If you are planning to visit other places in Korea outside Seoul, then you shouldn’t miss going to Busan. It is Korea’s second largest city and the country’s largest port city. You can definitely have fun visiting a lot of places and enjoy many activities and attractions. Moreover, the city offers delicious cuisine that you must try! Only got a day to stay in Busan? Here is a detailed and uncomplicated day tour itinerary in Busan that you can follow:
9:00 AM to 12:00 NN – Morning Tour at Gamcheon Culture Village
Start your day tour in Busan by visiting the city’s Manchu Picchu – the Gamcheon Culture Village (감천 문화마을). It is the colorful village that is famous for its cute and colorful houses, artistic streets, steep stairs and, twisting alleys. The village has been a well-known tourist destination in Busan among locals and foreign tourists after the government turned it into a cultural hub with a public art-themed renovation. The residents and local artists in the cillage even help in its renovation.
For a more detailed guide to Gamcheon Culture Village, click here.
203, Gamnae 2-ro, Saha-gu, Busan
How to get there
- Take a subway and get off at Goejeong Station (Busan Subway Line 1), Exit 6.
- From Exit 6, take Bus Saha 1 or Saha 1-1 and get off at to Gamcheon Elementary School Bus Stop.
12:30 NN to 2:30 PM – Eat and Shop at Gukje Market
After taking long walks at Gamcheon Culture Village, you can visit Busan’s largest traditional market – the Gukje Market. It is an “all-in-one-market” that sells a wide variety of products such as food, clothing and even appliances and electronic items. You can freely shop from its wide selection of stores and enjoy good conversations with the market vendors. You can even ask for discounts from the local vendors!
Gujke Market also features several streets exclusively for food, clothing and entertainment. In Arirang Street, you can find Gukje Market Food Street where you can have your lunch. You can even experience eating in an outdoor seating area along the street while sitting on a bench. In addition, you can also buy affordable and fashionable clothes for as low as 1,000 Korean won at Gukje Market Youth Street (국제시장 젊음의거리). After eating, you might also want to watch movie at the BIFF Square.
Gukje Market is also close to Bupyeong Kkangtong Market, one of the oldest traditional market in Korea.
For a more detailed guide to Gukje Market, click here.
35 Gwangbok-ro, Jung-gu, Busa
How to get to Gukje Market from Gamcheon Culture Village
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM – Afternoon Tour at Busan Tower
After eating, shopping and watching movie at Gukje Market, head to Busan Tower and see a stunning view of Busan. It is a 120-meter high tower at 69 meters above sea level located at Yongdusan Park. It also offers a stunning night view of the Statue of the Great Admiral Yi Sun-sin, the Bell of the Citizens, and many more.
For a more detailed guide to Busan Tower, click here.
37-55, Yongdusan-gil, Jung-gu, Busan
How to get to Busan Tower from Gukje Market
From Gukje Market, Busan Tower is just a 10-minute walk. Here’s a map:
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Learn at Busan Modern History Museum
Just 9-minute walk from Busan Tower is the Busan Modern History Museum. Visiting this museum will make you know and appreciate the modern and contemporary history of Busan. It displays relics and exhibits related to the city and how it became significant in the history of Korea.
For a more detailed guide to Busan Modern History Museum, click here.
104 Daecheong-ro, Daecheongdong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Busan
How to get to Busan Modern History Museum from Busan Tower
Here’s a map to guide your 9-minute walk from Busan Tower to Busan Modern History Museum:
7:00 PM to Evening – Relax at Gwangalli Beach
To end your day tour in Busan, visit one of its famous beaches – the Gwangalli Beach (광안리해수욕장). It is a 1.4 km long beach that is famous for its fine sand. Aside from relaxing at the beachfront, you can also delightful yourself by dining in at the romantic restaurants and cafes nearby. There are also stores that sell famous fashion brands. Moreover, you can have a spectacular night view of the Gwangandaegyo Bridge which exhibits bright lights stretching across the horizon.
219, Gwanganhaebyeon-ro, Suyeong-gu, Busan
How to get Gwangalli Beach from Busan Modern History Museum
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