BEXCO (Busan Exhibition Center) - lots to do!
Busan's Exhibition Center is a pretty fun trip if you're looking for something to do on a rainy day. The center is a huge building out in Haeundae, and it houses various shows, travelling exhibitions, and a children's indoor amusement park.
We went specifically to see a travelling exhibition: Salvador Dali's sculptures and sketches. The exhibition was fantastic, and had we been ambitious enough, we could have gone to any one of a dozen more that were at BEXCO that weekend.
Admission varies depending on what you go see, but expect to pay around $6-7 USD for admission to any of the shows.
To get to BEXCO, take subway line #2, and get off at stop 205 (Busan Metropolitan Art Museum). Take exit 7 to get to BEXCO.
Driving in & out of the City
considering this is the furthest city located at the South-Eastern corner of the K.PenninsuLa
it is a good idea to have a car at hand
to drive out of city limits, hugging the Southern /OR/ Eastern coast in the weekends,
where much of the stiLL naive towns & nature awaits .
GWANGALLI BEACH: Tourist resort in the city
Gwangalli is one of many famous tourist places in the city where celebrates various festival all year around. Many young people gather around to enjoy exotic restaurants and cafes standing along the coast and a seaside park that was at first used as a bank protecting facility. Gwangalli Beach is a delightful place to spend a day.
Gwangan Grand Bridge long double-layered bridge offer romantic view Busan has over.
How to get to Gwangalli Beach
Busan Railway Station : Take Subway Line No. 1 and transfer at SeomyeonTake Subway Line No. 2 and get off at Gwangan (Exit 3)
Busan Central Bus Terminal : Take Subway Line No. 1 and transfer at Yeonsan-dongTake Subway Line No. 3 and transfer at SuyeongTake Subway Line No. 2 and get off at Gwangan (Exit 3)
Subway : Take Subway Line No. 2 and get off at Gwangan (Exit 3)Walk 5 minutes.
Korea's largest seaport and 2nd largest city !
"Gateway to Korea"
With nearly four million people, Busan is South Korea's second largest city and the country's largest seaport. This gives the city an international flair, with sailors from around the world trooping through and,an increasing number of international tourists.
There are regular international ferry services to Japan, Osaka ,Shimonoseki ,and especially Kyushu island. Kanpu Ferry's daily overnight runs to Shimonoseki are the cheapest, but JR Kyushu's Beetle hydrofoils to Fukuoka run five times a day and take just under 3 hours. There are also domestic ferries to Jeju which take about 11 hours and run daily.
Busan - also called "Pusan" is b uildt on the hills, surrounding the bay
"Densely populated and steadily growing"
Busan city is steadily growing; people exploit the excellent traffic connections via highways, ship and train to the other Korean cities and Japan
Train Ride from Seoul to Busan
We took the KTX (bullet train) operated by Korail from the Seoul Station to Busan. It's anywhere from a 2 1/2 to 3 hour train ride depending on the stops along the way. It was a rainy day and if we had to have rain, I guess spending it on the train was a good thing.
Arriving in Busan, we were near the port. We took a taxi to the hotel, Westin Chosun, which was about another 20-25 minute ride. The taxis were lined up on the street to the left as we exited the train station. If you're staying at the Westin Chosun, do not say "Westin". The taxi drivers are only familiar with "Chosun Hotel". But just in case, the tourist information inside the train station can write down Chosun Hotel in Korean script (or whatever hotel you're staying at) for you and you can show that to the taxi driver.
Rows and rows of apartment buildings.