Category: Busan

KTX Train from Busan to Seoul

KTX Train from Busan to Seoul

 

We bought our tickets in the last 5 minutes before the train leaves so excuse my lack of photos of the Busan station. You just have to take my word for it that it’s very spacious, efficient and have a lot of dining options.

Our tickets to Seoul costs 50,600 won or about 2,160 pesos. The ride takes about 2 and a half hours. You can buy tickets on the machines like we did and just insert your cash and then it will print out these tickets.

 

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Spa Land at Shinsegae Mall

Spa Land at Shinsegae Mall

 

If there were a few things that would make me come back to Busan is this Spa Land, the yummy Hotteok and Gong Yoo. 😛

Spa Land is located in the Centum City Shinsegae Mall, on the second floor I believe. It also has it’s own entrance outside if you’re not coming in from the mall. It has 13 themed jijimbangs and saunas. It is open from 6am to 12am. It is closed once a month.

 

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Haeundae Beach

Haeundae Beach

 

So on our second day in Busan, we decided to check out the infamous Haeundae beach. It’s pretty much deserted except for a few people who liked the walking by the sea and the morning breeze.

 

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Gwanghamun Bridge

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Gwanghamun Bridge is probably Busan’s most famous bridge. It’s well lighted and I recommended going at night for the light show. Shows run for five minutes at 8 and 10 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday and at 8, 9 and 10 p.m. from Friday to Saturday. It’s also nice to just sit out, enjoy the breeze  and people watch.

 

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Busan Famous Hotteok

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If you would ask me what to eat in Busan, it would be the Busan famous hotteok. I know that Busan is famous for its seafood but this hotteok was the best one we’ve had. We tried a lot of hotteok stands in Seoul but nothing compared to this.

So what is a Hotteok? It’s a filled fried korean pancake, a popular street food usually eaten in the winter. This version in Busan had a variation of nuts, honey and a bit of cinnamon as filling. They are usually sweet but they also have the savory version with meat and vegetables.

 

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Nampodong and PIFF

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Nampodong is the Myeongdong of Busan. It’s a walking street with plenty of shopping, cafes and restaurant. The Pusan International Film Festival is next to it or within the area as well as the Jagalchi Fish Market which is just on the opposite side of the road

 

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Gamcheon Cultural Village

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I’ve always wanted to see Gamcheon Cultural Village and it was on the top of my list of places to visit in Busan. It was just really picturesque and we really had a good time going around the village.

 

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Food Cafe Restaurant

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Food Cafe is a small restaurant on the street across Busan Station. We landed and checked in at the hotel really late but we were really hungry so we looked for places to eat. Good thing that a lot of cafes and restaurants like these were still open at the wee hours of the night. This is probably one of our cheaper meals in South Korea.

 

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Toyoko Inn Hotel Busan Station 1 Review

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This was actually my first choice for accommodation because I love the location but at the time I was looking at hotels, this was already fully booked so I looked for other accommodations. About a week before our trip, I saw that there were available rooms, I cancelled my other accommodation and booked this one. I’m glad I did.

 

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Busan Seoul Itinerary

Busan Seoul Itinerary

So this was our Busan-Seoul 7 Day Itinerary. We’ve been to Seoul before so I wish we had spent just a bit more time in Busan. It would have been perfect if we had spent an extra day in Busan so it didn’t feel as rushed. We didn’t get to go to a couple of things on my list.

 

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