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Busan: Haedong Yonggungsa Temple;Gamcheon Culture Village & Tajeongdae Resort Park

It’s Lunar New Year once again, as others directed to winter resort parks for skiing and snow boarding, we headed to the southern part of South Korea.

Famous for its beaches and unique villages around: BUSAN.

Let’s explore!

First stop.

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple


Situated on the coast of the north eastern portion of Busan. This tourist spot offers visitors the rare experience along the shoreline. This temple is one of the few in South Korea that was set on the seaside.


Those 108 steps going down will lead you to a majestic view of sunrise….and once you reach the landing, the cool sea breeze will calm your spirit.


It was said that a lot people often come to this spot on New Year’s Day to make a wish as they watch the sunrise.


If you wish to come by next Lunar New Year…you may check this direction, from Haeundae Station (Busan Subway line 2), head to exit 2 take Bus 181 and get off at Yonggunsa Temple.

Second stop.

Gamcheon Culture Village, Gamcheon-dong

A well preserved arrays of colorful houses.


When I saw this view….one word is clear……COLORSSSSSSS!


Traces of history show that Gamcheon-dong began with very poor living conditions after the Korean War and the records of the modern Korean history are well preserved and retained.

DSC_5520.jpgThis image displays the village diverse colors expressed in an imagery of rising houses.Those wide arrays of simple colorful houses depicts the way villagers live… a kind of very simple lifestyle and quiet neighborhood.



This artwork is an expression of the village path where interaction and communication is formed among the villagers. The free movement of the fish create a living space full of life.


Doubtlessly, a unique kind of village.

Third stop.

Tajeongdae Resort Park

Tajeongdae is known as one of the most beautiful spots in Busan.

As I love being close to the shore, it really is!


You have to get yourself a ride into a tram train to explore the wide area.

A scenery with the assemblage of a sea cliff in unique beauty, wonderful rock formations and the blue ocean create an indigenous atmosphere of this resort park.


Listening to the harmony of the waves… this place reminds me of my hometown. The ocean breeze is just so cool that I wish I could ride the cruise ship…. well maybe next time!


From Yeongdo lighthouse you can see the beautiful rock cliffs and the blue horizon that certainly creates a wonderful sight.


An image of Yongdo lighthouse.


Our Busan two day trip gave me a great experience and wonderful memories to keep.

I just can’t wait for another long holiday to explore the other tourist spot of this region.


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