8 July 2016 Busan, South Korea


Annyeonghaseyo!  Finally I talk about my Busan, South Korea trip today. This is my very first time to visit Busan as I had visited Seoul for twice so I'm excited to explore more about South Korea! I actually have friends who currently study at there but unfortunately I only managed to visit there for one day then I need to head back to our cruise. Remember I blogged about my cruises trip earlier?  [LINK HERE] Yes, we stopped by at Busan for one day then head to Osaka Japan so the schedule quite rush.

Woke up early in the morning to took our breakfast. I can't really finish it even for the portion like this. I was wondering why I don't have appetite and not feeling well. Therefore, I went to washroom to check. Guess what~ I'm having period for the first day! Damn! Why do I having period during every single time I travel oversea! Feel very frustrated and tired because we need to walk a lot during traveling and that's why I don't like! =(

The cruise landing at Busan port and we take a family group photo with the giant Princess Cruises. Please ignore the bad quality of the photo. It took by phone and already resized before I edit it.

Finally we reached Busan! I remember the immigration was so strict at that time because there are some serious disease happening. They have to check our body temperature carefully and ask some questions.

Busan Gamcheon Culture Village 부산 감천문화마을 
Gamcheon Culture Village (부산 감천문화마을is formed by houses built in staircase-fashion on the foothills of a coastal mountain, earning this village the nickname of "Machu Picchu of Busan." The many alleys cutting through this community are vibrantly decorated with murals and sculptures created by the residents. 

There are some people named (nickname) them as "Korea's Santorini", "Korea's Machu Picchu", "Lego Village" and is visited by over 100,000 people every year.

The view of the Gamcheon Culture Village are so breathe-taking! Colourful building just make people feel happy! This a MUST take view for photo session! Don't forget to take some beautiful photos here with your loves one when you pay a visit.

One of the things I impressed with the South Korea is their interior design! If you read my previous post about Seoul then you should know they always design very beautifully and creative for their shoplot. No matter cafe, restaurant, souvenir shop etc.

After take a walk for awhile, we spotted a big sign of fish icon which design with the colourful signboard. Of course we must take photo for this. It is beautiful!

And I found the jeans flower pots are so creative and hilarious so another must shot for it. I'm actually think I pose very well for this. It looks like I'm really wearing the jeans here. LOL

Basically this place is for sight seeing, local foods and photo session area. I do recommend this place for tourists especially who plan to bring the professional camera for a visit. Trust me, you can take many beautiful photos here.

Address : 177-11, Gamnae 2-ro, Saha-gu, Busan, South Korea.

Yongdusan Park
Yongdusan Park is a park located in Jung-guBusanSouth Korea. The 118-meter-high Busan Tower is located here. Yongdu means “dragon’s head” and “san” means “mountain”. The name is an allusion to the similarity of the mountain park, which is said to resemble a dragon’s head. The park occupies an area of 69,000 square meters. It has 70 different species of trees growing in it.

Korea famous actress - Ji Woo Choi is the Busan tourism ambassador. To visit Busan Tower, you need to purchase the ticket at counter. The price range for observatory is between 3,000 - 5,000 won (RM10+ - RM17+).

The view from the observatory of Busan Tower. Basically you can view the whole Busan area from here. Busan is not considered the developed city like Seoul, so don't expect the modern city view. This is another beautiful culture scene.

This telescope is so cute because it looks like WALL-E!

If you wish to grab souvenir at Busan Tower, you can grab the small iron plate as souvenir. It cost 500 won (RM1.70+) for each. There are 4 designs to choose and I choose "I love Busan Tower".

The legendary dragon statue in Yongdusan Park

Statue of the Great General Lee Sunsin
Attraction of Yongdusan Park :

  • Busan Tower – 129m high (Exhibition hall and Souvenir shop)
  • Palgakjeong (Octagonal Pavillion) 
  • Exhibition pavilion
  • Statue of the Great general Lee Sunsin
  • Cheongdongyongtap (Bronze Dragon tower), Donganhuijehyungsang(a bust of an activist for national independence, An Huije (pen name, Dongan) 
  • Flower clock
  • Welfare Center for the Elderly 
  • Literary monuments – 9 monuments made of native rock
  • Busan citizens’ bell pavilion 
  • Buddhist temple

Operation Hours : Open all year around.

Address : 37-55, Yongdusan-gil, Jung-gu, Busan.

After visited the Yongdusan Park, we visited the department store nearby called Charm & Charm. Charm & Charm is a major multi-brand cosmetics store located near Busan Chinatown and Busan Station. The store offers over 800 items of some 80 domestic cosmetics brands.

There are varieties of products for you to grab, such as toys, k-pop stuff, snack (candy, potato chips), instant noodles, skin care, cosmetic and so on.

Operating Hours : 09:00 - 18:00

How To Get There : From Choryang Station (Subway Line 1) Exit 12, walk 130m forward. Turn right into the first valley, walk 120m, turn left and walk 60m.

We then head to a random Korean cuisine for lunch. We ordered the famous Ginseng Chicken and this round is served with noodles. I tried couples times with the rice inside but this time is special because it served with noodles.

Busan Lotte Department Store
Last stop before we head back to princes cruises. Busan Lotte Department Store is the Lotte duty-free shop is located in the Busan Lotte Department Store and has contributed to bringing the latest fashion trends to Busan, a port city and a famous tourist destination.

As you guys can see there are many branded shop in this department store. We bought some clothing and skincare here but end up didn't buy any branded bags here because we wait for next round. Lol

Bought some skincare items here and if you wishes to know what is it, you can always refer to the video as follow. There are total 2 videos below : 1 is the travel journey and another one is for the haul. Hope you guys enjoy reading this post and don't forget to check out the videos. By the way, if you're interested on Seoul instead of Busan, you can refer to my previous post. [LINK HERE] 

I will be going to Boracay, Philippines soon so after I came back I will blog about my Osaka Japan trips. If you wish to keep track my updates at Boracay, follow my Instagram and Facebook. Remember to stay tuned! Loves


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