|Haeundae boasts an ideal wide, sandy beach and shallow waters with gentle ripples.
At the mention of 'Busan', 'Haeundae' is the first to
spring to mind, and it surely is the city's representative spot. In particular, with the buildings and upscale hotels along the shoreline,
beach is well-known for its modern feel.
▶ Available period : June 1st-September 30th (4 months)
▶ Getting there: Subway line 2 to Haeundae Station (Exit 3 or 5)
→ 600m in the direction of Haeundae seaside.
|Seomyeon 1-beonga, or Seomyeon First Street, is the busiest spot in lively Seomyeon. The street is equipped with shopping and other facilities. Connected to Lotte Hotel and Lotte Department Store, it is a favorite with both local and international visitors. Various stage performances are held in spring and autumn. Seomyeon's Medical Street in Busanjin-gu has country's biggest concentration of medical facilities. It contains approximately 113 medical and cosmetic clinics and facilities, allowing visitors to indulge in travel which caters to individual needs.
▶ Getting there: Subway lines 1 and 2 to Seomyeon Station. Near Lotte Department Store.
|Nurimaru APEC House|
|Since the APEC Summit Meeting in 2005, the Nurimaru APEC House has been the host of high quality international conferences and today the popular tourist spot still sees a daily 4000-5000 visitors. The Korean name 'nurimaru' means 'summit of the world' and the building is modelled on the traditional Korean jeongja, or pavilion. Visitors can feel the presence of the summit meeting inside the building.
▶ Opening hours: 09:00-18:00
▶ Getting there: Subway line 2 to Dongbaek Station (Exit 1) → 800m in the direction of Busan Westin Chosun Hotel → Inside Dongbaek Park
|Located just beyond Haeundae, Dalmaji Road is a small, serene walkway on the corner to Songjeong Beach (on the slope of Wausan, or Mount Wau) and has a treasure of beautiful cherry blossoms and pine trees. On the nights of the full moon the moon gently reflects off the sea, offering perfect views. The many modern art galleries and pretty cafes give the place its nickname of 'Culture Street'.
▶ Getting there: Subway line 2 to Jungdong Station (Exits 5 or 7) → 500m in the direction of Mipo intersection
|Mount Hwangnyeong Night Scenery|
|Mount Hwangnyeong, boasting spectacular views, is a popular spot well-known for night hiking. With its amazing scenery of the city's buildings lights and the lights of the Gwangan Bridge reflecting off the waters beneath, the spot is considered a 'must-see' for visitors. The observatory located halfway up the mountain embraces Haeundae, the city and the surrounding sea in one gaze.
▶ Getting there: Subway line 2 to Namcheon Station (Exit 4) → Take bus no. 38 → 700m in the direction of Mount Hwangnyeong