Busan Sightseeing Tour Including Gamcheon Culture Village And Beomeosa Temple

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See the sights of Busan in one day on a comfortable coach tour, narrated by a knowledgeable guide. Youll discover Beomeosa, a Buddhist temple on Mt Geumjeong, before a stroll through the hilltop alleys of Gamcheon Culture Village in search of whimsical sculptures and art. Enjoy a restaurant lunch, plus stops to watch the action at Jagalchi Fish Market and enjoy sea views from Busan Tower at Yongdusan Park.

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After hotel pickup in Busan, board a comfortable coach for your full-day sightseeing tour. Your first stop is Beomeosa (Temple of the Nirvana Fish), situated halfway up Mt Geumjeong. As you walk around the complex, your informative guide points out traditional Korean Buddhist architectural features of the temple, originally built during the reign of King Munmu of the Silla dynasty in 678.

Once you’ve explored the many gates, halls, and pagodas, reboard the bus for Gamcheon Culture Village. Pastel houses, sculptures and other art installations adorn the hillside village built after the Korean War, garnering it the nickname ‘Santorini of the East.’ Follow your guide on foot through a maze of alleyways, and make a stop for more photo ops at the Sky Garden.

Refuel with a lunch a local Korean restaurant then continue to Jagalchi Fish Market, Korea's largest fish market. Observe the all-female vendors in their aprons as they wash down stalls filled with an impressive range of seafood and dried fish on display.

Back aboard the coach, head to the popular destination of Yongdusan Park where you can view downtown Busan from the top of the 394-foot-high (120-meter) Busan Tower. If it’s a clear day, look out across the East Sea for Tsushima Island of Japan.

Your final stop, Gukje Market (International Market), provides plenty of shopping opportunities. The wholesale market includes several venues, like Ggangtong Market, Manmul Street and Changsun shopping mall, where souvenirs and good bargains are plentiful.

After your full-day tour of Busan attractions, you’re returned to your hotel by coach.

Please note: A minimum of 3 people per booking is required.

Inclusions for Busan Sightseeing Tour Including Gamcheon Culture Village And Beomeosa Temple

  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

Exclusions for Busan Sightseeing Tour Including Gamcheon Culture Village And Beomeosa Temple

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A minimum of 3 people per booking is required

A moderate amount of walking is involved. Please wear a comfortable pair of shoes

Tour is subject to change without notice due to local conditions

Adult pricing applies to all travelers, except for age 2 years and younger

Cancellation Policy
  • 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.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Perfect introduction to Busan starting with the old and absolutely beautiful buddhist Beomeosa Temple. After a ride through most of Busan, the very special Gamcheon Culture Village with old houses painted in beautiful and clear pastel colours. Then Yongdusan park and Busan Tower with a splendid view of the city, the sea, the mountains. After a fine, traditional lunch, a cosy walk through Jung-gu, a very nice district in Busan. We walked through Gukje Market, a very lively and popular market and BIFF square Busan International Film Festival down to Jagalchi Live Fish Market with an extraordinary amount of fish and women sellers in large rubber aprons. Outside the Jagalchi Market a view to Busan harbour, one of the largest in the world, and a pair of its many special bridges. As an extra treat, we also drove to Yeongdo Island - passing an absolutely stunning bridge - to Taejongdae Observatory with another splendid view to all parts of the city.
    A very friendly and competent english speaking tour guide picked us up at our Busan hotel and - after an exiting day - brought us back there.
    We would absolutely recommend this tour to our friends or anyone visiting Busan.

  • The guide was a subway conductor and had a very little knowledge of English. He tried hard to be helpful but we could not understand him. The Gamcheon Culture Village should not be recommended for people with limitations to walk. It is 1 hour climbing steps.

  • good trip as the tour guide is friendly and good explanation.

  • You need to go on this tour. Mr. Hong was an incredible guide, and we learned so much about the city. I wrote a longer review previously but for some reason Viator did not save it. Regardless, do not hesitate in booking this tour. Try and see if you can have Mr. Hong as the lead for your experience. Thank you for such an incredible part of my trip to Korea.

  • The van picked us up on time, Ms Kim was our guide for the day. It was Dec 1st but the weather was very mild and we only needed a jacket in the shade. There is a lot of walking and climbing stairs, slopes and old very crude stairs built into a mountain. But if you can make it it's worth it. The temple was full of activity because it was prayer time. The cliffs were beautiful as was the Busan Tower. The fish market was extremely interesting with seafood we don't normally get to see. The BIFF and the international market was not so interesting because we live overseas and travel a lot so this is kind of what you see in Hong Kong, Bangkok, etc. The tour was well laid out and we enjoyed it.

  • This tour was a great way of seeing and learning a LOT of in a very short period of time one full day. We visited the Beomesa Temple, Camcheon Culture Village, Busan Tower, Gukje market for some shopping, and closed out the day at Jagalchi fish market. We stopped for a delicious traditional lunch and later enjoyed the ice flake dessert. Our guide spoke EXCELLENT English and was extremely knowledgeable about everything from Buddhism and the Korean temples, wars and history, to fish markets, the Korean shipping industry and economy, etc.. She was funny and flexible and was a fabulous hostess for a wonderful day.

  • This tour was everything it said it would be. Booked for my family of four and we ended up having a private tour. Their tour van is very comfortable and was great for getting around town! Our guide, Young, was extremely knowledgeable and very kind and funny. I live in Korea but didn't know much about Busan, so this was a great way to learn more about the city's history and see all the sights, which are fairly spread-out. Lunch was included.

  • Highly recommended. The tour guides were fantastic.

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