Busan is the second biggest city of South Korea and also is one of the most popular attractions that attracts not only korean tourists but also foreigner tourists thank to its beautiful beaches, beautiful scenery, its destinations, markets and various of interesting activities. If you have time, why don’t escape this dynamic city for one day to explore the peaceful beauty of its neighbor cities that are Geoje island and Tongyeong. Geoje island is famous with romantic ocean scenery such as Oedo Botania island and Windy Hill and Tongyeong is a coastal city that is rich in history and culture.
In this post I will suggest you one day itinerary exploring Geoje island and Tongyeong from Busan so that you can come back Busan on that day and still on dinner time in Busan.
Busan -> Geoje Windy hill -> Tongyeong
- Pearl mosaic on chopsticks experience at Sebyeongkwan Samdosugunthongjeyeong
- Tongyeong yacht tour
- Come back Busan
Windy Hill in Geoje island
After having breakfast at hotel in Busan, we drove to Windy Hill in Geoje island and it took us 40 minutes driving (from our hotel). Along the way to the first destination, we could admire the coastline beauty through window. The sunshine made the blue sea bling bling.
Geoje island has a nice temperature that is not too hot on summer and also not too cold in winter. Just hearing the name windy hill you may imagine how windy it is.
After arriving, we parked near to the hill then walk around 5 minutes to reach the Windy Hill. On the way, there were so many small stores that sold korea corndogs and drinks.
We came here in autumn and its scenery is breathtaking. You will fall for this place for sure.
I love the giant windmill that is symbol of this place.
The reeds in autumn turned yellow. It was like all the land was colored by yellow. And this beautiful yellow land was surrounded by blue sapphire ocean.
There are so many chairs that each of them has one street light lamp post next to.
Everything make the charm of the land. Imagine! If there was a couple sitting on the chair and admiring the crystal sea together, how sweet and beautiful it is.
Address: 대한민국 경상남도 거제시 남부면
After 1 hour driving from Windy Hill, we arrived Tongyeong traditional market and had lunch near to there with abalone rice menu. Tongyeong traditional market has so many restaurants near to there so you can come here and choose place to have lunch.
Pearl mosaic on chopsticks experience
Tongyeong is the place where the Korean pearl cultivating industry was born and now a day is the only city in entire country that produces jewelry pearls. Beside of that, pearl mosaic of this coastal city is also famous.
We experienced creating pearl mosaic on chopsticks at Sebyeongkwan Samdosugunthongjeyeong (세병관 삼도수군통제영). Anyways, before starting this interesting experience, let’s explore this place first! You can wear soldier hanbok for free and take photo around this place.
Climbing up, we reached the special Sebyeongkwan with no windows, or doors, or walls. Crossing this hall was the pearl mosaic on chopstick experience house.
First of all, the artist told us about how to decorate with pearl mosaic and egg mosaic. All of those mosaics had been prepared so that we could easily glued them on chopsticks. All that we needed to do was creating our own patterns.
After finishing, we gave the chopstick to the teachers to be helped to cover the chopsticks.
Tongyeong yacht tour
Yacht tour is one of the activities that I love the most because I can not only admire the blue sea, feel fresh air but also can have fun and chill with friends. Listening to music, swaying together along to the melody is extremely fun. Like Busan yacht, Tongyeong also has yacht tour programs and it was great.
We booked a live music yacht tour of Ocean Breeze. The yacht had a lot of round bean bag chairs to sit that were really comfortable.
After 30 minutes, the yacht stopped and that was time for live music that was performed by a male youtube singer. And if you or your friends like singing, they can try as like my friends did during our time on cruise.
- Private yacht tour
- 500,000 won/2 hours on weekdays and 550,000 won on weekend from September to June
- 550,000 won/2 hours on weekdays and 600,000 won on weekend in July and August.
- Public yacht tour: 30,000won/person
- You can book a yacht tour on this website: www.waug.com
Address: Oceon Breeze, 269-4 Yeongun-ri, Sanyang-eup, Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
After finishing this experience we went back to Busan for dinner and went to Seomyeon Street