Everyone knows about Busan because of the hit flick #TrainToBusan, where the movie takes place on a train trying to go Southwards to Busan in an attempt to escape a zombie apocalypse that broke out in Seoul (Northern part of South Korea).
Anyway, enough with the intro because I know you all expected that. My trip to Busan was an unplanned travel for the Holy Week break when my friend booked a flight last February 26, 2018. The airfare was expensive, about 443.10 USD (or Php 23,000.00 Estimated Value), Manila-Busan-Manila. But this was okay considering we flew via Philippine Airlines. It was actually more expensive when I tried checking out the other local lowcost carriers. Sosyal diba?
It was a day after my birthday, March 27, 2018. We arrived at Gimhae International Airport in Busan at around 07:55pm and from the airport, we took an Airport Limousine Bus going to our Hotel in Haeundae for KRW 7,000.00 per pax (Php 360). The trip took about an hour.
We’ve arrived in Noel Business Hotel around 09:30pm and after settling down, we went out and found a restaurant where we had dinner.
After our dinner, we walked back to our hotel and took a rest for the next day Busan Escape.
DAY I in Busan, South Korea: #uBusanYaman Itinerary
1. Haedong Yonggung Temple (Korean Dragon Palace Temple). Located at 86 Yonggung-gil, Gijang-eup, Gijang South Korea. – No Entrance Fee
It took us an hour bus ride going to this temple and it cost us KRW 1,200.00. Here are some photos of the temple:
We were very lucky because only few tourists were visiting this temple when we were there. We stayed for about an hour. We tried the dried Octopus snack and explored the area and took a lot of photos. This temple is one of a kind because it was built along the shore line.
After exploring the Haedong Yonggung Temple, we walked back and had our lunch in a restaurant nearby.
2. Gwangbok-dong Cultural & Fashion Street. Located at Gwangbokdong 2, Jung-gu, Busan South Korea. It’s almost a 2-hr bus ride from the Headong Yonggung Temple.
3. Busan Tower – Located at 37-30 Yongdusan-gil, Gwangbokdong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea. No Entrance Fee
We did not try to go to the tower itself because it was dark already. The only thing we did was to take photos of the area, walked around for about 30minutes and went back to the subway station to go back to our hotel.