There are two ways to get to Busan: by bus or by high-speed train (КTX). The bus ride takes about 5.30-6 hours and is not expensive. The cheapest ticket is 24.600 won, and there are also comfortable buses with the internet and with large and comfortable seats (but the ticket costs a little more).
But, if you want to save time, it is better to buy a train ticket (КTX). It takes about 3.5 hours by train. The train has internet, so this time can be spent to good use. On the way, you can work, study, or relax and sleep.
Since the bus takes almost 6 hours to reach the city, the bus will stop at the rest area. In Korean, such places are called 휴게소.
You will be given a time of about 15-20 minutes. During this time, you can go to the toilet, eat in the dining room, or buy popular Korean street food with you and eat on the bus. But basically, all passengers eat their food during the break so that the bus does not smell of food. It is worth noting that in such places very clean toilets, even if many people keep the toilets clean. And this cannot but rejoice. Koreans are very fond of comfort and all conditions for people are created.
On 휴게소 you can have a bite. Usually, they sell fish cakes, ramen, sausages in the dough, etc.
We bought cookies in the shape of walnut with beans. They are very tasty and warm, so it was nice to eat in cold weather. If you are in Korea in the winter, then I definitely advise you to try these cookies. I’m sure you will like it.
After a rather long journey, we got a little tired and hungry. Therefore, right at the station вок found a place where they sold 오뎅. This is a popular Korean fish-stick dish on a stick. One stick costs 1,000 won. If there are no empty seats in the dining room or if you are in a hurry, you can have a quick bite to eat. You yourself pour a hot broth into a glass and drink. The broth can be drunk in unlimited quantities. If you dunk these fish cakes in soy sauce, it will turn out even tastier. They are of different shapes but taste almost the same. Only a few are sharper.
1. Gwangalli Beach (광안리해수욕장)
The first place that every person who comes to Busan should visit is Gwangalli Beach (광안리 해수욕장). This beach is famous for its diamond bridge.
Various festivals are often held here. One of them is the large-scale fireworks festival, which is held once a year. A lot of people come from all over Korea to watch this beautiful show, and tickets for seats are sold out in a few days.
It is always very atmospheric here. This beach is beautiful day and night. In the evenings, people perform here with songs, dances, and various shows, and you can also shot fireworks.
When a person walks in nature, he has an appetite and wants to eat something tasty. We decided for a long time what to eat. Thought to go eat 찜닭 (Korean Braised Chicken in Spicy Soy Sauce) or Dak-galbi (닭 갈비). As a result, they came to eat Dak-galbi and did not regret it at all. They also ordered pasta in cheese sauce. It was very very tasty. Among my friends were people who do not like the rest of the food. Therefore, we asked to make the dish less spicy. There were two types of cheese, sweet potato (sweet potato) and all this went well with chicken.
*I want to give a little advice to all foreigners who come to Korea, or to those people who for some reason cannot eat spicy food. In absolutely any institution, you can ask to make the dish less spicy. Usually, the degree of severity in the form of a picture of 1, 2, or 3 chili peppers is immediately indicated on the menu. But if you forget to say the degree of severity, then 100% will make the dish spicy. Because most Koreans are spicy lovers. You can also ask that you be served hot seasoning separately. And they will not put pepper in the dish. Hope the tip was helpful 🙂
2. Dongbaekseom Island (동백섬)
Dongbaekseom Island is an island located off one end of Busan’s famous Haeundae Beach.
Operating Hours: Open 24 hrs;
Admission Fees: Free.
The park is very large and it will take you several hours and a lot of strength to get around it. The park has many photo zones with beautiful and very beautiful views of Busan skyscrapers and the sea.
It turns out here are such beautiful photos. I definitely advise you to visit this park in order to gain strength and energy, as well as to get cool photos.
You will get so many pleasant emotions even if you look only at these waves beating on stones.
3. Haeundae Beach (해운대해수욕장)
When we were in Busan, the “Haeundae Light Festival” was held. The Haeundae Lighting Festival features LED lights installed on Haeundae Beach to create a brilliant sea of waves.
Haeundae Plaza is also filled with LED Christmas decorations, and Christmas carol competitions will be held at Haeundae Square from Dec. 1-25.
Period: November 16, 2019 – January 27, 2020
Venue: Around Gunam-ro Haeundae Square and Haeundae Beach Lighting Ceremony: Saturday, November 16, 2019, 7:00 p.m. Haeundae Beach
Hosted by: Haeundae-gu Office
For more info.: (051)749-4063
Featuring various events, including LED lighting show, busking performances, and photo zone.
4. Songdo Beach (송도해수욕장)
Songdo Beach is a popular beach in Busan. It is fairly close to Nampodong and Jagalchi Fish Market
Skywalk at Songdo beach is the longest seashore path in Korea.
As you can see the walkway is over the water.
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