From sunset chasing to hiking, there are plenty of adventures to embark on when in Busan. This city is teeming with places to explore and sights to see, making it a must-visit destination in Korea. If you’re looking for picture-perfect vistas in Busan, you’re in for an adventure. We’ve listed down some of the breathtaking views you can admire around Busan, from dawn till dusk!
Take a romantic walk along the well-paved coastal trails of Orangdae Park and see a breathtaking view of the sea and the rock formations around it. Apart from the scenery, you’ll also love hearing the hypnotic crashing of the waves against the rocky shore. Most people go here during sunrise, to see the glorious dawn that serves as a silhouette for the Yongwangdan Altar. Come nighttime, you’ll love Daebyonghang Port’s view.
Address: Yeonhwa-ri, Gijang-eup, Gijang, Busan, South Korea
Be one with nature as you traverse through the Ahopsan Forest in Busan! This pristine bamboo forest is a protected area that was not open to the public for 400 years. It was only in 2016 when it welcomed tourists to its haven. It takes around two hours to see the forest in all its glory, where various trees such as red pine, oak, and hinoki cypress can be found. You’ll also spot birds as you walk along the tree-lined trail. A walk through this forest will definitely make you appreciate Busan’s unspoiled beauty.
Address: 37-1 37-1 Midong-gil, Cheolma-myeon, South Korea
A trip to Busan wouldn’t be complete without going to the beach. In Seongjeong Beach, you’ll be able to gaze upon a gorgeous beach view decorated with a lovely sunset at night. It has become a favorite surfing destination too, thanks to the big waves it brings. Another sightseeing spot close to Songjeong is Jukdo Park, where you can take a stroll leading to Songiljeong Pavilion which is the best viewpoint to see the sunrise and sunset.
Address: 62, Songjeonghaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan
KDrama fans will definitely be familiar with Hocheon Village, as it’s where some locations of “Fight For My Way” was filmed. This village, lined with buildings and houses of various shapes and sizes, is a sight to behold. It’s best viewed during nighttime when glimmering lights from street lamps illuminate the streetscape. In Namil Bar, also one of the shooting locations, you’ll see a better view of the mountainside road. There are several picture-taking spots around the area so don’t forget your camera!
Address: 1515-196, Beomcheon-dong, Busanjin-gu, Busan
Busan Harbor Bridge
This 540-meter bridge is not your ordinary bridge – it’s also one of Busan’s best scenic spots. Drive-by or join a cruise during nighttime, when the bridge sparkles in different colors. The aesthetic bridge connects Nam District to Youngdo Island and is created to help alleviate traffic in Busan’s downtown. The bridge can also be programmed to display effects and light shows that make the bridge more eye-catching at night.
Address: Gamman 1(il)-dong, Busan, South Korea
See the best of Busan’s natural wonders when you go to Taejongdae Park. This park gives you a scenic view of the lush greenery and the big blue ocean. The park is named after King Taejong Muyeol of Silla, who fell in love with the beauty of the vista. The park can be toured via a Danubi Train, where you can see more posts such as the Observatory and the Pebble Beach. From this viewpoint, you’ll get a better view of the ocean. You can also visit a sea gallery, museum, and cafe here.
Address: 24 Jeonmang-ro, Yeongdo-gu, Busan, South Korea
At the southern coast of Busan lies a tourist spot that lets you “walk over the sky!” Oryukdo Skywalk, located in Seungdumal, is where you can see a panoramic view of the sea. This hoof-shaped skywalk 35 meters above the cliff was created as the dividing point of the East and South seas. The floor is made of glass making it transparent to see the ocean waves underneath. It’s the perfect picture-taking spot that lets you have the vast sea as your backdrop!
Address: 137, Oryukdo-ro, Nam-gu, Busan
Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
One of the main attractions to visit in Busan is the Haedong Yonggungsa Temple. It’s a unique temple as it’s located along the shore, giving it a dramatic kind of beauty. The temple was built in 1376 by Buddhist teacher Naong, and its main sanctuary was reconstructed in 1970. Aside from this religious temple, other spots to visit here are the 108 stairs and stone lanterns. Come here in April if you want to see it decorated with pretty cherry blossoms, or in the New Year, to wish for a year of prosperity.
Address: 86, Yonggung-gil, Gijang-gun, Busan
Gwangalli Beach is a crowd favorite in Busan. It’s usually filled with tourists, because of its charm and accessibility. The 1.4 km beach is lined with fine, powdery sand which attracts visitors who want a quick escape to the beach. Though you’ll enjoy swimming during the day, it gets more charming at night when the Gwangandaegyo Bridge showcases a spectacular lights show. Many restaurants and shops are found within the area too.
Address: Gwangan-dong, Suyeong-gu, Busan, Busan, South Korea
Another park to visit in Busan is Yongdusan. The park lets you explore a magnificent view of the Busan port whether day or night. It has a rich history which will make you appreciate the park more. It was called Songhyeonsan Mountain in the old times, which became YOngdusan Mountain– one of the three famous mountains in the city. Other spots to see in the area are the Statue of Admiral Yi Sun Shin, Yongdusan Art Gallery, Citizen’s Bell, and more.
Address: 37-55, Yongdusan-gil, Jung-gu, Busan
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