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.
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.
Daily 5am to 9pm
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.
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.
Danubi Train Ticket Price : Adults 1,500 won / Youths 1,000 won / Children 600 won
Daily 04:00am – 10:00pm
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.
Every early July ~ late August (depends on the weather)
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.
Daily 04:00 – 19:00
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.
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.
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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.
Adults (ages 19 and up): 19,000 won / Youths (ages 13-18): 17,000 won / Children (ages 3-12): 15,000 won
Mon-Thu : 10:00-20:00 / Fri-Sun & Holidays: 09:00-22:00
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.
Entry to the spa is ₩8,000, additional ₩2,000 on Sunday/holidays.
Daily 5:30 – 22:00 (Entry allowed until 21:00)
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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