Traveling in Korea: Things to do in Busan – Busan City Tour Bus

Busan, South Korea… A beautiful, vibrant city.  The second largest city in South Korea also is home to one of the world’s largest and busiest ports.  It has beautiful beaches, the Busan International Film Festival, Nurimaru Apec House, the world’s largest department store…. So much to see, and so little time!
Busan, South Korea. September 2014

Busan, South Korea. September 2014

On our trip to Korea, we wanted to maximize our time in Busan since we could only spend one day and a half there.  We opted for the Busan City Tour Bus, Haeundae Tour. (pricing here)

We were not disappointed!  It was a practical way to arrive quickly at the main attractions, and at least get a nice driving tour of the city for what we didn’t have the time to see.

Gwangalli Beach
Gwangalli Beach, Busan, South Korea. September 2014

Gwangan Bridge, Busan, South Korea. September 2014

Gwangalli Beach, Busan, South Korea. September 2014

Gwangalli Beach, Busan, South Korea. September 2014

Street food, Busan, South Korea. September 2014

Street food, Busan, South Korea. September 2014

Nurimaru APEC House

Built in 2005 for the Asian-Pacific Economic Summit, Nurimaru has beautiful gardens, an interesting historic tour, and an amazing view of Gwangalli Beach and Gwangan Bridge.

APEC Naru Park, Busan, South Korea. September 2014

APEC Naru Park, Busan, South Korea. September 2014

Nurimaru, Busan, South Korea. September 2014

Nurimaru, Busan, South Korea. September 2014

Nurimaru, Busan, South Korea. September 2014

Nurimaru, Busan, South Korea. September 2014

Nurimaru, Busan, South Korea. September 2014

Nurimaru, Busan, South Korea. September 2014

View of Gwangan Bridge, Busan, South Korea. September 2014

View of Gwangan Bridge, Busan, South Korea. September 2014

Haeundae Beach
Haeundae Beach, Busan, South Korea. September 2014

Haeundae Beach, Busan, South Korea. September 2014

Haeundae Beach, Busan, South Korea. September 2014

Haeundae Beach, Busan, South Korea. September 2014

Haeundae Beach, Busan, South Korea. September 2014

Haeundae Beach, Busan, South Korea. September 2014

Haeundae Beach, Busan, South Korea. September 2014

Haeundae Beach, Busan, South Korea. September 2014

Our time in Busan came to an end too soon!  We wish we could have spent a week or more in this vibrant, beautiful ocean city.

Travel details:

Atlanta-Seoul on American Airlines

  • Atlanta-Dallas-Seoul on American Airlines
  • Spent 50,000 Alaska MileagePlan miles to fly Business Class on American Airlines
  • Paid about $200 in taxes & Business Class upgrade

Seoul-Osaka on Japan Airlines

  • Spent 10,000 American AAdvantage miles to fly Economy on Japan Airlines
  • Paid about $15 in taxes

Tokyo-Atlanta on Japan Airlines & American Airlines

  • Tokyo-San Diego on Japan Airlines 
  • San Diego-Charlotte-Atlanta on American Airlines
  • Spent 50,000 American AAdvantage miles to fly Business Class
  • Paid about $45 in taxes

 

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