Woke up a little bit late today, to pay the time of sleep of yesterday. We start our journey at 09:00. Our first destination is 감천문화마을 Gamcheon Culture Village.
Gamcheon Culture Village or also known as Santorini on the South Sea, or Taeguekdo Village. The village is a panorama of endless rows of low-rise cubicle homes climbing up the steep hillsides from the sea below, their cheerful blue, yellow and pink hues a delight to the eye. Narrow stone and concrete alleyways wind their way through the homes, yielding something new at every turn.
From Elysee Motel Busan, go to Nampo Metro Station, ride subway to 도성/土城 Toseong Metro Station (orange line), go exit 6, then you will see intersection, turn right and walk until you meet hospital. The bus stop to Gamcheon is in front of the hospital. Ride bus no 2 / 2-2 to 감천문화마을 Gamcheon Culture Village, and stop right in front of Gamcheon Elementary School.
The main entrance of Gamcheon Culture Village right across the school.
You can collect stamp about this village, buy the map in the information or art shop. It cost W2000.
We use the direction in the map, so we know where we heading. And it’s useful, because we know where to go.
We spent almost 3 hours in there. After that, we go to the next destination, Haeundae Beach. We ride bus 2 to Toseong Station, then ride metro to Haeundae. It’s a long journey, about 2 hours.
Arrived at Haeundae Station, we go through exit 5 to Haeundae Beach. It took 5-10 minutes to walk there.
When we arrived Haeundae Beach, there’s 19th 부산국제영화제 Busan International Film Festival which held on 2-11 October 2014.
BIFF is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia. Beginning in 1996 as the first international film festival in Korea, it is now a major global event. Held in Haeundae and Nampo-dong, Busan, the festival presents over 300 films from 70 countries. The focus of the BIFF is introducing new films and first-time directors, especially those from Asian countries.
Programs For 2014’s event:
– Total of 314 films from 79 countries
– 134 World & International Premieres
– 98 World Premieres (66 Feature Films, 32 Short Films)
– 36 International Premieres (33 Feature Films, 3 Short Films)
– All New Currents screenings are World or International Premieres
For more information, please visit the website.
해운대해수욕장 Haeundae Beach located at Haeundae District. Exit 5 from Haeundae Station, and walk about 5-10 minutes.
If you ever went to beach in Indonesia (such as Bali and Lombok), you will think that the beach at Busan is a common beach.
But it’s so crowded. Many people went there to enjoy the wind and the beach. Located in the middle of high building, and the white sand, make people feel comfortable to just sit and enjoy the scene.
We decided to stay here and enjoy this beach till night and enjoy the sunset. Because it will took some time to travel to another place.
Then We walk around Haeundae. The wind blow stronger than before. There’s a news that there’s thypoon at Japan, and it affects the weather. It’s getting colder.
So we decided to wait for the sunset inside cafe or convenient store. And we bought this.
After that, we go to the beach again to watch sunset.
And the night coming. It’s beautiful in the night, especially there’s BIFF festival which make the area full of light. The combination of sea, beach, and the city, make it more wonderful.
The wind is so strong, so after we enought to enjoy the scene, we decided to go to the next destination.
From Haeundae, we go to the 2nd famous beach in Busan, 광안리 해수욕장 Gwanganlli Beach. There’s a famous bridge in here, 광안대교 Gwangandaegyo Bridge, and it’s beautiful at night. Surrounded with building and cafe, we can enjoy the beach while drinking coffee.
To go here, you can stop at Gwangan Station exit 3 / 5 and walk around 10 minutes to the beach. You will pass a busy road and when I came there, there’s road renovation, and it’s make uncomfortable to walk.
PS: I’ve read inside the review in Trip Advisor, it’s better if you stop at Geumnyeonsan Station because it’s closer to the beach. Next time I went here, I will try it.
This is our last destination for today. After enjoy the scene for a while, we go back to hotel and rest. Time to sleep for tomorrow journey.