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Existence in Busan moves in a more leisurely pace to that particular of frenetic Seoul. This is actually the kind of city where should you request a nearby for directions they likely walk you to definitely your destination. Christened "Dynamic Busan" through the tourism board, Busan has witnessed lots of development and lots of glass and steel high-rise structures. Here you may have Korea's biggest seafood market and also the world's biggest mall. Youthful people outfitted in European labels share the roads with typically outfitted senior citizens who without doubt remember a really different Busan. With no work, it's not hard to see remains of Busan's history, in the peaceful Beomeosa temple towards the Not Memorial Graveyard-a poignant indication of South Korea's recent past.

Where You are Docked
The worldwide ferry terminal is situated within the Nampo Dong area. The cruise terminal is approximately three miles southeast from the city center along with a free shuttle is generally provided. The shuttle drops off in the Busan Tower by PIFF Square by Local cafe within the Nampodong area. It's north from the Busan Bridge and shut to shopping, the Jagalchi Seafood Market, Yongdusan Park, and many beaches. Unless of course you speak and/or read Korean, inflict independent exploration by taxi.

Local Transportation
The shuttle fall off is on Nampo-Dong Street beside both Local cafe and among the entrances to Nampodong metro. You are able to go ahead and take metro to mind further out. The metro stations are large and incredibly deep doubling as explosive device animal shelters filled with emergency gas masks. Metro costs are 1,200 or 1,400 Won based on distance traveled. 

For any bird's-eye look at Busan and also the area, mind for that mountain. Yongdusan, named "Dragon Mind Hill" because of its shape, increases 49 meters (161 ft) above ocean level from downtown Busan. In the summit, Busan Tower increases to some height of 118 meters (or 387 ft if you are doing the mathematics) above ocean level for memorable sights. Actually, you can observe so far as Japan on the obvious day. (For additional impact as to the you've just read, place gong seem effect here.)

Things to See and Do
 
Beomeosa. First built in 678 AD, Beomeosa temple sits on the ridge of Kumjong-san mountain just around the borders of Busan, although it feels a global away. This is among Korea's most famous Buddhist temple complexes and it is an attractive illustration of mid-Joseon Empire temple architecture. Beomeosa is really a substantial temple so have sufficient time to understand more about-the primary hall houses the Seokgamoni Buddha and 2 bodhisattvas you will find seven royal structure wings, three gates, along with a bell pavilion having a three-story pagoda along with a lantern dating in the Shilla Empire. A totally free led tour's obtainable in British in the small office close to the bus stop. Beomeosa also offers a temple stay program should you choose to spend the evening. From Beomeosa station (exit 5) it is a five minute walk towards the bus station where bus 90 will require the relaxation of how. Kumjong-san 546, Chungryong-dong, Kumjung-gu.

Busan Museum
Though it features a status to be slightly old-fashioned, Busan Museum was refurbished in 2002 and it is ground zero for that art, culture, and good reputation for Busan. Casual site visitors might not be too thinking about the very first-floor art galleries, however the second floor is fascinating. Here you will find detailed explanation from the the recent past of Busan and Korea, the Korean War, and also the relationship between Korea and japan. The recording installations are in Korean however the relaxation from the texts have been in British. 210 Not-Ro, Nam-gu.
 
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.
 
Busan Museum of Art
Hosting displays by modern Korean artists instead of large title worldwide draw cards is what helps make the BOMA interesting. Recent Korean art and style includes a distinct aesthetic and it is, oftentimes, politically affected. The BOMA offers site visitors understanding of recent Korean background and political considered your eyes of Korea's artists. Situated near to Centrum City, it's really worth taking an hour or so approximately to go to. 58 Apec-Ro, Haeundae-gu.
 
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. Getting there by Metro & Bus : Exit 5 or 7, Beomeosa Station. Walk up a slope beside a bakery shop. Then take Bus No. 90. Opening Hours -- Daily 08:30~17:30
 
Spaland Shinsegae, Centum City
With 22 different spas and water acquired from two separate natural hot springs, Spaland is an excellent summary of Korean health spa culture if you are unfamiliar with it already. The machine is straightforward and all sorts of essential details are displayed in British. Upon entering you'll be given a locker key along with a "robe" much like a group of pajamas to put on outdoors from the baths. For that spas themselves, simply remove, shower, begin, and relax. Shinsegae Centum City 1F-3F, 1495 Wu-dong, Haeundae-gu. Admission billed.
 
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.
Getting there by Metro & Bus : Exit 7, Haeundae Station Line 2. Take bus 181 and get off at Yonggungsa Temple. Opening Hours --Daily 04:00 – 19:00
Taejongdae Park
Escape the bustle of Busan and wander through 200 pine trees and camellias that line the coast only at that lovely park. Most site visitors come for that spectacular sights from the jagged coves and also the distant Oryuk-do Island just past the 19th-century lighthouse. To obtain a sense of the park having to break a sweat, ride the tram that circles the park or grab any of the motorboats services that ply the encompassing coast. You will find also several trails with the pine forests and across the rugged shoreline. Dongsam-dong San 29-1, Yeongdo-gu.

Not Memorial Graveyard.
A trip here works as a indication of Korea's recent past and also the ongoing condition of political matters around the Korean peninsula. Throughout the Korean war, almost 41,000 Not soldiers died and roughly 2,300 people, from eleven nations, are interred here. While all the fallen in the USA and 7 other nations where repatriated, the flags from the twenty-one nations that participated fly within the graveyard today. 93 Not Pyeonghwa-Ro, Nam-gu.

Yongdusan Park and Busan Tower.
Descend lower a number of escalators in the busy Gwangbokno shopping street and into Yongdusan Park and Busan Tower. Though it's a tourist trap, you will find some impressive sights from the city. Indications of a captivating local tradition is visible here: locks are affixed to a fence near the tower by youthful enthusiasts denoting commitment. The secrets will be places inside a box atop the viewing platform in the nearby Lotte Mall. Gwangbok-dong 2, Jung-gu. Admission billed.

Beomeosa Temple -- Beomeosa Temple goes back to 678 A.D., and is among ten HwaEom temples in Korea.It has an elegant ninth-century, three-stone pagoda, along with a colorful primary temple hall, that was built-in 1614.

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
Probably the most beautiful temples in Busan, it's abnormally situated across the coast. Associated with the legend of the great ocean goddess, the causes boast an impressive rocky backdrop.

Ja-Woman-Ch'i Seafood Market
This busy market was established by women peddlers throughout the Korean War, and has been known as 'Aunt's Market.' Traders sell amazing shows of sea food, seafood and exotic seaweeds.

Not Memorial Graveyard
The graveyard was established through the Un in 1951, so they cover 35 quiet acres. Site visitors can walk-through rows of neat stone markers, and examine the stone Monument of Dongnae, built-in 1670.

Gyeong-Ju:Bulguksa Temple & Tumuli Park
Korea's ancient capital supports the royal tombs from the Silla Empire in peaceful Tumuli Park, and it is revered for Bulguksa Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Buddhist shrine built-in the seventh century.

Tongdosa Temple
Frequently known as "the temple with no Buddha," the peaceful Tongdosa Temple stands just north of Busan. Built-in the seventh century, this significant site holds many historic Buddhist artefacts from China.

Cultural Experience
In Buddhism, making & consuming teas are another type of meditation. Calm lower yourself while planning tea, and consider yourself while consuming tea.

Bokcheon Museum and Tombs
Bokcheon Museum has fascinating assortment of the 3 Kingdom period that spanned in the first century B.C. towards the sixth century A.D. in addition to tombs outdoors.

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
Getting there by Bus : From Busan Station, take city bus # 88 or 101. Get off at Taejongdae Park (10 min interval / 40 min ride).   Opening Hours -- Daily 04:00am – 10:00pm
 
Beaches
 
Gwangalli Beach.
Gwangalli Beach 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.
 
Despite the fact that it draws in less vacationers and much more local people compared to neighboring Haeundae Beach, the sands listed here are equally beautiful and also the sights far better, particularly with the Gwangan Bridge spanning the cove in which the strand's situated. The area's full of cafés and bars looking over water, therefore it is a great spot for a sunset or late evening stroll.
 
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.
 

Haeundae Beach.
Throughout the summer time, the whitened sands of Haeundae beach are packed with umbrellas for so far as the attention can easily see (it isn't referred to as Korea's most widely used beach for free). With this thought, a stroll across the shoreline is most likely more enjoyable in the winter months, following the crowds have remaining. Regardless of the season, this gorgeous inner-city beach and also the surrounding neighborhood are locations unto themselves. Make sure to pop in to the tourist information center for any free feet health spa after exploring. Jung-dong 2-Ro 11, Haeundae-gu. Getting there by Metro : Exit 3 or 5, Haeundae Station Line 2. Walk 10 mins.
 
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.
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. Opening Hours -Daily 5:30 – 22:00 (Entry allowed until 21:00) Admission Fees -- Entry to the spa is 8,000, additional 2,000 on Sunday/holidays.
 
Eating Out
 
Best Cultural Restaurants Ciné de Chef -- Centum City in Haeundae is a gleaming, urban paradise where you will find the Busan Museum of Art and the BEXCO Convention Center. It is home to the Shinsegae Department Store, officially the world’s largest department store according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Located on the 5th floor of this gargantuan consumer palace, Ciné de Chef is a stylish establishment that offers a luxurious experience of fine dining and film that’s hard to find outside of South Korea. The restaurant is chic and comfortable, serving gourmet French and Italian cuisine of the highest quality, such as pasta, succulent steaks and beef tenderloin. After dinner, you can catch the latest films in the most comfortable surroundings – big lounge chairs with side tables for drinks and snacks. For special occasions, this is a special treat that is worth the expense.
Ciné de Chef, CVG Centum City, 1495, U-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan, South Korea, +82 51 745 2880~1
 
Sharky’s Bar and Grill -- If you’re looking for some hearty beachside grub, then Sharky’s Bar and Grill is the place to go. This is good old tasty American comfort food, cooked with the freshest, quality ingredients and huge dollop of Cali-soul. Californian brothers Mike and Rick Schneider have done a wonderful job in bringing an authentic slice of San Diego to South Korea, and it’s a good fit for this laid-back beach city. Taking inspiration from a San Diego bar called Sharky’s, the brothers’ small business has captured the hearts of locals and expats in the area, helped by a great atmosphere and super friendly service. Not only that, the food is filling and lovingly prepared, with their award-winning Big Boy Burgers, Mexican fare and prime cuts of steak on offer, as well as a wide selection of draft beers. Sharky’s now has three venues, each with a distinctive character and atmosphere – so choose wisely. The original bar is located close to Haeundae Beach, in the Pale de Cz building, and is a comfortable, cosy neighbourhood local with live music on Friday nights. The second location, right on Gwanganlli Beach, is the largest and has a cool party vibe at the weekends. It also boasts a beautiful view of the Gwangan Bridge, and a custom-built shuffleboard. And finally, Sharky’s newest bar, opened early in 2014, is on the Haeundae Strip, with a bar on the 2nd floor and a restaurant on the 3rd floor.
 
Merciel -- Busan’s Dalmaji Hill is a wonderful cultural hotspot, known as the city’s answer to Montmartre for its cluster of art galleries and upmarket cafés. Fittingly, you’ll also find Busan’s best French restaurant here. Merciel offers an authentic taste of France, with a fine dining restaurant on the lower floor and a brasserie upstairs. Head Chef Hwa-Young Yoon has 12 years of experience working at Michelin-starred restaurants in Paris. Combining this expertise with his own gastronomic magic, he presents a unique fusion of Korean and European cuisine, such as Korean-French-style beef tenderloin steak, spicy lobster tail in black rice risotto and cauliflower, and crispy salmon gravlax with mild curry, coconut cream and herb salad. The restaurant’s name is a combination of the French words mer and ciel, ‘sea’ and ‘sky’, and indeed, the brasserie is the best place to make the most of the magnificent mountainside view of the sea.
Merciel, 154 Dalmaji-gil, 65 beon-gil, Haeundaue-gu, Busan, South Korea, +82 51 747 9845, +82 51 747 9846
 
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.
 
Jagalchi Fish Market Come! See! Buy! This is actually the official motto of Korea's biggest seafood market. As the sleek, new building is distinctive, with glass paneling along with a roof made to seem like seagulls, the nearby roads provides you with a much better concept of the workings from the 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. Getting there -- By Metro : Jagalchi Station Line 1 – Exit 10. Walk 5 mins. Opening Hours -- Daily 5am to 9pm
 
Gukbap Alley -- Haeundae Market, just next to the beach, is a popular tourist attraction and the best place to try some cheap and cheerful Korean street food. There are streets dedicated to different local delicacies, and one of them in Gukbap Alley. Gukbap consists of a hot bowl of soup served with rice and assorted side dishes; naturally, it’s also a local hangover cure. Busan’s signature dish is dwaeji gukbap, or pork soup, and is a spicy, comforting meal. Gukbap Alley is full of rickety little gukbap joints, but two of the most famous ones claim to be the original – Kim Hee-dae Halmae Wonjo Gamasot Gukbap (Granny Kim Hee-dae’s Original Cauldron Gukbap) and 48-nyeon Jeontong Haeundae Wonjo Halmae Gukbap (The Original 48-year-old Traditional Haeundae Granny Gukbap). Apart from pork, there are many other varieties to pick from, including beef and intestines. No matter which type you choose, gukbap is a must-try when visiting Busan, especially if you’re visiting in winter. Gukbap Alley, Busan, South Korea
 
Shopping
Busan comes complete with retail possibilities, whether it is designer boutiques, souvenir Marketplaces, or large chain shops. Peak Nampo-dong area is a great spot to experience a little of all things. Marketplaces sell from crafts and clothing to seafood and food.

Gukje Market. Busan's biggest market sells from clothes and jewellery to bowls of steaming noodles and bean porridge. It's difficult to understand in which the various market structures begin and finish, so when Gukje Market becomes Kkangtong Market after which Bupyeong Market. What's certain may be the lively atmosphere. Remember that the marketplace shuts around the third Sunday of each and every month. 1-4 Sinchang-dong, Jung-gu.

Lotte Mall. A brand new accessory for peak shopping section of Nampo-dong, Lotte's is where you can major worldwide chains, for example Zara and Japanese giant Uniqlo. Youngpoong Book shop around the fifth floor has an array of British-language books for grown ups and kids, however the real highlights would be the 360-degree sights in the eleventh-floor Sky Park and twelfth-floor Observation Deck. 7-Ga 20-1 Jungang-dong, Jung-gu.

Nampo-dong Area. Within the roads running from Nampo-dong Station to Jagalchi Station and PIFF (Pusan Worldwide Film Festival) Square, you will find 100s of retailers targeted at upwardly mobile twenty-somethings and students. Places to look for range from the major Korean cosmetics chain "The Face Area Shop" and Japanese discount chain "Daiso." Christmas shopping fever hits Nampo-dong in December with lots of couples being released in matching clothes to see the elaborate lighting shows. Yet it's in October the area really involves existence with lots of film festival occasions being focused on BIFF Square. You are able to grab a "Hotteok" pancake full of cinnamon and peanuts from the street vendor within the square. 



 
 
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