The United Nations Memorial Cemetery is a burial ground for United Nations soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the Korean War (1950-1953). There are more than 2,300 graves within its boundaries and it remains the only burial ground dedicated entirely to UN soldiers in the world. The memorial itself is spread over borderless grassland and is comprised of various sites, including the Turkish monument, Greek monument, Australian monument and British Commonwealth monument.
Situated along the coast, this temple built by the great Buddhist teacher Naong during the Goryeo Dynasty is not only an ideal destination for overlooking the scenic ocean, but also a site to showcase traditional Korean religion. During the Buddha month, there are plenty of lanterns hanging around, portraying a sense of romance that blends with Korean authenticity. Along the staircases leading to the temple, travellers can get authentic Korean street food like hotteok, beondegi and sausage to boost their energy.
Stretching across Haeundae-gu and Suyeong-gu, the Gwangan Bridge is the longest bridge in Korea, offering over a 100,000 magnificent lighting effects at night to form one of Korea’s finest after-dark scenes. What’s more, a number of bars and restaurants are located along the bridge and provide a wide selection of dining options, ranging from authentic street food, casual meals and even fine dining.
The ideal destination for an idyllic, sun-soaked trip, a day at Haeundae Beach promises to be an exceptional experience combining world class luxury and untouched nature. Surrounded by deluxe hotels offering immaculate service and a wide section of relaxation activities, guests are able to enjoy some private time while appreciating the unspoiled coastline. Haeundae Beach is also the place where some of the city’s best bars and restaurants concentrate, making it a fine stop later in the evening.
Walking along the Haeundae beach leads to this splendid peninsula nestled between the coast and Gwangalli Beach, which provides spectacular views that blend the multicoloured night scene of the city with glimpses of the ocean and sweeping views of the famed Gwangan Bridge. Aside from admiring the scenic beauty of Busan, the site, decorated with aromatic flowers and bushy trees, is also an incredible spot to tranquilize the mind and regain connection with nature.
This aquarium located around the corner of Haeundae Beach offers visitors an inspiring journey of discovery. The massive collection of sea creatures covering more than 250 species of aquatic life is an asset for educating the public in untold secrets of the marine world. Divided into eight themed zones, travellers can peep into the mysterious behavior of exotic animals here.
A trip to Busan could never be complete without a taste of mouth-watering Korean cuisine. A meal at Dongnae Samgyetang, one of the most popular restaurants in Busan, is a wonderful place to begin. Upon stepping into the restaurant, diners are surrounded by classic Korean decorations, while dishes like kimchi, pickled cucumber and noodles, arrive at the table in no time!