Next you're off to the Kukje International Market, the largest traditional market in Busan. Steeped in history, the market humbly began during the Korean War in 1950 as a place for war refugees to try to eke out a living, soon growing into a large, busy market. Even today, the area is bursting with an old-fashioned marketplace spirit, similar to that of Namdaemun Market in Seoul.
From the market, you will proceed to Igidae Esplanade (Korean for a path to view the sea and the sky, listening to waves and walking along seaside cliffs.) The esplanade along the sea cliffs was formerly part of an army base and was not opened to the public until 1997. It was not until 2005 that the esplanade was built.
Beomeosa Temple (Temple of Fish from Heaven), your final stop in Busan, is an important temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. Built on the slopes of Geumjeongsan, about 1300 years ago, it is set in a dramatic yet serene landscape, suffused with the aura of the centuries. The temple complex includes a three-story pagoda built in the 9th century, seven royal palace wings, pavilions, three gates, and eleven hermitages. Designated as a natural monument, the wisteria woods and valleys are most beautiful in May.
Departures: 08:30 AM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring an umbrella.
- Lunch is not included in the price of this tour, however, your guide will offer suggestions based on your appetite and budget.
- The Jagalchi Fish Market is closed on the first and third Tuesday of each month.