My trip to Busan started from my flight from Jeju Island. Busan's Gimhae airport is nothing fancy if I remember correctly. As soon as we arrived, we head straight to the taxi stand to go to our hotel at Haeundae Beach itself. The drive from the airport to the beach took I think more than an hour. Mainly because of the horrible traffic. If you're travelling by subway, the nearest station is Haeundae. Go to exit 3 or 5 and walk straight until you see the beach. It might be a walk. About 10 minutes.
|Location of Haeundae Beach|
|The left view of the beach from my balcony|
We stayed at Paradise Hotel which was right by the beach. If you can splurge a little, then this hotel would be a good choice. The first picture above is what I see of Haeundae Beach from my balcony. Awesome view right? It doesn't have direct access to the beach though. You have to make a turn to the back of the hotel from the entrance. Right beside it is a duty free shopping mall. Duty Free stuff can sometimes be much much cheaper than prices at home so you shouldn't miss out on it.
|Cool devices to blow out the sands in your shoes|
|Haeundae Beach at night|
|Sand drawings of Iron Man and Marilyn Monroe|
|The tiles along the beachwalk will let you know if you've arrived|
During the time of the visit, there was some sort of sand drawing competition going on. So there were piles of sands with people making 3D carvings out of it. Besides this, the beach is also home to the Busan Aquarium. I didn't go for the aquarium as I thought it was a bit pricey and I would assume it's not much different than any other aquarium attraction around the world. Overall I would say the beach is a must visit whenever you're dropping by Busan. It was awesomely beautiful. I hope to go there again during the peak Summer season just to bask in the crowd of beach-goers. Hehe.