To tell you frankly, Seoul isn’t the only city in South Korea that’s worth the visit, and you obviously haven’t heard Busan. Busan has recently been gaining attraction and now sees a steady flow of tourists and this city is located in the Southern regions.
The second largest city in South Korea, Busan is a seaside town. It possesses a profusion of seaports, hot springs, and beaches. Anyone who visited Busan can attest that the city is a more chilled out, relaxed version compared to populated Seoul, and contains treasures in abundance just waiting to be discovered.
JAGALCHI FISH MARKET
Since Busan is a seaside town, it has a massive seaport. It is a must for every visit to the city to drop by a fish market. An extremely famous market is Jagalchi Fish Market, for it is Korea’s largest seafood market. You can discover all sorts of seafood, be it live and or even dried, even whale meat as in inclusion.
Tourists can even find seafood restaurants and buffets available with fresh ingredients as there is an indoor and outdoor section to the market.
EXPERIENCE THE HUR SHIM CHUNG SPA
While you are in Korea, indulge in relaxing spas and bathhouses like most Koreans since its arguably compulsory going to one.
One of the oldest spas known in South Korea is Hur Shim Chung Spa. Perfect for mineral spas – the waters used brags generous of magnesium and a huge hot spring within can also be found.
TAEJONGDAE RESORT PARK
One of Busan must-visit locations is the Taejongdae Resort Park. Especially famed for its rock beach and it is set on a cliff. There are even tour courses around the park that cater specifically to couples and families and the highest peak is 250 meters above sea level.
There is also the Danubi Train that travels beyond the park for swift sightseeing. From the rest of Busan city, the park might be a little out of the way, but the extending oceans and the beautiful blue hues of the sea will make your trip valuable.
To pay a visit one of their many temples is another way to fully immerse yourself in Busan culture. Mainly because it can be found on the coast Haedong Yonggungsa is one of the more popular Buddhist temples in Korea. Since a majority of the Korean temples are placed in mountainous areas, this is considered rare.
Haedong Yonggungsa gives an amazing sweeping view of the ocean. To make a wish during sunrise as well, Busan locals often go here on New Year’s Day. Making the temple look even more mystical, there are even cherry blossoms that bloom in April.