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This course can be a great way to acquaint yourself with the charms of Korea’s largest coastal city. It’s also the ideal itinerary for those visiting Busan for the first time with their family, as it showcases everything that Busan has to offer, from seas to forests, culture, and great food.
Day 1: Haeundae and Songjeong
- Haeundae Beach / Busan Aquarium / Dongbaek Coastal Trail
- Busan Museum of Art / Goeun Museum of Photography
- Haeundae Beach Train
- Songjeong Beach / Jukdo Park
The first thing that comes to mind about Busan is the blue sea. Lined with impressive high-rise buildings along Haeundae-gu, Haeundae Beach is the most popular shoreline of Busan. During sunset, visitors are treated to impressive views unlike anything else. The view of the sun setting beyond the beach is sure to become one of the most memorable moments of anyone’s trip.
264, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan
Walk for 15 min from Exit 5 of Haeundae Station on Busan Metro Line 2
Parking: Haeundae Beach Public Parking Lot
Meanwhile, Busan Aquarium is best enjoyed with kids. Walking through a transparent tunnel, with sea life swimming around you, feels a lot like taking a stroll under the sea. After enjoying the mysteries of the sea, take a leisurely stroll along the Dongbaek Coastal Trail and to catch some sea breeze.
One reason for traveling is also to deepen our understanding of new places and cultures. The Busan Museum of Art and Goeun Museum of Photography are both conveniently located at Haeundae, making them great places to visit to enrich your cultural life.
266, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan
Walk for 10 min from Exit 3 or 5 of Haeundae Station on Busan Metro Line 2
Parking: Sea Life Busan Aquarium Parking Lot
Busan Museum of Art
58, APEC-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan
Exit 5 of BEXCO(Busan Museum of Art) Station on Busan Metro Line 2
Parking: Busan Museum of Art Parking Lot
Goeun Museum of Photography
16, Haeun-daero 452beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan
Walk for 10 min from Exit 3 of BEXCO Station on Busan Metro Line 2
Parking: Goeun Museum of Photography Parking Lot
The Haeundae Beach Train is a tourist train service that opened earlier this year. It runs between Mipo Port in Haeundae to Songjeong, passing through the beautiful scenery of the East Busan coast all the way.
Take a train to Songjeong, which is home to the favorite beach of Korean surfers. Walk to the end of the beach to find Jukdo Park, and take a stroll as you wait for the sunset (or sunrise) at the Songiljeong Pavilion.
HaeundaeBeach Train Mipo Station
13, Dalmaji-gil 62beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan
Walk for 18 min from Exit 7 of Jung-dong Station on Busan Metro Line 2
Parking: HaeundaeBeach Train Mipo Station Parking Lot
Songjeong Beach, Jukdo Park
62, Songjeonghaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan
Get off at Haeundae Station on Busan Metro Line 2 → Transfer to Bus 139, 182, 200, 38, 39, 40, 63, 1001, 1003, or 1011 at Haeundae Stop → Get off at the entrance of Songjeong Beach and walk for 12 min
Parking: Songjeong Beach Public Parking Lot
- Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
- Ananti Cove
- Busan National Science Museum
- Yeonhwa-ri (Gijang Haenyeo Village)
- Jukseong Catholic Church
- Ahopsan Forest
- Jangansa Temple
The fame of Haedong Yonggungsa Temple’s scenery runs far and wide. After all, not every Buddhist temple is built on top of a strikingly magnificent coastal cliff. With the waves constantly crashing on the cliff’s rocks, there is no denying the temple’s majesty.
Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
86, Yonggung-gil, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan
Exit 1 of Osiria Station on Donghae Line → Transfer to Bus 139 at the Osiria Station → Get off at Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
Parking: Haedong Yonggungsa Temple Parking Lot
Ananti Cove boasts stunning views of the emerald sea. Take a seat along the seaside cafés here or walk along the coastal trails to best enjoy the view.
No matter what time of the year, the Busan National Science Museum never fails to delight children with its educational and cultural programs. For parents, what is more delightful than watching your children’s eyes sparkle with curiosity and wonder?
Ananti Cove Town
268-31, Gijanghaean-ro, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan,
Get off at Osiria Station on Donghae Line → Transfer to Bus 139, 181, or 100 → Get off at Dongam Back Gate
Parking: Hilton Busan Parking Lot
Busan National Science Museum
59, Dongbusangwangwang 6-ro, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan
Donghae Line Osiria Station, Exit 1 → Bus 185 → Get off the bus at the Busan National Science Museum stop.
Parking: Busan National Science Museum Parking Lot
Yeonhwa-ri in Gijang is home to delicious and fresh seafood, particularly abalone. Abalone rice porridge, assorted seafood, and tables full of delightful side dishes are not something to be missed. If you find yourself at Yeonhwa-ri, it’s recommended that you try eating abalone rice porridge!
Jukseong Catholic Church was made famous when it served as a filming site for a popular K-drama. This dainty church sits at the far end of the piece of land, overlooking the blue seas beyond. It’s a great place to take a family photo for your album!
Yeonhwari (Gijang Haenyeochon Village)
184, Yeonhwa1-gil, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan
Donghae Line Osiria Station, Exit 1 → Transter to Bus 139 → Get off the bus at Daebyeon stop, 10 mimutes on foot.
Parking: Yeonhwari (Gijang Haenyeochon Village) Parking Lot
Jukseong Catholic Church
134-7, Jukseong-ri, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan
Take Express Bus 1003 at Haeundae Oncheon Sageori → Get off at Gijang Catholic Church → Transfer to Village Bus 6 → Get off at Duho Village
Parking: Jukseong Catholic Church Parking Lot
Two stone pillars stand in this mysterious bamboo forest, as if they are marking the gateway to a new world. Listen to the sound of the wind in Ahopsan Forest’s bamboo trees, and find your healing!
Jangansa Temple sits on the foot of Bulgwangsan Mountain, clad in the vibrant colors that wash over the surrounding lands as seasons go by. It is a well-known destination during fall, and visitors come here to rediscover their inner peace.
37-1, Midong-gil, Cheolma-myeon, Gijang-gun, Busan
Nopo Station on Busan Metro Line 1 → Transfer to Village Bus 2-3 → Get off at Midong Village
Parking: Ahopsan Forest Parking Lot
482, Jangan-ro, Jangan-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan
Get off Village Bus Gijang-gun 9 at Sangjangan and walk for 17 min
Parking: Jangansa Temple Parking Lot
Take a healing trip to beautiful East Busan with your family!