Samjung The Park is home to more than 1,200 different animals and is divided into two sections. The “Walking Safari” where you go for a walk and see the larger animals kept in the bigger habitats. The other is the “Sky-Ranch” where they have smaller animals ranging from farm animals to wild reptiles to diverse types of birds.
The grounds are smaller than what you may experience at bigger locations, but the environment is well laid out and perfect for families with young children.
|Type||Adult (19-64)||Youth (13-18)||Child (5-12)|
|Individual||19,000 won||17,000 won||15,000 won|
The operating hours of the zoo may vary in view of the weather or other events occurring at the zoo.
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|Monday||10:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
First hosted in 1966, the Busan Sea Festival hosts many events located spread across several beaches in Busan, including Haeundae Beach (해운대해수욕장), Gwangalli Beach (광안리해수욕장), Songdo Beach (송도해수욕장), Dadaepo Beach (다대포해수욕장역), and Songjeong Beach (송정해수욕장). The week is filled with a variety of cultural events, hands-on programs, ceremonies, performances, and more. Each beach holds different events throughout the week catering to those in all age groups.
Busan Citizens Park was established as a healing place, and remains one of the only ubiquitous parks in South Korea with its barrier-free atmosphere. The park hosts around 97 different species of flora and fauna and has five different themed attractions, including Memory, Culture, Pleasure, Nature and Participation.
The park is a place for all ages, with a history museum, ponds, fountains, a maze, children’s play equipment, running tracks, and cafes. The site was once an Imperial Japanese Army base and United States Army camp, but now has been developed into a beautiful shared area for foreigners and residents alike.
199 Bujeon 2(i)-dong, Busanjin-gu, Busan, South Korea 0 km
Take your singing skills outside of the shower! A Korean favorite, noraebang gives visitors a private space for friends to enjoy each other’s singing talents! Kpop and Coldplay fans can enjoy Noraebang with English, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese songs available. A highly recommended noraebang among foreigners is the Luxury Su Noraebang in Hongdae.
You can find the phone number of the other Noreabang on the website of Luxury Su Noraebang. The phone number indicated is the one for the Luxury Su Noraebang of Hongdae.
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Seven Luck Casino opened casinos in three different locations in South Korea.
Seven Luck Casino located in Gangbuk Millennium Seoul Hilton boasts extraordinary class and convenience with its wide space and sophisticated interior. Located near famous hotels, tourist attractions and cultural sites with a long history, enabling you to enjoy not only the casino but also the political, economic and cultural aspects of Korea.
Seven Luck Casino Busan located in Busan Lotte, allow you to enjoy exciting games, movies at the cinema alleys in the world-famous Nampo-dong and Gwangbok-dong and the panoramic view of the ocean from Haeundae and Gwangalli.
Finally, Seven Luck located in the heart of Gangnam in the Gangnam COEX provides state of the art facilities and tasteful oriental atmosphere for all our guests. The Casino is situated at the fabulous location very near Coex center, top-notch hotels, duty-free shops, large-scale movie theaters, department stores and numerous entertainment facilities.
The Casinos propose games such as:
- Black Jack
- Tai Sai
- Three Card Poker
- Casino War
- Machine Games
- Electronic Table Game
- Caribbean Stud Poker
Located on the Geumjeongsan Mountain, Seokbulsa Temple is a small Buddhist temple. Secluded in the mountain, this beautiful temple is not well known but is as much gorgeous than the most famous temple in Busan. You can access this temple two different ways. You can either take a ride on the Geumgang Park Cable Car and walk your way down the mountain, it can be challenging because the temple is not really well indicated but following 남문 (South Gate) should do the trick. And the other way is to go by taxi there and walk a little to access the Temple.
The annual Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) takes place in Busan, the second largest City in South Korea. It is one of the most significant, and prestigious Film Festivals in Asia. Since its start in September 1996, it has grown into one of the world’s premier film festivals and the number 1 film festival in Asia.
One of the major goals of this festival is to introduce Asian films and directors to the world. Additionally, this festival appeals to young people with its enormous young audience and its efforts to promote young talent. The BIFF is held in October and goes on for just over a week. In 2017 it started on October 12th until October 21 and they screened a total of 300 films from 75 countries on 32 screens.
The festival features movies from the whole spectrum with films from Asian as well as non-Asian writers, directors, and countries. Aside from the competitive program at BIFF, they also have regular screenings of new films.
The main phone number is for the Busan office.
The phone number for the Seoul office is 02-3675-5097
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Complete with a theme street, seaside park, and plenty of delicious restaurants, Gwangalli Beach has it all! Wait until nighttime to see an LED lightshow while enjoying a beachside dinner.
The theme street has artificial palm trees, formative art objects, benches and the green zone provides pedestrians with a resting place full of romance and youthfulness. Each block of the street has different names; street of romance, greeting sunrise plaza, street of youth, and festival plaza.
The Busan Cinema Center is the home of the annual Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) that celebrates foreign and local films in grand fashion in the heart of Busan. It hosts three different theatres of various sizes, including the Cine Mountain, BIFF Hill, and Double Cone. On different days of the year, the center brings visitors to its grandiose landscapes by offering tours, film-related lectures, film screenings and exhibitions.
Tourists who wish to book a tour of the venue must call at least seven days prior to their impending date to make a reservation, and groups can be no less than five people per tour.
Located in Nam-gu, Busan, Igidae Park contains a scenic coastal trail where various iconic Busan places can be seen, such as Gwangan bridge, Dongbaek island and Haeundae beach. The area was previously used as a military operation area so civilian access was prohibited until 1993.
The park faces Jangsanbong Peak, which boasts a picturesque scenery, created by uniquely shaped rock cliffs, however the view can only be seen by taking a boat due to the area around the cliff being too dangerous to hike.
The full walking course of the park is around 4.7km (3 hours roundtrip)
Jagalchi Fish Market is a fish market in the neighborhood of Nampo-dong in Jung-gu, South Korea.
The market is located on the edge of Nampo Port (남포항), Busan. The name is said to have originated from jagal (자갈 gravel in Korean) because the market used to be surrounded by gravel. This is one of the ten landmarks of Busan, so many tourists visit there to shop.
Gamcheon Culture village located in Busan is formed by colorful houses. This village was built in staircase fashion on the foothills of a mountain which led to the nickname of “Machu Picchu of Busan”. The particularity of this village is the color of the houses but also the many alleys cutting through the community decorated with murals and sculptures created by the residents.
Haeundae Dongbaekseom Island meaning the Island of Camellias is a peninsula located near the famous Haeundae beach. But like the name of the place imply, it was at first an island and is still referred to as one. It is a great place to walk thanks to the walking path that was built around the Island. You will be able to enjoy several attractions such as the monument inscribed with a poem by scholar Choi Chi-won, the mermaid statue based on the legend of Princess Hwagok, and the Nurimaru APEC House
SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium is a state-of-the-art unique edutainment based aquarium, embarking on a new journey of dedicating resources and efforts to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of the iconic finless porpoise.
- 8 amazing zones of discovery, right in the middle of the newly expanded and restored Haeundae Beach.
- Over 250 marine species
- 10,000 aquatic animals and fishes on display
SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium is the leading tourist attraction in the Busan-Gyungnam area. From the depths of the ocean to the mystical waters of the Amazon, SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium provides the customer with the most amazing educational and engaging aquarium experience.
How To Get There
Kimhae Airport No.307 Bus : International Terminal, Heawoondae Beach stop
Busan StationNo.1001, 1003 Bus : Busan Station, Heawoondae stop
Airport station. (Busan Kimhae Line) > Sasang Station (Green Line) > Haewoondae Station. 10min by walk from Heawoondae Station. exit No.3 /5
Busan station. (Orange Line) > Seomyun Station (Green Line) > Haewoondae Station. 10min by walk from Heawoondae Station. exit No.3 /5
|Division||Regular Price||Discount Price for Disabled|
|Adult – 13 +||25,000 Won||18,000 Won|
|Children – 4 ~ 12||19,000 Won||13,000 Won|
Geumjeong Mountain has historically been considered as a mountain conducive to the defense of the country. For this reason, Beomeosa, a leading temple believed to defend and protect the country, was built along Geumjeongsanseong Fortress, the nation’s largest fortress, built in The Three Kingdoms period.
Geumjeongsan Mountain contains Godangbong Peak, the main peak rising 801.5 meters above sea level, as well as Janggunbong Peak (727 meters) to the north, Sanggyebong Peak (638 meters) in the south, and Baegyang Mountain (642 meters) behind Seongjigok Valley.
The mountain is not startlingly tall, but has a graceful shape with dense forest and clear water fountains throughout the exquisite rocky cliffs, proudly representing itself as a famous mountain in Busan.
There are 14 mineral springs in Geumjeongsan Mountain. The springs are used by hikers and serve as a water source for people living nearby. With 2,300 types of trees and 600 or so types of animals, the mountain is a habitat for wild life.
Beomeosa Temple was built by the great priest UiSang in 678 during the reign of King MunMu of the Silla dynasty, as one of ten HwaEom temples in Korea. It was established to realize the purpose of HwaEom which pursues a life filled with happiness and generosity.
Along with HaeInsa and TongDosa, Beomeosa is one of the three largest temples in the Young Nam province, and is home to several Buddhist cultural assets and many famous priests.
Great masters who have studied and practiced at Beomeosa include Master UiSang, WonHyo, PyoHun, NangBaek, MyungHak, GyeongHeo, YongSeong, SeongWol, YongUn, and DongSan.
Aside from the Paradise Casino in Seoul, the Paradise Casino is also in big cities such as Incheon and Busan.
The Paradise City Casino located in Incheon is the only casino exclusively for foreigners in Incheon. Located in the Hyatt Grand Hotel, just a three-minute drive from Incheon International Airport, it makes it easily accessible by transfer passengers and international business people alike.
The Paradise Casino Busan located in Paradise Hotel Busan by Haeundae Beach, is the best tourist attraction in Busan, allowing customers to enjoy the wide-open sea. This Paradise Casino is hugely popular among all of its visitors.
Both Casinos propose games such as:
- Black Jack
- Other Tables
- Slot Machines
Phone Number for the Paradise City Casino in Incheon: +82-1833-8855
Phone Number for the Paradise Busan: 051-749-3386
Warm, shallow waters make this beach perfect for swimmers of any level. Surrounded by pine tree forests, the scents of the ocean and fresh pine combine to create a calming aroma.
Songdo is a popular destination for locals and travelers alike. Framed by pine trees, Songdo is the perfect place for a romantic getaway or some good family fun! Campgrounds available, free of charge! Simple changing rooms and shower facilities available for all visitors.
Haeundae Beach is home to Korea’s best scenery — with natural beauty, as well as a historical background. It also creates a multi-dimensional tourist attraction complete with a spa, Dongbaek Island, Ohryuk Island, Moon hill, Chungsapo (seafood restaurant), Olympic park, and a Yacht stadium.
It also hosts various events (culture, arts, festival, various events) and with the opening of Busan Aquarium (Nov. 2001) is becoming an international tourist attraction.
Best from the months of June-September.
Taejongdae Recreation Area is a park located in Busan, best known for its rock beach. The name of the park came from the King Taejong Mu-yeol (604 – 661) who enjoyed shooting arrows at this location.
You can visit the park by riding the Danubi Train or by simply walking. There are different spots where you can enjoy the view of the ocean and the Yeongdo Lighthouse. You will be also able to visit two Buddhist temples, Taejongsa and Gumyeongsa.
A bit further away than other beaches, Songjeong attracts a smaller crowd. Perfect for getting away, surfing, or camping, Songjeong could be your next weekend destination!
One of the only beaches that has the best waves AND allows camping, there are no restrictions on fireworks or soju, so be ready to have a good time!
As part of the KRA’s mission to promote horse racing and the livestock industry, it has been committed to the preservation of the Korean native pony, which is designated as the National Monument No. 347. There are three different LetsRun Park in South Korea in Jeju, Gwacheon, and Busan.
LetsRun Park Jeju is equipped with one sand track. The circumference of the race track is 1,600 meter, and 20m in width. It has two grandstands accommodating 6,400 racing fans and the stable area can have more than 500 ponies. The Park has lots of attractions that capture people’s notice. Its features include horse zoological garden where visitors can see various breeds of horses from one of the smallest horses “Shetland Pony” to one of the biggest horses Clydesdale which weighs about one ton, children’s pony riding where people can experience the joy of riding and a “luck” theme house where people can see the symbols of fortune from all over the world. The racing days are on Friday and Saturday.
LetsRun Park in Gwacheon was previously an Equestrian Park for the 1988 Summer Olympics. There are 2 sand tracks. The circumference of both the inner and outer track is 1,600m and 1,900m respectively. Both are 23m in width and widen to 30m in the home straight to accommodate a 450m run to the winning post. There are 2 grandstands in this LetsRun Park. Happy Ville can accommodate 35,000 people and Lucky Ville 42,000 people. Both grandstands are equipped with various facilities for the convenience of racing fans. There are 2 stable areas, Juam Stable Area houses about 700 horses and Sampo Stable Area houses about 600 horses. The Family Park is the park area inside the racetrack where visitors to the Seoul LetsRun Park can enjoy its many features including rose gardens, children’s pony riding, racing simulation machines and depending on the season, either wading pools in summer or skating rinks in winter. The Racing Days are on Saturday and Sunday.
LetsRun Park Busan opened in September 2005. There are three sand tracks in the park. The circumference of inner and outer race tracks is 1,470m and 2,000m respectively, and 25m in width. Training track is 1,300m in length and 20m in width. The home straight has a 460m run to the winning post. There is 1 grandstand which accommodates 15,000 people and is equipped with various facilities for the convenience of racing fans. The stable area can accommodate about 1,000 horses. The Horse Theme & Riding Park is the area of the park where visitors will be able to enjoy its many features that horse-related exhibition and experience facilities. Currently, the features include children’s pony riding, racing simulation machines, children’s multi-entertainment area and the four season sled hill, which can be used in all seasons. The Racing Days are on Friday and Sunday.
Opening Hours for LetsRun Park Jeju:
Monday – Sunday: 9 am – 6 pm
Opening Hours for LetsRun Park Busan:
Monday – Friday: 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9 am – 6 pm
Opening Hours for LetsRun Park Gwacheon:
Monday – Friday: 9 am – 6 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10:30 am – 6 pm
Located on the coast of north-eastern Busan, the Haedong Yonggungsa temple is a unique temple to visit due to its location near the sea, as opposed to most temples that are located in the mountains.
The motto of Haedong Yonggungsa temple is “At least one of your wishes will be answered here through your heartful prayers.”
Unfortunately, the temple was destroyed by a fire when the Japanese invaded Korea. Monk Ungang of Tongdo rebuilt theHaedong Yonggungsa temple in the early 1930s.
This beach is ideal for small children because of its shallow waters and spacious area. With many outdoor showers available to wash away the sand, feel free to let the little ones get a bit messy!
Dadaepo Beach is also home tp the Dadaepo Sunset Fountain of Dreams, the world’s largest water fountain. Watch the fountain dance to music and lights, a show sure to entertain the whole family!
Said to be “a little slice of paradise,” Jinha Beach has soft, white sand with shallow, warm, and calm waters. Despite its large size (1km in length), the beach is known for its intimate atmosphere, which is created by the surrounding pine forest and the sea breeze.
With free campgrounds and facilities on site, this beach is ideal for a relaxing weekend beach getaway.
Located in Gyeongju, the Bulguksa Temple was built during the Silla Kingdom. The city of Gyeongju is known for its relics and historical site from the Silla Kingdom and one of the most beautiful historical site to visit is Bulguksa. The temple Bulguksa was rebuilt a few times since its construction and is home to many important cultural relics such as Dabotap Pagoda, Seokgatap Pagoda, Yeonhwa-gyo & Chilbo-gyo Bridges, Cheongun-gyo & Baegun-gyo Bridges, Seokguram Grotto, the Golden Seated Vairocana Buddhist Figure, the Golden Seated Amita Figure, and Saritap Pagoda. The temple proposes a temple stay, a way for you to enjoy all the cultural relics of Bulguksa.
The opening hours can depend on the period of the year.
Apsan Park is located in the valley where Apsan Mountain, Sanseongsan Mountain, and Daedeoksan Mountain converge. This is one of the largest urban-eco parks of Daegu where you can ride the cable car to go at the top of the Apsan Mountain. You will be able to enjoy leisure facilities such as archery, horseback riding or swimming. Several monuments are also present in the park such as a monument commemorating the poet Yi Ho-wu, the Nakdonggang River War Memorial Hall and Keungol Daedeok Dongsan Hill.
The Daegu Casino opened its doors in 2011 in the luxurious Annex Building of Interburgo Hotel in Daegu. The casino is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year and offers foreign visitors a venue with over 100 gaming machines and table games including:
- Slot machines
- 3 Card Poker
- Pai Gow Tiles
- Tai Sai
There is also poker here so visiting players do not have to go without a game of Texas Hold ‘Em while they enjoy their Daegu vacation. The casino and poker room are located on the first floor of the Annex Building.
Vaunce Trampoline Park is a great place to enjoy time with friends and family. With several locations around Korea, this park allows you to jump around all day just for fun or to relieve stress on rows and rows of trampolines. Suitable for kids and adults alike, the park offers additional recreational activities such as basketball and dodgeball, which you can, of course, enjoy while you bounce around.
At Vaunce Trampoline Park, you can pay just for an hour or two of fun – or, for those who want to go all out, the park’s spaces are also available for parties and other events!
The Jinju Namgang Yudeung Festival (Jinju Nam River Lantern Festival) is an annual two-week light and lantern event in Jinju, located in the South Gyeongsang Province of South Korea.
Each year the festival hosts a variety of events, and in the past has held street parades, water fireworks, light displays, temporary bridge walks, dramatic historical reenactments and much more. Festival guests also are welcome to create wishing lanterns, as well as send their own floating lanterns onto the lake.
The festival is located at Jinju’s Namgang River, and expands out to surrounding areas, featuring lantern stalls and food vendors for the visitors. Although the festival is typically held in Autumn, it is best to check the website for differing dates each year.