Day 5 of 15
Annyeong* Still in on my Busan Series but somehow this is something contrary from the expected City Tours that we’ve made for the last few days, for today we decided to be in tune with mother nature and enjoy what lovely earth has to offer and see for yourself how magical and astounding it is.
0430 – 0730 Haeundae Beach
0730 – 1000 Breakfast Buffet at the Hotel
1000 – 1200 Travel Time to Geumjeong
1200– 1700 Trekking
1800 ONW Back to Haeundae Area
Sunrise Watching at Haeundae Beach
To be honest I am a nocturnal human being and I seldom see sunrise but when I do I make sure that it will be spectacular just like what we’ve experienced this day. We woke up real early, had quick coffee and went straight to the beach and waited for the mighty sun. Enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them with my camera. By the way the hotel is just a few steps away from the beach and so getting there was a breeze. If you’re not staying anywhere near the beach the directions is posted below for your reference.
HOW TO GET HERE?
By Train Metro Line 2 at Haeundae Station Exit 3 & 5
Buffet at Sunset Hotel
Right after the fascinating sunrise we headed straight to hotel’s breakfast area because we’re both hungry and we’re considering the odyssey later and its gonna be quite a walk so we make sure to be brimming with energy and that’s by relishing the buffet. Well, the photos will tell it all.
Geumjeongsanseong Fortress (금정산성)
After the fulfilling breakfast, we moved towards Oncheonjang Station via Busan Subway to catch Bus 203 that will take us to the gate of the fortress. But before we boarded the bus we made a pit stop to a convenient store and bought some food though we got a handful of snacks from the breakfast counter earlier to make sure that we’re loaded and ready to trek.
This fortress is located at the peak of Mt. Geumjeongsan (801.5m) in Busan. Koreans presumed that this was built during the three famous kingdom – The Goguryeo, The Baekje, and The Shilla Dynasty.
HOW TO GET HERE?
Subway & Bus Oncheonjang Station (Busan subway line 1), Exit 5.
Turn right from the exit and walk for about 60m before turning into 153 Jungangdae-ro 1 Beon-gil (중앙대로153 1번길).
Walk straight for about 130m and turn right again at the intersection. Continue to walk straight for about 1-min to arrive at the bus stop (SK허브스카이).
Take Bus No. 203 and then get off at Geumseong-dong Residents’ Community Center.
Walk for about 14 min to arrive at the South gate or East gate of the fortress.
Before heading to our accommodation, we stopped at Busan Station to check for KTX Schedule since we decided to experience this express train to Seoul. We also had our dinner there at Lotteria before we go back to our hotel and had our very much needed warm bath.
Hope you get a thing or two from this post and watch out for more. If you have any questions or same experience feel free to use the comment area below.
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