Host City, Busan – Natural Beauty, Tour Spot, Historic Site
1. Haeundae BeachGoing beyond Busan, Haeundae is beloved throughout the country as a vacation spot. It teems with so many attractive places such as 5-star hotels, restaurants, and an aquarium. In addition, it boasts outstanding popularity and receives more than million tourists annually, particularly in the summer season. Haeundae is a must-visit site when you visit Busan
2. Dalmaji-gil RoadMoonlight is said to create a unique emotive effect toward its beholders. The best place in Busan to experience that effect is on Busan’s famous Moontan Road, or “Dalmaji-gil Road.”Dalmaji-gil Road takes visitors through the winding hills around Haeundae and Songjeong beaches, flanked gorgeously with pine and cherry trees. It is also a beloved date course for lovers, due in no small part to its beautiful scenery.
3. Igidae Coastal WalkThis is where you can see Gwangan daegyo Bridge at a slightly different angle. It is a hidden view point whose real view is known to only a few people. The coastal walk gives you a chance to appreciate this area’s natural beauty of the sea and jagged cliffs. Particularly, it commands a world-class night view of Marine City as well as Gwangan Bridge.
4. Songdo Beach & Gureum(Cloud)walkSongdo Beach is the first designated swimming beach in Korea. A special attraction of Songdo finally came up. It is Songdo Marine Cable Car that is restarting its operation at June 21st 2017, in 29 years. It’s the first marine cable car across the sea and the sky around the beach. Also, you can enjoy many things to see over the sea such as Gureum(Cloud)Walk, Songdo Coast Bolle-gil Walkway, Taejongdae, Huinyeoul Culture Village, Namhang Bridge as well as Songdo Beach
5. Amisan ObservatoryAmisan Observatory is a place where you can see nature’s magnificent view of the natural sandy beach, the migratory birds, and the sunset’s red glow.
6. Jeoryeong Coastal TrailJeoryeong Coastal Trail, located at the entrance of Taejongdae Park in Yeongseon-dong, Yeongdo-gu, Busan, is a three-kilometer coastal trail that departs at the management office of Namhang-dong and passes through Jungnihang Port and Gamji Coastal Trail up to the Taejongdae Park. Walking along the dynamic waves of the Jeoryeong Coastal Trail will allow you to experience freedom and relaxation. This magnificent natural landscape is a precious treasure of Yeongdo.
1. Gukje MarketIt is an enormous market located in Nampo-dong, which can be roughly divided into several subsections, such as Food Street, Youth Street, Everything Street, Arirang Street, and Vintage Street. It is also known as “Dottegi Market.” “Dottegi Market” refers to a disorderly, bustling, and unusual flea market where people used to sell off second-hand goods and junk at wholesale, retail, or under the table prices. The name originated from the fact that when Japanese people rushed back home following the independence of Korea, their leftover belongings went up for bidding. It has been said that there were lucky people who received a financial windfall at that time. One more thing to keep in mind is that this place is known as the heaven of snacks because each cranny is full of street snacks, including spicy glass noodles, sweet red bean porridge, and spicy rice cakes.
2. Jagalchi MarketJagalchi Market is famous for the slogan, “Come, See, and Buy.” It is a place where you can feel the unique friendliness of Busan. A selected fish can be sliced on the spot for you to eat raw. Watching a flopping fish cleaned into sliced raw fish is in itself an amazing scene. Jagalchi Market is a must-see place for tourists.
3. Gamcheon Culture VillageGamcheon Culture Village is often known as the “Machu Picchu of Korea.” The houses on the terraced hillside, labyrinth-like alleyways and stamp tour will make you want to visit the village again and again.
4. Haeundae Cine RoadHaeundae Cine Road has been created in the Outline of Haeundae where you can see the sea and the beautiful Gwangan Bridge. You can enjoy the movie posters and various movie statues set in Busan.
5. Dongbaekseom IslandLocated at the southern end of Haeundae Beach, Dongbaekseom Island creates a picturesque scene in harmony with a thick forest of camellias and pine trees. Tourist attractions in Dongbaekseom Island include a walking path and the Nurimaru APEC House built for the 2005 APEC summit.
6. Huinnyeoul Culture VillageThe origins of Huinnyeoul Culture Village can be traced to the refugee communities that sprang up in Busan after the end of Korean War. Huinnyeoul Culture Village is one of the best villages to see the coast of Busan.
1. Beomeosa TempleBeomeosa Temple in Geumjeong-gu, Busan, is the third largest temple in the Yeongnam area following Haeinsa Temple and Tongdosa Temple. Built during the reign of Munmu of Silla, it has become famous as a Buddhist temple that has historically nurtured many Buddhist monks. Located at Geumjeongsan Mountain, the temple boasts a beautiful valley and outstanding mountains and is crowded all year around.
2. Headong Yonggungsa TempleThe Portrait of Putai marking the start of the 108-step stairway leading into the main temple site is stained with handprints because of the rumor that touching the belly of the beloved Buddhist deity in this portrait can make women bear and give birth to sons.
3. UN Memorial CemeteryThe United Nations Command (UNC) first created the cemetery to bury the fallen. Later, remains which had been buried temporarily across the country were moved here. The Republic of Korea donated the cemetery to the United Nations in return for the sacrifices of the UN troops who had died far from their home countries. The United Nations Peace Memorial Hall is located near the UN Memorial Cemetery in Korea. It realistically describes the historical timeline of the Korean War, which lasted for several years of gunfire and bombardment and finally stopped through the conclusion of the ceasefire agreement. This space enables us to ruminate on the meaning of peace and think about the future of coexistence.
4. Dongnae EupseongTraditionally In Korea, a wall-fortress was erected in each town to keep it safe from invasions. In this area called Dongnae, there were some borough-states after the Samhan period (the 1st century BC), Geochilsanguk, Chilsanguk, Jangsanguk and Dongnoguk states are told to have been included among these. The Fortress was repaired and expanded in 1713, extending its circumference to 5,240 meters. It had four gates: Jihuiru (east), Simseongnu (west), Muuru (south), and Eunillu (north). A wing fortress was built upon the south gate and small fortifications were erected on the other three gates too. At present, there are some restored structures inside the wall, including the north gate with a fortification on its top, Dongjangdae and Seojangdae, and Bukjangdae, Insaengmun (Gate), Chiseong wall and a fortified small wall surrounding a gate.
1. Dongnae Crane Dancethe Dongnae Crane Dance is not merely a crane imitation, but the use of the animal as a symbol in the dance developed from the Dongnae area’s Dance of Prodigals. Because the area is home to many cranes, the residents are familiar with their movement. This allows for the dance’s realistic depiction by wearing a white coat and a hat while playing musical instruments, such as kkwaenggwari (small gong), janggo (hourglass-shaped drums), jing (large gong), and drums.
2. Lotte Giants BaseballBaseball comes first in Busan because its people are unusually big fans of the sport. The Sajik Baseball Stadium—home of the Lotte giants, the most popular baseball club—features a unique cheering culture embodying their one-of-a-kind love for baseball.
3. Temple stayWhat modern people dream of and long for is to take a rest, to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life that repeats itself like a wheel. If you can't do so forever, gather your nerve to take a break from your everyday routine. Temple stay at the foot of a tranquil mountain in Busan helps you take a load off your mind and find inner peace.
4. Hanbok Experience HallExperience the beauty of Korean culture with Hanbok, the clothing that represents the style of tradition.
5. Gijiang Culture Decorum Youth CenterYou can experience various etiquette and enjoyable experiences of traditional culture.
For more information, please see below links.Visit Busan - https://www.visitbusan.net/en/index.do
Golden City, Gyeongju – The Treasures of a Brilliant Cultural Heritage
Gyeongju was the capital city of Silla for 992 years.The history of Gyeongju, once called Seorabeol, is also the history of the thousand-year-old Silla Kingdom.
Gyeongju embraces Buddhism, science, and vibrant ancient culture that blossomed by the artistry of the Silla people, and the great spirits of Hwarangdo that enabled the unification of the three kingdoms. Thus, Gyeongju is a UNESCO-designated city which should be preserved by the public.
The evergreen spirit of Silla has been alive here for nearly a thousand years. With a thousand years of the evergreen spirit of Silla, Gyeongju is truly a museum without a roof.
For more information, please see below links.Gyeongju Tourguide - https://www.gyeongju.go.kr/tour/eng/index.do
Natural Island, Jeju – A Beautiful Island with Pure Air
Jeju Island, designated as Jeju Special Autonomous Province, lies southwest of the Korean Peninsula and is the largest tourist destination in Korea. The whole island was designated as a special tourist zone, and wherever tourists go, they can look upon beautiful scenery. Every year, about 8.7 million people from Korea and abroad visit this fascinating island that measures 73 kilometers across, east to west, and 31 kilometers, from north to south.
Jeju Island earned the UNESCO triple crown, being designated as a World Natural Heritage, Global Geopark, and Biosphere Reserve as well as one of the Seven Wonders of Nature. The climate of Jeju is quite different from the temperate climate of mainland Korea. Since the island has a subtropical climate as well as a subarctic one, there are many peculiar plants that can only to be found on this island. The unique sight of Jeju Island captivates travelers.