Best Day Trips from Busan

Best Day Trips from Busan

Best Day Trips from Busan

Busan is South Korea's second city and attracts hordes of visitors from all over the world. Located at the southeastern edge of the mainland, Busan is a lovely city for tourists looking for vibrant and colorful vacations. Not only this, the city has gorgeous views and picturesque landscapes and atmosphere.

So, here in Busan, you can have Seoul's roaring vibes and Jeju's calm atmosphere. But not only this, the place is the best location to start exploring other small pockets of South Korea too! There are number of day trips that can easily be accessible due to the transport infrastructure of Busan. So check out this list to start with:

1. Agyang Village

Known for the best organic tea, Hadong region is one of the places where cultivation is done in the most natural way. Agyang village is located in this region and makes one of the best day trips from Busan. Near the village flows Seomjingang River and Jirisan Mountains stand at the back which gives the village a mesmerizing view. The best destination spots are- Ssanggyesa Temple, Maeam Dawon Tea Garden, Hwagae Street Market, and Choe Champan House of Pyeongsa-ri. It takes around 2 hours to reach Agyang village from Busan. The visitors can easily find a train, bus, taxi or car to drop you at the destination.

2. Daegu

Located in the province of North Gyeongsang, Daegu is a perfect example of a sizzling and busy city along with traditional roots. The city is famed for its oriental medical practices and traditional markets but has not forsaken its progress which can easily be seen on streets. Daegu has some trekking trails which offer splendid views of what Korea holds. There are various temples to visit at daytime and at night get ready for a party as Daegu unveils its real charm with the nightfall! The distance between Busan and Daegu can easily be covered via train, bus, taxi or car. It takes around 1 hour 15minutes to reach Daegu.

3. Boseong

Korea's largest producer of green tea is Boseong and all the hilly area of the city is fascinatingly covered by its plantation. Spend your afternoon under the sun in most famous Daehan Dawon Plantation. Here, you can actually tour the plantation and learn a lot about the tea making process. The place also homes an amazing tea museum and has many cuisines made out of green tea such as green tea soup noodles and green tea ice-cream. Also, Boseong conducts green tea festival every May. So, if possible do visit the festival for its uniqueness. Train, buses, taxi and cars, all are available to take you from Busan till Boseong in 2.5 hours.

4. Gyeongju

Amid the towering buildings or progressive cities, there lies a culturally committed city Gyeongju. The place was the capital of Silla kingdom, houses beautiful Buddhist art and showcases the specimen of Joseon architecture. The historic area of Gyeongju is listed under UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Best places for tourists to visit in here are - Gyochon Traditional Village for its Hanok houses; Daereungwon Tomb Complex and Cheomseongdae Observatory; Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond; and Bulguksa and Seokguram Grotto. The town is a perfect glimpse of past South Korea! Gyeongju is 1hour 10minutes ride away from Busan and can easily be covered via train, bus, taxi or car.

5. Suncheon

Suncheon is the untouched gem of South Korea which offers many places to visit therefore making the best day trip from Busan. Being the ecological capital of Korea, Suncheon's surroundings are covered with an alluring ecosystem. To best visit the city takes a Suncheon tour to stop at Suncheon Bay's wetlands and reed field; pray at centuries-old temples- Seonamsa and Songgwangsa; watch the ancient Joseon dynasty houses in Naganeupseong village; and meander around Suncheon's Open film location. Also, Suncheon's Bay national garden is worth visiting for once! To reach the town of Suncheon you can take a train, catch a bus, hire a taxi or rent a car for self-drive from Busan. All these options make the town more accessible and it only takes 2 hours to reach the town.

The list of best day trips from Busan doesn't end over here. Busan is the must visit city of South Korea but not only for what it offers within its periphery but also for places outside of it. There is a long way to travel before you can actually wind up the South Korea tour!

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