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    TAEJONGDAE: A well-know tourist place for postcard

    by ancient_traveler Updated Mar 25, 2008

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    Taejongdae, Busan's best tourist attraction, lies on the southernmost tip of Yeongdo Island along the coast. Around the highest peak in the center, 250 m above sea level, the seashore is embroidered with exquisite rock formations such as Sinseonbawi, or the Rock of the Mountain God and Mangbuseok, or the legendary Rock of the Faithful Woman. A well-know tourist place for postcard, features fantastic rocks and cliffs standing like sculptures on the coast, shows splendorous views in harmony with the dense forest and waves.

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    Busan Morning Beachfront Seafood Market

    by SLLiew Updated Nov 13, 2007

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    An interesting stroll to see the various different marine product on sale - alive, fresh or cooked ready to eat.

    Take a nice walk through the busy street market and your camera along.

    There are even decapitated pig heads and I had to take a picture of that.

    Location: Downtown near the beach front.

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    one of the eight natural wonders of korea

    by uysijessa Written Aug 31, 2007

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    a trip to busan isn't complete without a visit to haeundae beach, dubbed one of the "eight natural wonders of korea." it has a 2km-long sandy beach (just yellowish unfortunately) where you can just lay on the sand. waters can be a bit choppy though and from what our guide told us, during the summer the beach can get really crowded. a nice thing also about haeundae beach is that the "boardwalk" surrounding it is filled with cherry trees and pine forests. very scenic indeed.

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    HaeWoonDae Beach

    by mkim Written Aug 4, 2007

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    Pusan's hotspot is a strip of beach towards the city's Eastern limits called HaeWoonDae Beach .
    it is where the (now, but more building) 3 deluxe hotels R located
    {(from West) ChoSun Beach, NovoteL(formerly Marriott), and Paradise}
    and where massiF Summer Vacation Migration is measured .

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    Amusement rides at Millak Park

    by DSwede Written Jul 11, 2007

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    Viking Ship at Millak Park

    Originally I was going to write this as a tourist trap, but opted instead to include it in the 'things to do' section.

    If you have ever driven across the large Gwangandaero Bridge, you will no doubt have seen the large Ferris Wheel facing the water near to Gwang-alli Beach.

    The rides cost 4000W each, or you can buy an unlimited pass for 20,000W. But honestly, there is only maybe one ride worth the money. But if amusement parks are your thing, or you have children to entertain, this could be a good spot.

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    visit the UN Memorial Cemetery

    by mitchimitch Updated Jun 8, 2007

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    The United Nations Memorial Cemetery and Peace Park honors UN soldiers from 16 countries that were killed in battle during the Korean War from 1950-1953. It contains the bodies of 2,300 men from Australia (281), Canada (378), France (44), the Netherlands (117), New Zealand (34), Norway (1), South Korea (36), South Africa (11), Turkey (462), the United Kingdom (885), and the United States of America (36), as well as unknown allied soldiers (4) and non-belligerents (11). During 1951 to 1954, remains of about 11,000 men of the UN Forces were gathered here, and remains of soldiers from Belgium, Colombia, Ethiopia, Greece, India, the Philippines, and Thailand (as well as the majority of those from the U.S.A., France, and Norway) were repatriated to their home countries. Plaques bearing particulars of the deceased covers each grave.

    Meanwhile Peace Park spreads across a grassy plain area of 135,000 m2. Some of the sites and memorials include: Memorial Service Hall, Memorabilia Hall, 2 Turkish Monuments, Greek Monument, Australian Monument, British Common Wealth Monument and 2 ponds. The Memorial Service Hall and the Memorabilia Hall were constructed in 1964 and 1968 respectively.

    Open: 9:00 - 18:00
    Admission: Free

    Check out my travelogue for more photos!

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    hot spring pleasure at Hurshimchung

    by mitchimitch Updated Jun 7, 2007

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    Hurshimchung Spa is said to be the best and biggest in Asia! Located in Hotel NongShim, Hurshimching Spa features hot spring baths of every kind depending on the season. When I was there in April (2007), they had the fruity hot spring baths - apple, grape, blackberry and strawberry (I believe). Their baths are said to contain the highest concentration of magnesium in Korea.
    There's also a jjimjilbang on the second floor. Hurshimshung Spa is open from 05:30am~22:30pm.

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    Gwangalli Beach

    by iwys Updated Jun 6, 2007

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    Gwangalli Beach is the closest to the city centre. In the summer it is just as crowded as Haeundae Beach. It is best visited at night, when it offers spectacular views of the illuminated Gwangan Great Bridge. The neon-lit seafront is crowded with lively bars and restaurants.

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    Beomesa Buddhist Temple

    by Ewingjr98 Updated May 18, 2007

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    Beomesa Buddhist Temple was my favorite place in Busan. Considered one of Korea's "Great 5 Temples." It is located deep in the woods and on the edge of the mountains at the northern fringe of Busan. It has many beautiful buildings and is full of worshippers. Definitely worth the trip!

    Beomesa was founded in 678, mostly destroyed by the Japanese in 1592-1593, then rebuilt in 1602. It was renovated in 1613 and 1713.

    From Beomesa, there are trails to Guemjeonsanseong Mountain Fortress.

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    Busan Harbor & Port

    by Ewingjr98 Updated May 18, 2007

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    The port at Busan is Korea's largest port, and the 3rd largest container port in the world. The port boasts 4 cargo areas, plus a coastal ferry terminal and an international passenger terminal. The international port offers ferries to Hakata, Shimonoseki, and Fukuoka, Japan as well as Yantai City, China. The coastal port offers transportation to the following cities in Korea: Jeju, Jangseungpo, Geojedo, Okpo, Gohyeon, Haegeumgang, Chungmu and Yeosu.

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    Nampo-dong

    by Ewingjr98 Updated May 18, 2007

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    Shopping on the main road in Nampo-dong, Pusan

    Nampo-dong area of Busan is similar to Myeongdong in Seoul. It has hundreds of stores, cafes, shops, and restaurants. There is a food-vendor alley (called Mokja Golmok or "Let's Eat Alley") with dozens of little Korean ajumas making local, traditional Korean dishes. Also, look for the black market area, called Gukje Market, if you need anything from the US or Japan! It's kind of funny to walk through this area and see the variety of US goods labeled "not for export" and other similar statements.

    This area is also home to the annual Busan International Film Festival and has some typical Korean nightlife.

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    Busan Tower

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Mar 24, 2007

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    Beautiful Busan Tower
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    From the ground, Busan Tower is an ugly mark on Busan's skyline, but the views from the tower are unbeatable. There are also several shops on the lower levels selling Korean crafts and souvenirs.

    The elevator to the top costs around 600 Won.

    I purchased several wood-burned pieces here that were less than half the price of the same items in Seoul. A portrait of you can be completed in about 10 minutes while you watch... for only 20,000-30,000 won!

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    Yongdusan Park

    by iwys Updated Feb 23, 2007

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    Yongdusan Park is on a small mountain overlooking downtown Busan. It is the city's most popular park and contains Busan Tower, the Flower Clock, a statue of Admiral Yi Sun-shin and the Balkagjeong Pavilion.

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    Temple

    by werna Written Feb 18, 2007

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    We went to the Haedong Yonggungsa Temple next to the coast in Busan. I have seen a few temples in Hong Kong and Korea this one was the most beautiful so far. It is build on the rocks right next to the ocean. We watched the sunrise for the lunar new year. We were the only foreigners there so not a lot of people.

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    The UN Cemetery

    by Tom_Fields Written Nov 30, 2006
    Busan's UN Cemetery
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    In 1950, during the early phase of the Korean War, North Korean troops drove the UN forces all the way down the Korean Peninsula to a small defensive perimeter around Busan. Then, American troops led by General MacArthur counterattacked at Inchon, near Seoul.

    This cemetery memorializes the brave men who fell defending Busan and its surroundings during those dark days. This is hallowed ground.

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