Top 5 things to do in Busan

Things to do in busan

Busan is the second most populous city in South Korea and also well known as the safe haven from zombies in the movie Train to Busan. In real life, Busan is also well known for many things, like its beaches. Of course, with great beaches, comes great seafood and several other things to do in Busan.

11 Jul 18

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Easily accessible via the KTX and domestic flights, below are the top 5 things to do in Busan.

1. Eat all the seafood

Being a port city, expect nothing less from the freshness of the seafood. Abalone can be easily ordered in most restaurants at an affordable price. Busan is also famous for its fish cake that can be found almost everywhere.

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Fish cake bakery in Busan KTX station

Alternatively, enjoy a lobster meal at the food court in Lotte Department Store at Seomyeon for only USD20.

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Sumptuous lobster and mussel meal

Fancy an eel or abalone after a walk along the beach? Be spoilt for choices for large varieties of seafood along the streets near Haeundae Beach.

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Seafood street near Haeundae Beach

2. Visit Haeundae Beach

Spend a day chilling at Haeundae Beach, which can be conveniently reached after taking a walk along the shopping streets of Haeundae.

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Do some shopping before taking a break at the beach
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Plenty of restaurants to choose from
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Talk a walk along Haeundae Beach

How to get there:

  1. Take Subway to Haeundae Station.
  2. Take Exit 5.
  3. Walk towards the beach and maybe do a little shopping along the way

 

 

3. Take lots of Instagram worthy photos at Gamcheon Culture Village

The colorful houses, along with the wall murals are must-sees when in Busan. The slopes and stairs can be intimidating but definitely worthwhile.

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Very steep road
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Wall murals
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More wall Murals
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THE must take photo

How to get there:

  1. Take Subway to Toseong Station.
  2. Take Exit 6.
  3. Walk towards a bus stop in front of Pusan National University Hospital
  4. Take either Bus 1-1, 2 or 2-2 to Gamcheon Culture Village at top of the hill.

Or simply take a taxi from Toseong Station, which is only a 10 minutes ride away and cost about KRW3000.

4. Sweat it all out at Spa Land

A trip to South Korea is never complete without visiting the Jijimbang. Spa Land is a traditional Korean spa with a whopping area of 8264.5m². Located conveniently at Shinsegae Centum City, there are 13 sauna rooms, 22 spas, an open-air foot spa and lots of space for people to rest in between. It’s like everything we see in Korean dramas, but better. Click here to read about our trip to SpaLand.

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Huge spa facility at affordable prices

 

Spa Land
Prices from KRW10,000 per pax
Spa Land
Outdoor foot spa
Spa Land
Roman sauna – one of the 13 saunas

How to get there:

  1. Take Subway to Centrum City.
  2. Enter from Gate 4 of Shinsegae mall.

5. Experience the Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival

Okay, technically, this is not in Busan but come springtime, tourists flock to Jinhae from Busan. Experience the cherry blossom event with loads of street food and strawberries while walking along streets filled with cherry blossoms.

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Gyeonghwa Station
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Romance Bridge over Yeojwacheon Stream

Be prepared to be swarmed by tourists amidst the gorgeous cherry blossoms. Click here to read more about our trip to Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival.

How to get there:

  1. Take Subway to Sasang Station.
  2. Walk towards Seobu Intercity Bus Terminal.
  3. A 1-hour bus ride to Jinhae

Above are the top 5 things to do in Busan on our list. Have you been to Busan? Did you do these things too or do you have other things to do in Busan? Drop us a comment if you do!

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Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival [Review]

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