Best Of Busan With Yonggungsa Temple, Yongdusan Park And Dongbaek Island
OverviewWith so many sights to see in Busan, a full-day guided tour provides a great overview. Your knowledgeable local guide accompanies your group to top locations such as Yongdusan Park, Gwangbokdong Street and UN Memorial Cemetery to discover Busans past and present. Visit the unique coastal temple of Yonggungsa, where stone lanterns line a rocky landscape, and explore Haeundae Beach on Dongbaek Island by foot. Enjoy a Korean lunch and round-trip minivan transport from your hotel or Busan Station.
Know More about this tourNote: The following itinerary order is subject to change due to poor weather conditions, unexpected venue closures or road conditions.
Meet your guide upon pickup from your hotel or Busans train station for your full-day sightseeing tour. Begin with a visit to Yongdusan Park, located on Yongdusan mountain in downtown Busan. Ride an elevator to the lookout point inside the 423-foot (129-meter) Busan Tower to take in marvelous views of the parks scenic landscape as well as the sea. Or stroll with your guide to see the parks many monuments and landmarks, such as Palgakjeong (Octagonal Pavilion), the Busan citizens bell pavilion or the Buddhist temple.
Back in your minivan, drive past Gwangan Bridge en route to Dalmaji-gil, a scenic walkway near Haeundae Beach. Here, marvel at the forested pines that blanket Mt Wausan.
Make a stop at a ginseng outlet for information about Koreas famous immune-boosting herb, then enjoy a traditional Korean lunch at a local restaurant with favorites like bibimbap, a signature rice dish.
Continue on to Gwangbokdong Street, the heart of youth fashion, art and culture in Busan. Youll have time to explore just a few of the 100 or so shops, which carry items ranging from bargains to luxury goods. Or simply stroll along the pleasant street, where you can find plenty of places to rest among the flowerbeds and sculptures.
Your next stop is the 35-acre (14-hectare) UN Memorial Cemetery, established by the United Nations in 1951 to hold the remains of soldiers from 11 countries. See the Main Gate, Memorial Service Hall and Dongnae Patriots Monument before driving to Haedong Yonggungsa, a Buddhist temple situated on the coast of Busan.
First built in the 14th century, the complex offers visitors a look at several landmarks, each seen while looking over the ocean. Your guide may point out the three-story pagoda of four lions, symbolizing joy, anger, sadness and happiness; the uniquely designed Buddhist sanctum, which is enclosed inside a cave; and the stone lanterns lining the rocky landscape, reached by climbing down 108 stairs.
The final stop on your route is Dongbaek Island (aka Dongbaekseom). No longer technically an island, as it is connected to the mainland via a land bridge, the rocky promontory juts out from the urban landscape and teems with camellias, evergreens and dongbaek trees. See the Haeundae Carved Stone, a statue located at the islands southern end, and view the 8-foot-high (2.5-meter) statue of a mermaid on your way to Haeundae Beach.
Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel or Busan Station.
Inclusions for Best Of Busan With Yonggungsa Temple, Yongdusan Park And Dongbaek Island
- Entrance fees
- Professional English-speaking driver/guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Busan Station pickup and drop-off
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions for Best Of Busan With Yonggungsa Temple, Yongdusan Park And Dongbaek Island
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Gratuities (optional)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Adult pricing applies to all travelers
A minimum of 3 people per booking is required
Vehicle size may change based on number of passengers
- If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
- Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
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