6. Gwangandaegyo Bridge
At 7.4km, the Gwangandaegyo bridge is one of the longest in Korea, and from it, you can expect views of Hwangnyeongsan mountain and Oryukdo island. In the evening it is lit with LED lighting which changes through the seasons. With each visit, we’ve found the bridge a quiet landmark to visit and therefore makes for a wonderful evening stroll.
203 Suyeonggangbyeon-daero, Haeundae-gu, Busan
Nearest subway: Jung-dong (walk to the observation platform at the lower end of Dalmaji-gil road)
7. UN Memorial Cemetery
The UN Memorial Cemetery is the only United Nations cemetery in the world and the final resting place of 2,300 men who supported the South in the 1950-53 Korean War. The graves are set out in 22 sites designated by the nationalities of those buried including the UK, Australia and Canada. The cemetery is beautiful and moving and the gardens are immaculate.
93 UN Pyeonghwa-ro, Nam-gu, Busan
Nearest subway: Daeyeon (exit 3)
8. Shinsegae Centum City
Expect a shopping experience like no other in the world’s largest shopping complex. Not only does it house every store imaginable, but there is also an indoor skating rink, golf driving range, and a huge spa. Shinsegae Centum City is a pretty impressive piece of modern architecture itself, taking into account its monster size.
Centum Namdae, ro 35, Haeundae-gu, Busan
Nearest subway: Centum City
9. Yongdusan Park
The wonderful city park is home to Busan Tower, which reopened in July 2017. It gives visitors a brilliant soaring view over the city. Other points of interest include the statue of Yi Sun-sin, Korea’s 16th-century naval hero, as well as 70 species of trees within 69,000 square metres of the park. It is a great place to sit down with a picnic and soak in the rays during the summer months.
37-55 Yongdusan-gil, Jung-gu, 48950, Busan
Nearest subway: Nampo-dong (exit 1)
PHOTOS: KIM JIHO (KOREA TOURISM ORGANIZATION), CHOI YEONG-GEUN (KOREA TOURISM ORGANIZATION), LEE BEOMSU (KOREA TOURISM ORGANIZATION)
This article was originally published by Singapore Press Holdings.