By Expedia, on December 17, 2018

Busan Vacation Ideas for Planning an Itinerary


Busan Vacation Ideas for Planning an Itinerary

[/video-title][video-blue-header]Busan, South Korea is home to towering peaks, endless sandy beaches and a fascinating history. Most travelers visiting South Korea stay in the capital, but those who take the hour-long flight from Seoul to Busan find out why this city is so adored by locals and tourists alike. In fact, there’s so much here that booking a trip to this destination can be a little overwhelming. That’s why we’re bringing you along on a captivating journey through this fascinating city with our Busan Vacation Travel Guide Video. The footage from this stunning city will inspire your unforgettable Busan itinerary and take you on a tour of the city’s best offerings.

Ideas of places to visit in Busan

These are some of the most popular places to visit in Busan. From ancient architecture, to lush parks and gardens, our video highlights the best spots and attractions to add to your travel itinerary. Each point of interest listed below is in order of appearance in the video, so you can easily refer info to imagery and plan your journey accordingly.

Soft Sand at Haeundae Beach South Korea

Haeundae Beach

Haeundae Beach – at 1:30 in the video – is Korea’s most famous stretch of sand. The beach is surrounded by cafés, restaurants and other exciting attractions, so it’s the perfect place to spend a whole day.

City View from Dongbaek Park, South Korea

Dongbaek Park

Dongbaek Park – at 2:14 in the video – is found at the eastern edge of Haeundae Beach. The park is home to APEC house, which overlooks the ocean from the south end of Dongbaekseom Island.

Soft sand at the beautiful Gwangalli Beach in South Korea

Gwangalli Beach

Gwangalli Beach – at 2:46 in the video – is another stunning shoreline in beautiful Busan. Take a dip in the refreshing gentle waters, or roll out a towel on the soft sands and take in the inspiring views. This beach is just a short drive from Busan Airport, so if you’re wondering where to stay, this area is a good choice.

The Haedong Yonggungsa Temple in South Korea

The Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple – at 3:20 in the video – is one of the most unique places of worship in South Korea. With a 600-year history, the mystical structure is a treasure trove of stories and secrets. If you’re on the hunt for unique things to do in Busan, this holy site is a must.

Statue at Taejongdae Park in South Korea

Taejongdae Park

Taejongdae Park – at 3:40 in the video – is another of the stunning parks in Busan. Legends say that it was atop these dramatic cliffs that the gods came to relax.

Festival Statue at Dadaepo Beach in South Korea

Dadaepo Beach

Dadaepo Beach – 4:32 in the video – is situated at the mouth of the Nakdonggang River. The wide sands, well maintained facilities and nearby restaurants make it perfect for families. This beach is often the backdrop for colorful festivals and performances, so be sure to find out what’s on offer throughout your stay.

Geumgang Park

Geumgang Park – 5:30 in the video – is home to Busan’s highest peak. Take the cable car up the slopes and enjoy spanning views of the verdant mountains, which is requisite sightseeing. While you’re in the park, visit Beomeosa Temple, and embark on an incredible journey through time. This is one of the most popular points of interest in Busan, so be sure to add it to your vacation itinerary.

Chungnyeolsa Temple in South Korea

Chungnyeolsa Temple

Chungnyeolsa Temple – at 6:05 in the video – is a revered shrine in honor of Busan’s patriots of old. If you’re planning a trip to Busan, you wouldn’t want to miss this captivating piece of history. Wander around the tranquil gardens and take a moment to pay your respects to the soldiers who gave their lives protecting the city from Japanese troops in 1592.

UN Memorial Cemetery

UN Memorial Cemetery – at 6:29 in the video – is another site dedicated to paying homage to Busan’s heroes. This memorial remembers the brave souls who gave their lives fighting against the invading North Korean army in 1950.

The Colorful Gamcheon Village in South Korea


Gamcheon – at 7:55 in the video – is a bustling village which was once a settlement of makeshift refugee homes. Today it is a colorful maze of laneways, art, Korean street food and much more.  Take a tour of the area with a local guide to make sure you don’t get lost!

Inspiration for traveling to Busan

Want some more travel inspiration? Browse our image gallery to see unique photos of Busan. We feel that good, professional photography is crucial to building the image of a place in your mind’s eye, so we spare no expense to capture the essence of the destinations we visit. The gallery houses pictures from around the world to help you envision that soon-to-be unforgettable vacation.

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