Full-Day Busan Tour Including Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

Cultural & Theme Tours in Busan

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See the highlights of Busan during this 8-hour guided tour through the beautiful city by the sea. Take in the views of Oryukdo Islands from the Oryukdo Skywalk, explore the Haedong Yonggungsa Temple tucked in the mountains above the shore, and enjoy a Korean BBQ or Vegetarian cuisine lunch. This tour need at least 2 travelers to function and will be cancelled if the minimum is not met. Hotel pickup and drop-off service by air-conditioned minivan is included.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Haeundae Dalmaji-gil Road, BusanDalmaji-gil Road is a small walkway on the corner to Songjeong Beach, located just beyond Haeundae Beach. The road is lined with beautiful cherry blossoms and pine trees, on the slope of Wausan Mountain. The landscape, with the blue sea, sandy seashore, and pine trees, is beautiful enough to be the representative place of this area for a long time to come. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Haedong Yonggung Temple, BusanHaedong Yonggungsa Temple is situated on the coast of the north-eastern portion of Busan. This superb attraction offers visitors the rare find of a temple along the shore line; most temples in Korea are located in the mountains. Haedong Yonggungsa Temple was first built in 1376 by the great Buddhist teacher known as Naong during the Goryeo Dynasty. Haesu Gwaneum Daebul (Seawater Great Goddess Buddha), Daeungjeon Main Sanctuary, Yongwangdang Shrine, Gulbeop Buddhist Sanctum (enclosed in a cave), and a three-story pagoda with four lions can all be seen looking out over the ocean. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Dongbaekseom Island, BusanDongbaekseom Island (Island of Camellias) is an island located off one end of Busan's famous Haeundae Beach. Although the years of sedimentation have connected the island to the mainland, Dongbaekseom was originally an island and is still referred to as one.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Haeundae Beach, BusanHaeundae Beach is the most famous beach in Busan. The white sand beach is roughly 1.5km long, over a 30~50m wide area, creating a beautiful coastline before a shallow bay, making Haeundae Beach perfect for swimming.People flock to Haeundae Beach every summer. All kinds of accommodations from luxury hotels to private guesthouses have developed in the area around the beach, making this the perfect summer vacation spot. Haeundae Beach is also famous for various cultural events and festivals held throughout the year. Other facilities in the area include Dongbaek Island, Busan Aquarium, a yachting dock, BEXCO, driving courses and more.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Oryukdo Island, BusanThe regional name in olden times for the area of Oryukdo Skywalk was Seungdumal (승두말), as the shape resembles a saddle, and it was originally called Seungduma (승두마) as well as Jallokgae (잘록개) by residents and women divers. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Oryukdo Skywalk, BusanThe construction of Oryukdo Skywalk finished on September 12, 2012 at the Seungdumal area, which is regarded as the dividing point between the East Sea and the South Sea, and started operating on October 18, 2013, with the theme of "Walking over the sky.” Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Busan Cinema Centre, BusanBusan Cinema Center is the official venue of the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) – one of the most popular film festivals in Asia – and has become a symbol of the festival itself.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: UN Memorial Cemetery, BusanThe UN Memorial Cemetery in Korea honors UN soldiers from 16 countries that were killed in battle during the Korean War from 1950-1953. This serene 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. The citizens of Busan dedicated the Main Gate in 1966. There are many annual events held here, some of the key events include: April’s Tributary Ceremony of the Veterans of the Korean War, May’s American Memorial Day, June’s Korean Memorial Day, and October’s UN Ceremony Day.Duration: 1 hour

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking guide
  • Korean BBQ or Vegetarian cuisine lunch (You pay the difference if you choose other options)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Professional photographer guide
  • Entry/Admission - Haedong Yonggung Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Oryukdo Island
  • Entry/Admission - Oryukdo Skywalk
  • Entry/Admission - UN Memorial Cemetery
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

What’s not included

  • Gratuities

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Small group ensures personal service
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