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Address : Yeongcho-gil 191beon-gil, Dong-gu, Busan
Call : +82-51-253-8253
This is the fastest way to go downhill from Sanbok road to Busan port. The stairs is known to be as tall as a 6-story building and has exactly 168 steps. In the past, there used to be 3 wells located at the bottom of the stairs, which locals would wait in line to draw water when there was insufficient water, but now, there is only 1 well with drinking water.
Address : Area of 40gyedan-gil, Jungang-gu, Jung-gu, Busan
Call : +82-51-600-4041
The 40-step Culture & Tourism Theme Street is a 450m-street which leads up to the 40-step stairway of the '40-step Cultural Center' and continues on to the Palseong Tour. The time-honored 40-step stairway embodies the joys and sorrows of refugees and those displaced by the Korean War. The entire area has been recently renovated to reflect life in Korea in the 50s & 60s. The 40-step Culture & Tourism Theme Street was designated 'The Best Street' by the Busan municipal government in June 2004.br>
Address : 370, Jeoryeong-ro, Yeongdo-gu, Busan
Call : +82-51-419-4044
A small plaza projecting toward the southern coast of Jeoryeongdo Island, 75 Square is one of the eight scenic sites of Yeongdo-gu in Busan. Its name derives from the year it was built, which is 1975. Several coastal walking paths are available near the square.
Address : 185, Amnamgongwon-ro, Seo-gu, Busan
Call : +82-51-240-4538
The magnificent cliffs and tree-lined seaside views of Amnam Park bring the harmony of the bluish-green waters and the forested landscape together. Originally a protected area, entrance was not permitted until its opening to the public in 1996, when visitors could first experience the untouched landscape. Now, visitors can fish, explore the observatory, and enjoy the walking path and the elevated bridge. The abundunt pine trees along the walking path make for a pleasant stroll while the path up to the observatory offers great views. If it is fishing that you want, here you can fish on the ocean as well as off the fantastically shaped rocks. There is also a famous road to go for a drive, leading from Songdo Beach to Amnam Park. This drive takes approximately 5 minutes, but it takes about 20 minutes on foot.
Address : 4, Nampo-gil, Jung-gu, Busan
Call : +82-51-253-8523
Busan’s modern movie district was originally little more than a pair of cinemas that were built following Korea’s liberation from Japanese colonial rule over half a century ago. However, major renovations took place ahead of the first Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), and the newly transformed district was named BIFF Square on August 14, 1996. Having been remade into a cultural tourist attraction promoting the advancement of Korea’s film industry, BIFF Square has contributed to Busan’s newfound status as an international cultural tourist city. The 428 meter-long street stretching from the Buyeong Theater in Nampo-dong to the overpass in Chungmu-dong was divided into “Star Street” and “Festival Street,” and on the eve of the festival each year the “BIFF Square Ground Opening” is held on the street. During the ceremony, events such as the hand printing of famous movie celebrities and Nunggot Jeomdeung (snow-flower lighting) take place. A district such as BIFF Square, crowded with first-run theaters in a city is rare not only in Asia but Europe as well, and for this reason it holds great potential. In recent years, the square has grown into a more complex area, featuring not only movie theaters but also shops and leisure facilities, attracting growing numbers of young visitors and tourists.
Address : 8, Chaekbanggolmok-gil, Jung-gu, Busan
Call : +82-51-743-7650
[The used bookstore that sells memories] Bosu-dong Book Street has a unique background. It was formed after the independence of Korea (August 15) as a residential area in the empty place where the previous Gukje Market was demolished. Book stores began opening one-by-one and soon the street became known as Bosu-dong Book Street. The street is popular amongst booklovers for their used books as well as new books, and amongst travelers for the street’s unique atmosphere. Many young adults also frequent the street because there are many specialty shops for comic books. Every year, the Bosu-dong Culture Festival takes place and visitors can participate in events such as, make-your-own book cover, make-your-own book, and so on. The festival not only gives an opportunity to learn about the history of Bosu-dong Book Street, but have a good time as well.
Address : 171, Songdohaebyeon-ro, Seo-gu, Busan
Call : +82-51-247-9900
Busan Air Cruise was built to revive the reputation of Songdo Beach, the first public beach in Korea opened nearly 30 years ago. Thirty-nine cabins, including crystal cabins with transparent floors, travel over the ocean between Songnim Park on the east and Amnam Park on the west. Visitors can also enjoy the first cable car museum in the nation at Songdo Doppelmayr World, Asia's first midair swing Sky Swing, theme park photo services and more.
Address : 250, Beomeosa-ro, Geumjeong-gu, Busan
Call : +82-51-508-3122
Beomeosa Temple is located on the eastern side of Geumjeongsan Mountain, a famous mountain in Busan. It was founded by monk Uisang in 678, the 18th year of King Munmu (r. 661-681) of the Silla Kingdom. It is one of the three most famous temples in the Yeongnam region, along with Haeinsa Temple and Tongdosa Temple. Most of the original Beomeosa Temple site was lost during the Imjin War (1592-1598) but was restored in 1613 and has remained until now. Daeungjeon Hall is considered one of the most delicate and luxurious architectures of the Joseon dynasty. Other important sites of the temple include Iljumun Gate, a three-story pagoda with four pillars built in the 9th century; pavilions, gates, and eleven hermitages. Beomeosa Temple also operates a templestay program for visitors to learn more about the Buddhist culture and discover oneself.
Address : 490-156, Jangan-ro, Gijang-gun, Busan
Cheokpanam Hermitage was initially built in 673 by a monk named Wonhyo, whose legend is still passed down, and was restored in 1938 by another monk named Gyeongheo. Nestled inside the forest on Bulgwangsan Mountain, the hermitage offers a splendid view of the its surroundings. It is located nearby Jangansa Temple, also built by Monk Wonhyo.
Address : 1, Jungang-daero 179beon-gil, Dong-gu, Busan
Call : +82-51-749-5700
Busan Chinatown, also known as Shanghai Street, offers visitors a chance to experience the past with old fashioned streets and Chinese songs playing from restaurants. Travelers can experience little China in the middle of Busan.