Highlights of Busan include the Nakdong Sanctuary, which serves as a winter refuge for over a hundred rare bird species; the regal Beomeo-sa Temple, one of Korean's great cultural treasures; and the fun, vibrant Haeundae, a lively beach area that ranks as one of Korea's best.
A handpicked selection of experiences endorsed by our experts. If you can’t see what you’re looking for, let us know, as our extensive network of local contacts can open many doors.
Beomeo-sa Buddhist Temple
Take a private, guided tour of the ancient Beomeo-sa Buddhist Temple. One of Korea’s “Five Great Temples,” the complex dates to 678 and is home to many of the country’s priceless national artifacts.
Immerse yourself in the steaming, mineral-rich waters of the Dongnae Spa, Korea’s oldest natural hot spring--reputedly frequented by the Silla Dynasty’s Queen Seondeok during the seventh century.
Spend a day taking in the sights of Haeundae Beach, South Korea’s equivalent to South Beach, Miami; charter a private yacht for a day of water activities around Busan Bay and also visit the Busan Aquarium.
Jagalchi Fish Market
Explore the atmospheric Jagalchi Fish Market, South Korea’s most interesting wet market and one of the most iconic experiences of Busan. We recommend an early-morning visit, followed by breakfast in one of the many restaurants within the seven-story building.
Nakdonggang Bird Sanctuary
From October to March, take a chartered boat ride through the Nakdong River Estuary and around Eulsukdo Island, which collectively comprise the the Nakdonggang Bird Sanctuary. Eulsukdo is visited by such rare species as White-naped Cranes, Blackfaced Spoonbills, and White-tailed Eagles, all of whom migrate here to spend the winter.
Seomyeon Medical Street
Discover Seomyeon Medical Street, with over 100 clinics specializing in cosmetic surgery, dentistry, optometry, orthopedics and much more. Contrast this experience with a check-up at a center for traditional Korean medicine.
Yonggungsa Buddhist Temple
Explore the Yonggungsa Buddhist temple, dramatically situated on a cliff overlooking the sea. Built in 1376 under the auspices of the Goryeo Dynasty, it’s a popular place of pilgrimage for South Koreans as they pray for the upcoming New Year.
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With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
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