Busan is South Korea's second-largest city and largest seaport and enjoys four distinct seasons and a temperate climate that never gets too hot or too cold. Busan is known for its beaches, hot springs, nature reserves, and events.
Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is a huge metropolis where modern skyscrapers, high-tech subways and pop culture meet Buddhist temples, palaces and street markets. It is also known for its food, with a mouthwatering array of street food, Korean specialties like barbecue, and fine-dining options.
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Yongdusan Park is a park located in Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea. It sits on Yongdu Mountain (or Yongdusan) which is one of the three famous mountains in Busan. The mountain was originally called Songhyun Mountain, referring to a mountain with sea view through the dense pine tree forest. It was later renamed to Yongdu Mountain as the mountain peak was shaped similar to a dragon's head, protecting the area from foreign sea invaders. The park offers a beautiful view of Busan Port and the surrounding scenery.
Busan Tower is a 120-metre-high tower at Yongdusan Park, located in Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea. Busan Tower was built in 1973. It is only used for entertainment purposes and doesn't have any transmitting equipment. This tower is a symbol of Busan with an altitude of 69m, 120m high. There are two elevators for the observation deck, which has two floors modeled after Bulguksa Daboh tower.
Jagalchi Market is Korea's largest seafood market, selling both live and dried fish. Most of the people who sell fish are women, so the vendors here are called Jagalchi Ajumma, "ajumma" meaning middle-aged or married woman in Korean. This market represents Busan and is famous throughout the country. Visitors can eat fresh raw fish right at the market. Even nowadays visitors can see women selling mackerel, sea squirts and whale meat on wooden boxes along the road outside of the market and along the shore.
Gamcheon Culture Village is a town within Gamcheon-dong, Saha District, Busan, South Korea. The area is known for its layered streets, twisted labyrinth-like alleys, and brightly painted houses, which have been restored and enhanced in recent years to attract tourism. Built on a steep mountain-side slope, the village has been nicknamed "Korea's Santorini" and the "Machu Picchu of Busan". The village has turned into one of the most featured tourist attractions in Busan. It is formed by houses built in staircase-fashion on the foothills of a coastal mountain.
Haedong Yonggung Temple is a Buddhist temple in Gijang-gun, Busan, South Korea. The temple was built in 1376 by the teacher known as Naong during the Goryeo Dynasty, and was originally known as Bomun Temple. It is one of the only oceanside Buddhist temples in all of South Korea. It is also one of the country’s most unique places of worship. With more than 600 years of history, the temple is known for its unusual location and mystical occurrences.
Haeundae Beach is an urban beach in Busan, South Korea. Often dubbed one of the country's most famous and popular beaches, it is located in the eponymous Haeundae District. The beach is open year-round, and various festivals are held there throughout the year.
Nurimaru APEC House was built to host the 2005 APEC Summit meeting at the tip of Dongbaek Island, which stands near Haeundae Beach. This eye-catching glassy building has been one of Busan’s symbolic places. Its roof shape symbolizes the ridgeline of Dongbaekseom Island. The shape of the building resembles a ‘JUNGJA’, a Korean traditional pavilion, with a modern style. The exterior oblique pillars, 12 in number, represent the dynamic city of Busan. Its interior design is a visual display of Korea's creative traditional culture.
The Gwangandaegyo or Diamond Bridge is a suspension bridge located in Busan, South Korea. It connects Haeundae-gu to Suyeong-gu. The road surface is about 6,500 meters long, with the bridge as a whole spanning 7,420 meters. It is the second longest bridge in the country after the Incheon Bridge.
Oryukdo Skywalk is a very scenic and fascinating place in Busan. It is located in a very strategic position where you have a broader view of Busan’s blue and surrounding islets. Oryukdo is one of the only two sites in Busan that is classified as a National Cultural Heritage Scenic Site. The interesting nature’s wonder gave the place its name because they look like five or six separate islands depending on the tides and days. “O” means 5 and “ryuk” means 6 in Korean. This area, including Oryukdo Island and Igidae Coastal Park, was created by volcanic eruptions 80 million years ago. It is believed that Oryukdo Island was originally a small peninsula attached to the mainland, but later it got separated by erosion.
Namsangol Hanok Village, also known as "A Village of Traditional Houses in the Namsan Valley", is a Korean village located in the area of Pil-dong neighborhood in Jung-gu, a central district of Seoul, South Korea where hanok or Korean traditional houses have been restored to preserve the original atmosphere of the area.
Bustling Myeong-dong is a shopping area packed with international fashion brands, luxury department stores and homegrown cosmetics shops. Casual eateries offer Korean dumplings and ginseng chicken soup, while street vendors sell Japanese and Thai snacks. Shows mixing folk music and drama are staged at Myeongdong Nanta Theatre. Nearby 19th-century Myeong-dong Cathedral features a Gothic-style bell tower.
Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is commonly referred to as the Northern Palace because its location is furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeonghuigung (Western Palace) Palace. Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful, and remains the largest of all five palaces.
National Folk Museum of Korea is a national museum of South Korea, located within the grounds of the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Jongno-gu, Seoul. It uses replicas of historical objects to illustrate the history of traditional life of the Korean people. It is a museum that represents daily life and culture of Korea, which is visited by more than 2 million people every year.
Bukchon Hanok Village is a Korean traditional village in Seoul with a long history located on the top of a hill between Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeok Palace and Jongmyo Royal Shrine. The traditional village is composed of many alleys, hanok and is preserved to show a 600-year-old urban environment. It has a lot of cultural centers and museums that showcase the culture of the Joseon Dynasty. It's a unique display of the dynasty architecture and way of life. One of the main attractions in Seoul it also offers juxtaposition between modern and traditional aspects of the city.
Namiseom or Nami Island is a half-moon shaped river island located in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, South Korea, formed as the land around it was inundated by the rising water of the North Han River as the result of the construction of Cheongpyeong Dam in 1944. It is a beautiful island that is among the most popular attractions in Korea. It features beautiful tree lanes, woodlands, riverside walks, and many more. It offers picture-perfect scenery all year round.
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