Busan D1 (BGSDNMK) – SK Trip 2014 # South Korea

We took airport shuttle to KLIA2 at 06:00. A lot of people go there too. The hotel provided 2 MVP car.

Once arrive at KLIA2, we drop our baggage at U-V Counter. Only one destination in this counter, Busan (South Korea), and because this is extra large plane, which there’s 3-3-3 seat, so a lot of people queue to check-in/drop baggage.

After drop our baggage, we entering the imigration and have a chance to walk around boarding gate. Then we wait for boarding at waiting room.

At 08:00, we boarding and depart at 08:30.

The air conditionair inside the plane is really cold. But fortunately, I have prepared the thick jacket because it’s autumn in South Korea, and it will a little bit chill.

The journey take approximately 6 hours 15 minutes and South Korea time is 1 hour later than Kuala Lumpur. So we arrive at Gimhae International Airport Busan at 15:45. The airport not too big.

Our friend pick us at Airport. Once we arrive at Busan, we directly go to the hotel for check-in because we bought a very heavy luggage. There’s some way to go to the hotel, by using Airport Limousine Bus or Subway. I choose subway because it’s cheaper (But I regret it later, because it’s not convenient if you bring a heavy luggage. And I suggest you using airport limousine bus also known as express bus which a little more expensive but convenient).

From Gimhae International Airport, go outside to the metro station, Gimhae International Airport (line Gimhae Light Rail Transit/Purple), then buy ticket to Sasang Station (line 2/green). Because it’s different line (airport line and metro line), so we have to stop at Sasang Station first. From Sasang Station, we go to Nampo Station (line 1/orange) by transit at Seomyeon Station (transfer station between line 1/orange & line2/green).

Don’t forget to buy T-Money card at convenient store (7-11/c&u/GS25). It cost W2500 for the card, and just top up whatever you want (from W1000 to W100.000).

Our first destination after drop our luggage is Jagalchi Market 자갈치시장. Jagalchi Culture Tourism Festival coincidentally being held in there, so there’s so many people.

Jagalchi Market is Korea’s largest seafood market. This market represents Busan and is famous throughout the country.

The gate to Jagalchi Market

You can see a lot of people sell seafood in there. You can buy raw seafood then ask ahjuma to cook it.

inside Jagalchi Market 1st Floor

2nd floor of Jagalchi Market is restaurant. Many people eat in there. But I heard that it’s quiet expensive. I didn’t have a chance to eat here.

We also go to the back side of Jagalchi Market, which we can see the sea and night view of Busan

View from Jagalchi Market back side
Lotte Mall at Gwangbok, Nampo

Some of the people in there, could speak Chinese. And it’s better than English. My friend has a chance to ask for fish meat, and it’s quiet expensive.

Then We go back to the shopping street at Nampo. On the way there, we passed BIFF Square. Before back to hotel to resting, we decided to come by Yongdusan Park 용두산 공원. It’s beautiful even at night. From Nampo-Dong District, you can ride elevator (it’s really long and high) to reach this place.

There’s Busan Tower, the Statue of the Great Admiral Yi Sun-shin, the Bell of the Citizens, a flower clock, the Museum of Musical Instruments of the World, and a bust of the Busan-based independent activist, Baeksan An Hee-je.

Busan Tower 부산타워 is a symbol of Busan that stands proudly 69m above sea level at a height of 120m. The top of the tower is modeled after the baldaquin of Dabotap Pagoda in Bulguksa Temple, Gyeongju.

the statue of the Great Admiral Yi Sun-Shin
Busan Tower Entrance

The view from Yongdusan Park is beautiful. The Busan Light is really glamorous.

South Korea is famous as love country. And it’s famous with the love locks.

It’s 22:00 already, and we didn’t get enough sleep yesterday. So we decided to back to hotel for rest. Good Night, see you tomorrow..

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