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.
Read My Blog Post : Beomeosa Temple
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.
Read My Blog Post : Jagalchi Fish Market
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.
Read My Blog Post : Gwangalli Beach
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).
Read My Blog Post : Taejongdae Resort Park
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.
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.
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.
For More Info : Hur Shim Chung Spa
Read My Blog Post : Hur Shim Chung Spa
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Still got foods to eat ard 6-8pm at Changseondong Meokja ? thanks.
This Im not too sure what time they close as I was there during noon.. But should be available till evening.
Can you recommend any seafood restaurant in Busan?
There are many seafood restaurant in Busan, you can also try out dining at 1st floor of Jalgachi Fish Market
Thanks for your reply. Any restaurant will do isn’t it? Any recommend dish that we can’t miss in Busan?
For now I have yet to compile must eat however you can try the local restaurant which i tried.. Is recommended. It is located near KBS Tv Station
you put a photo of Copacabana beach (Rio de Janeiro) instead of a photo of Haeundae Beach.
Dear Mariana, thank you for notifying.. Was a mistake on our side 🙂
Thank you for sharing about Busan. May i know where is the best stay convenience for all those attraction.
Appreciate your reply !!!
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?
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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May I know of recommended lodging near all our favourie visits. I am looking for cheap lodging.
Hi Kris, as long as the accommodation is near a metro station, it is convenient to get around Busan
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.
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.
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!!!!
Hi Bimaadhitya, thank you for your compliments, we appreciate it and enjoy your trip!
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
Hi Busan is famous for its beach, Gwangali Beach & Hauendae Beach. You can use this website to find accommodation by price https://www.hotelscombined.com/?a_aid=145012
Thanks for your write ^^
You are most welcome Wawa!
Hey Tommy, its a good list for first-timers… We aimed to visit #6 and #9 from your list, but got re-routed to some other areas once we talked with some of the locals. We also made a short Youtube Video when we got down there. Take a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_VFI8XdtK0
Thanks for the recommendations!
Hi Tommy.. thanks for this ! really appreciate it for us to visit Busan in this coming April..would like to ask if u have your previous iti on your visit to Busan?mind to share with us?and could u share about halal dining in Busan?thank you in advance
Hi Tommy..we have a group of senior plan visiting Busan.
Dat e is 20 to 27 Oct 18.Kindly advise not too much of walking.
Hotel prefer near food plc n shoping
Can you help me with any factories or industries(Small scale or Medium sized) visits for students, as we are travelling to South Korea for an educational trip.
Hi Pratik, unfortunately we do not have contact in Seoul