What To Expect
Start the tour by proceeding to the Jagalchi Market, Korea's largest seafood market, where you can eat fresh raw fish. This market represents Busan and is famous throughout the country. Most of the vendors here are women and are called Jagalchi Ajumma, 'ajumma' meaning middle-aged or married women. Among the seafood they sell here are mackerel, sea squirts (ascidians) and whale meat. Afterwards, visit the International Market.
Next, we'll visit the Busan Tower in Yondusan Park, a popular landmark in the city. At the top is an observatory where you can see the entire city of Busan. It was designed after the baldaquin of Dabotap Pagoda in Bulguksa. You can buy souvenirs at the shop found on the first floor of the tower where you can find traditional handicrafts such as masks, pottery, dolls and many more.
After breakfast, we'll travel over towards the coast of the northeastern portion of Busan to the Haedong Yonggung-sa Temple. This place is a superb tourist spot as the temple offers visitors a rare find of a temple along the shoreline (most of the temples in Korea are in the mountains). It was built in 1376 by a great Buddhist teacher known as Naong during the Goryeo dynasty. Haesu Gwaneum Daebul (Seawater Great Goddess Buddha), Daeungjeon Main Sanctuary, Yongwangdang Shrine, Gulbeop Buddhist Sanctum (enclosed in a cave), and a three-story pagoda with four lions can all be seen looking out over the ocean.
We'll head next to the UN Memorial Cemetery and stop at the Haeundae Beach before heading back to your hotel in Seoul.
Half twin use at a 4-star hotel
Services of an English-speaking guide
Pork BBQ dinner
Tips and gratuities
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
3 days / 2 nights
4 hours and 30 minutes