KTX Bullet Train to Busan Tour
Busan is second largest city in South Korea with the population of 3.5 million.
There is high speed rail road to and from Busan so that travelers can take one day trip from Seoul. Our tour to Buasan is for the people who stay in Seoul but want to take a day trip to Busan.
Our guide will meet pick you up in the lobby (on the 1st floor of your building if lobby is not on the first floor) of your hotel in Soul according to a schedule we will confirm and drive you to Seoul Station where you take a KTX train (High Speed Train) to Busan. Riding KTX is also very interesting activity.
At your arrival at Busan station, our local guide will pick you up and will go on to Busan City Tour.
After the Busan City Tour you will be transferred back to the Busan station to take a KTX train. You will arrive at Seoul station after 2 hour 40 minutes KTX train ride.
At your arrival at the Seoul Station, our driver will pick you up ant drop you off at your hotel.
KTX (High speed train, Bullet Train) - to an from Busan
KTX train is the high speed train (Bullet train) in South Korea connecting Seoul and provincial major cities. You can reach Busan, Gyeongju and Gangreung within 3 hours. KTX train tickets will be provided at the time of booking through e-mail.
Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is situated on the coast of the north-eastern portion of Busan. This superb attraction offers visitors the rare find of a temple along the shore line (most temples in Korea are located in the mountains).
Haedong Yonggungsa Temple was first built in 1376 by the great Buddhist teacher known as Naong during the Goryeo Dynasty. Haesu Gwaneum Daebul (Seawater Great Goddess Buddha), Daeungjeon Main Sanctuary, Yongwangdang Shrine, Gulbeop Buddhist Sanctum (enclosed in a cave), and a three-story pagoda with four lions can all be seen looking out over the ocean.
The main sanctuary of the temple was reconstructed in 1970 with careful attention paid to the colors that were traditionally used in such structures. On the right-hand side, inside the a cave, is a uniquely designed Buddhist sanctum, while situated just in front of the main sanctuary is a three-story pagoda with four lions. The four lions are symbolizing joy, anger, sadness, and happiness.
Other special sites at the temple are the 108 stairs and stone lanterns lining the rocky landscape. After going down the 108 steps, one will be delighted with the beauty of the temple. Midway down the 108 steps one can stop and enjoy the calming sounds of the waves, and view the majestic sunrise.
Many people often come to this spot on New Year's Day to make a wish for the new year as they watch the sun come up. April is an especially beautiful time of year with cherry blossoms in full bloom. The birth of Buddha is also celebrated in the fourth month of the lunar calendar and offers a spectacular night view as the temple area is aglow with lit lanterns.
Haeundae Beach is the most famous beach in Busan and it is also famous in South Korea for summer holidays or just take fresh air all year around.
The white sand beach is roughly 1.5 km long, over a 30~50 meters wide area, creating a beautiful coastline before a shallow bay, making Haeundae Beach perfect for swimming.
People flock to Haeundae Beach every summer. Haeundae Beach is also famous for various cultural events and festivals held throughout the year.
Gancheon Culture Village
There is 'harmony section of old and new' culture in Busan, Gamcheon Culture Village. New culture is sill being made in this old village.
Gamcheon Culture Villiage is formed by houses built in staircase-fashion on the foothills of a coastal mountain, earning this village the nickname of "Machu Picchu of Busan". The many alleys cutting through this community are vibrantly decorated with murals and sculptures created by the residents.
Busan Songdo Cable Car (Busan Air Cruise)
Busan Songdo Cable Car is over the first official Swimming Beach, Busan Songdo Beach. It is recovery of 29 years later. Cable Car runs 1.6 Km over the beach, sea and mountain. Highest level is 86 meters high.
Actually it is not so long compared with cable car in other countries, but it has very beautiful view of Busan. It is worth to ride to relieve your stress from hustle and bustle of city life.
Jagalchi Fish Market
Busan is located at the Pacific ocean. So it is good place for fishery. Jagalchi Market, located on the shore-side road in Jung-gu, Busan, is Korea's largest seafood market, selling both live and dried fish. And this market is where you can see the lifestyle of the Busan locals.
After the Korean War the market solidified itself as a fish market. Most of the people who sell fish are women, so the vendors here are called Jagalchi Ajumma, "ajumma" meaning middle-aged or married woman in Korean who is very strong and devotional.
This market represents Busan and is famous throughout the country as people go to Busan just for this market.
You can eat fresh raw fish right at the market. Even these days you can see women selling mackerel, sea squirts and whale meat on wooden boxes along the road outside of the market and along the shore.
07:00 Pick up in the lobby (Seoul)
(1st floor if lobby is not
on the 1st floor)
07:30 - 10:10 Transfer to Busan
10:10 - 10:20 Meet local guide at the Station
10:20 - 12:00 Haedoing Yonggungsa
12:00 - 13:00 (Lunch)
13:00 - 14:00 Haeundae Beach
14:00 - 15:30 Gamcheon Culture Village
15:30 - 17:30 Songdo cable car
17:30 - 18:30 Jagalchi fish market
18:30 - 19:00 Busan station
19:00 - 22:00 Transfer to Seoul
22:00 - 22:30 Pick up and drop off
at your hotel
Tour Rate (price per person)
All admission fees to tourists sites
Local English-speaking guide service
Transportation service to Seoul Station with private vehicle
Hotel Pick up and Drop off Service in Seoul
KTX (high speed train) tickets
Meals and beverages
itinerary depends on local conditions