Traveling to Busan, South Korea but on a tight budget? One major travel hack in traveling is to go to these best FREE places in Busan that you can easily visit.
First on this list is the Oryukdo Island. Well, technically, Oryukdo Island refers to a group of rocky islands on the southern coast of Busan. Depending on the day and the tide, it may appear to be five islands or six islands. What’s amazing about going to the location of this island is that you can also visit several attractions for FREE. It includes the Oryukdo Skywalk and Oryukdo Haemaji Park. For Instagram-worthy photos, make sure to head to the Oryukdo Haemaji Park particularly during spring season. For more details, read here.
Adding on this list of best FREE places that you should add in your itinerary is the Dongbaek Island. Actually, it used to be an island but was turned into a peninsula. There you can see a lot of dongbaek [동백] trees (Japanese camellia). It also has a walking path, a mermaid statue and a light house, and the Nurimaru APEC House. This place is just walking distance to Haeundae beach and having a morning walk there will be a perfect way to start your day. Read more about Dongbaek Island here.
Speaking of beaches, you will absolutely love the beaches in Busan for the admission there is also FREE. There are various beaches in Busan the famous ones are the Haeundae Beach, Songdo Beach, Gwangalli Beach and Dadaepo Beach. Each beach has its own unique characteristics and different vibes. For night outs with friends, you should consider going to Haeundae and Gwangalli. While for family trips or day tours, you should add Songdo and Dadaepo in your must-visit destinations especially during summer time. For more information about the best public beaches in Busan, click here.
Of course, this list of best FREE places in Busan wouldn’t be complete with mentioning the Gamcheon Culture Village. This place is dubbed as Busan’s Machu Picchu and Korea’s Santorini. It is famous for its cute and colorful houses, artistic streets, steep stairs and, twisting alleys. There are also several Instagram-worthy coffee shops inside the village where you can grab a drink and snacks when you get exhausted from walking around. Some stores are even managed by the village council where proceeds are then used for the benefit of the villagers as well.
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