ late August (depends on the weather)

Getting there

By Metro : Exit 3 or 5, Haeundae Station Line 2. Walk 10 mins.

6. Yonggungsa Temple

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is situated on the coast of the north-eastern portion of Busan. The temple was first built in 1376 during the Goryeo Dynasty. During the reign of Uwang, the great Buddhist teacher known as Naong established this temple beside the sea.

Opening Hours

Daily 04:00 – 19:00

Getting there

By Metro & Bus : Exit 7, Haeundae Station Line 2. Take bus 181 and get off at Yonggungsa Temple.

7. Changseondong Meokja Golmok

This is a “Let’s Eat” alley which offers a pleasure of eating snack cooked on the spot in the alley. Nowhere else can you find a place where you can have such a choice of delicious food.

The Chungmu Kimbab (a sort of seaweed roll), bibimbab (cooked rice mixed with hot-pepper paste, vegetables and ground beef), and pajeon (Korean scallion pizza) are absolutely delicious.

Getting there

By Metro : Exit 7, Jagalchi Station Line 1. 200m to Gwabgbokro and turn right toward Changseonsamgeori. 10 mins walk. You can also start from PIFF square.

Read My Blog Post : Changseondong Meokja Golmok

8. Busan Aquarium

The Busan Aquarium located at the entrance to Haeundae Beach, is an ultra high-tech submarine theme aquarium, contains over 35,000 species of fish, algae, reptiles, and amphibians.

It offers visitors chances to experience everything about the underwater ecosystem.

Admission Fees

Adults (ages 19 and up): 19,000 won / Youths (ages 13-18): 17,000 won / Children (ages 3-12): 15,000 won

Opening Hours

Mon-Thu : 10:00-20:00  / Fri-Sun & Holidays: 09:00-22:00

Getting there

By Metro : Exit 3 or 5, Haeundae Station Line 2. Walk 10min towards Haeundae Beach.

9. Hur Shim Chung Spa

One of the oldest spas in Korea. The waters contain abundant magnesium, and temperature is around 55℃. This massive hot spring complex claims to be the largest in Asia with hot, tepid, cold and strawberry milk-filled baths, saunas, pools, and an outdoor section.

On the 3rd floor is a large jjimjilbang resting area, containing (among other things) a restaurant, a beauty salon, an oxygen room, and three ‘igloos’ heated to 81°C, 51°C and 0°C.

Admission Fees

Entry to the spa is ₩8,000, additional ₩2,000 on Sunday/holidays.

Opening Hours

Daily 5:30 – 22:00 (Entry allowed until 21:00)

Getting there

By Metro : Exit 1, Oncheonjang Station. Cross the street and make a beeline for Hotel Nong Shim, the spa is located opposite the hotel connected by a walkway. 10 mins walk.

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23 Comments

  1. Thanks for your reply. Any restaurant will do isn’t it? Any recommend dish that we can’t miss in Busan?

  2. Hi

    Thank you for sharing about Busan. May i know where is the best stay convenience for all those attraction.

    Appreciate your reply !!!

  3. Hi. For the jalgangchi fish market, is it similar to noryangjin? And the temple, is it gonna b a long walk there?
    Can u name some must try food for the food alley?

  4. Hi tommy.. i m planning to go to korea… but im not sure if its seoul or busan….. but i know tht seoul is more interesting than busan.. can you describe busan for me please

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  6. Good evening,

    May I know of recommended lodging near all our favourie visits. I am looking for cheap lodging.

  7. Hi Tommy,

    Great post btw. Lots of good places to see. I would put Gamcheon Cultural Village up there with places that are a must-see in Busan. Also, for people who like to shop, Shinsegae (largest Department Store in the World) would be a good recommendation.

    Thanks for the suggestions, I will definitely try out the Hur Shim Chung Spa as I haven’t been there before.

  8. Hey Tommy

    Great posts about South Korea. I’m going there tmr so your information about Seoul and Busan are worth everything to me. Thanks for letting me know where to go! Keep up the good work.

    Cheers,
    Lena

  9. Hi, just want to say thank you that you blog really help me to find any information about Korea, twice to browse on google and your blog shown twice too, GREAT!!!! one thing that i really like is you show me the name of attraction, time to visit and how to get there, excellent buddy….keep rock!!!!

  10. Hi Tommy, We are visiting my son in Seoul in May but would like a couple days in Busan. Can you recommend a mid range accommodation, with swimming pool? And any day trips to mountains or seaside you can recommend? Thanks, we’re coming from Canada and would like to see Korean nature-based and spiritual sites

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