BETWEEN THE PAST AND PRESENT IN THE CITY OF BUSAN

  • Port

    Busan

  • Level of difficulties

    Easy

  • Type

    Sightseeing, Cultural, Shopping, Lunch not included

  • Price

    Adults

    EUR75.0

  • Duration in hours

    4.5

  • Shore excursion code

    02YD

Description The ancient and modern sides of Busan are revealed in all their splendour: from the famous thousand-year-old Beomeosa Temple to two modern and fashionable locations in the city centre. Plus, the chance to do some shopping!

What we will see
  • Beomeosa Buddhist temple
  • Jagalchi Fish Market
  • Gukje Market


What we will do
  • We will board our coach and head to Beomeosa Buddhist temple, built in 678 by monk Ui Sang, an important figure for Korean Buddhism. The temple lies in a very tranquil and spiritual setting, which includes a pagoda, several pavilions, three decorated gates and 11 hermitages. The Beomeosa complex is considered one of South Korea’s national treasures and a place of particular artistic interest.
  • After this visit, we will explore Jagalchi Fish Market, the largest in South Korea where the majority of traders are women. We will walk among the colourful stalls with their strong scents and simple wooden crates placed on the ground selling mackerel, octopus and whale steaks.
  • Before returning to the ship, we will also visit Gukje Market, the largest traditional market in Busan. In the 1950s it was given over to the refugees, who could open up shops to make a living, but it has since developed into a popular, colourful market where we can find practically everything at a reasonable price.

What you need to know

Please Note_:_ The order of the itinerary may vary.The bus ride depends on the order of the itinerary. Space is limited, therefore we strongly suggest to book early. Due to travel season in Korea, heavy traffic jam will be expected. The clear view of the landscape is subject to the weather conditions. Wear low-heeled, comfortable walking shoes. it is strongly suggested to prepare korean won before arrival. Appropriate dress code is suggested for the visit to the temple.

English & other European tour guides are subject to availability.