Haeundae boasts an ideal wide, sandy beach and shallow waters with gentle ripples. At the mention of 'Busan', 'Haeundae' is the first to spring to mind, and it surely is the city's representative spot. In particular, with the buildings and upscale hotels along the shoreline, the beach is well-known for its modern feel.
Available period : June 1st-September 30th (4 months)
Getting there: Subway line 2 to Haeundae Station (Exit 3 or 5) → 600m in the direction of Haeundae seaside.
Since the APEC Summit Meeting in 2005, the Nurimaru APEC House has been the host of high quality international conferences and today the popular tourist spot still sees a daily 4000-5000 visitors. The Korean name 'nurimaru' means 'summit of the world' and the building is modelled on the traditional Korean jeongja, or pavilion. Visitors can feel the presence of the summit meeting inside the building.
Opening hours: 09:00-18:00
Getting there: Subway line 2 to Dongbaek Station (Exit 1) → 800m in the direction of Busan Westin Chosun Hotel → Inside Dongbaek Park
Located just beyond Haeundae, Dalmaji Road is a small, serene walkway on the corner to Songjeong Beach (on the slope of Wausan, or Mount Wau) and has a treasure of beautiful cherry blossoms and pine trees. On the nights of the full moon the moon gently reflects off the sea, offering perfect views. The many modern art galleries and pretty cafes give the place its nickname of 'Culture Street'.
Getting there: Subway line 2 to Jungdong Station (Exits 5 or 7) → 500m in the direction of Mipo intersection
Gwangan Bridge stretches over 7.4km and is the largest bridge over the ocean in South Korea. The bridge showcases wonderful night views and the upper part of the bridge captures the scenery of the sea and nearby cities.
Getting there: Subway line 2 to Gwangan Station (Exits 3 and 5) → 700m in the direction of Gwangalli Beach
Taejongdae was named after the 29th king of Silla Dynasty King Taejong Muyeol (Kim Chun-chu). While traveling around the country, King Taejong had been attracted to this spot with its rugged cliffs surrounded by dense pine forests and the sea and he enjoyed shooting arrows here. Taejongdae is abundant in its cliffs, which seem as if they have been trimmed by the sea, and uniquely-formed rocks, believed to have been formed during the 4th interglacial period 120,000 years ago. The breathtaking views here enable visitors to appreciate Busan's natural history.
Getting there: Subway line 1 to Nampo Station (Exit 6) → Change to bus no. 66, 88, or 101 → Alight at Taejongdae Park
By City Tour Course, you can be free to use three lines of Red Line(Busan Station↔Haeundae), Blue Line(Haeundae↔ Yonggungsa), and Green Lines(Yonghoman↔Oryukdo Islands) with one piece of one-day pass for a day without any additional charge.
For Taejongdae Course (jumbo bus), you can transfer at Busan Station, Yonghoman Terminal, and Peace Park, and a separate additional charge will occur at the time of transfer.
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