Low Budget but Luxury Trip to Busan 豪华兼低消费釜山之旅

Total Spending as low as RM1,091.60 per headcount

总消费RM1,091.60而已

Upfront expenses:

Flight ticket RM599 per pax

Hotel accommodation RM248 per pax

Day 1:

We arrived at Gimhae Airport and took our train to the nearest station from our hotel, Hotel Arban located at Seomyeon (Third Hotel @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbLSxXsK16Q ).

  

After checking in to the hotel, we departed to Check in Busan Café for brunch. The reason we recommended this café especially for the first time traveller to Busan: They provide free maps informative tips about Busan with English, Chinese and Korean Language. Besides, this is also a good spot for travellers to get nice post cards and souvenirs which photos are captured by the café owner. (Check out (—video link—) for more information).

Gamcheon Culture Village is a must to visit place in Busan. Instagrammable places include Colorful Harry Potter Staircase, Stairs to See Stars, Mini Museum, House of Light, Busanfornia panaroma, Lovelocks & Couple Art, Grand Budapest Doll Hotel, Fish Swimming Alley etc. Not only with great art, but in history as well.

Next Destination would be Songdo Beach & Songdo Skywalk. Songdo Beach is the first official public beach in Korea back in year 1913 and it expanded to skywalk, cable car, recreation park, etc. The Skywalk is 360-meter long bridge built towards the sea, well known for its curvy shape of dragon. Songdo Skywalk is linked to the Geobokseom (Turtle Island) where it is a small rock island with Scraptures figures for photographing.

We selected Tobico’s restaurant for our dinner. Their local Korean food is mixed with some of the western elements to bring out whole new level of Korean cuisine. You must try their Stone rice with Crab inner parts, which is superb especially for those who love crabs. Chaomamien is the comfort food for the cold weather, with its hot and authentic soup, and you will be amazed by their big fresh octopus in the soup.

After dinner, we went back to Seomyeon area. We are glad that we stay at this area, because it is pretty crowded and lively with street food and underground shopping. Do not miss the street food Tteokbokki (Spicy rice cakes) and Twigim (fried snack)

Day 2:

We had our breakfast at our hotel, as the price we paid is included breakfast. After filling our stomach, we departed to Oryukdo Skywalk. Please make sure you bring enough thicker sweater, as the strong and cold wind would make you freeze. Oryukdo Skywalk is built on a spectacular rock with a U-shaped transparent glass to overlook the bottom part under your feet. You would be thrilled with the view of the huge wave when you look down through the transparent glasses. You will have to cover your feet with the shoe cover for the cleanliness of the skywalk. Do not worry about the safety aspect as the Skywalk glasses were coated with bullet proof film, hence 100% safe to stand on it. Despite the cold wind, we actually quite enjoy, hence we proceed to the café near to the Skywalk to grab some hot drinks and continue to enjoy the view.

Every girls’ trip must have dessert. We made our way to Maison De Dawl Café. This is a great place to enjoy a relaxing afternoon with warn and peaceful ambiance. We ordered most of the dessert from the menu. And each of us (4 person) pick our own dessert. We tried Flower Fruits Pancakes, All Berry Yogurt, Strawberry Matcha Tiramisu, and High Class Tea Party with Beauty and the Beast tea sets.

After gaining all the calories, we proceeded for an evening walk at Haeundae Beach which is located in the eastern part of the city. You will be impressed by the beach, as it is very clean and the sand are very soft. The beach offers amazing panoramic view with blue seas, white sand and skyscapers. Sometimes, there will be magic trick performance or live performance by the beach.

Near to the beach, you will find Haeundae Traditional Market. It is an authentic market where you can mostly find fresh street foods and seafood. In the middle of the market, we found a shop which sells pig trotters which is suitable for our appetite as we are craving for something salty after dessert. It did not disappoint us. With the good texture and taste, we finished the plate within 10 minutes. The food at this Traditional Market is not cheap due to the tourist spot location.

Day 3:

We went to Busan Fried Chicken shop near Seomyeon Station, which is merely 300 meters walking distance from our hotel. This restaurant serves local authentic fried chicken. This is where normally the locals go for fried chicken. The ambiance of the restaurant is normal, but their fried chicken is awesome. Superb original and spicy taste, but the fresh chicken taste remains.

Busan International Film Festival Square (BIFF Square) was our next stop. It is a modern movie district and a bustling street full of movie theaters, shops, restaurants and street food. We recognised this area because of the BIFF archway on the entire street of the square. There are also hand prints of different Asian celebrities on the floor of the street. We took some quick bites at the street food stalls for Ssiat Hotteok and Fried Mandoo, where this is popular among the locals in Busan.

Before we headed to the airport, we dropped by one of the café at BIFF Square, called U: Dally Café. The verdict of this café is, they offer colourful and fresh juice and latte in their own bottles and you may bring their bottles home after finished the drinks. I like their fluffy waffle with mixed fresh fruits as well as their fresh strawberry latte.

And lastly, we took our train to Gimhae Airport and depart back to Kuala Lumpur!

Tips:

1. Download the Apps: Korea Subway and Korea Transit (because google map cannot be used in South Korea)

2. Bring thicker sweater as the wind by the seaside/skywalk is extremely strong despite summer season.

3. Purchase T Money Card from the convenience store/ subway station for convenient transportation purpose no matter for subway train or for bus (which works like Touch n Go)

4. If it is raining, we recommend to purchase umbrella at the underground subway station which is much cheaper than convenience store.

5. Rent a pocket wifi to check on the map anytime, anywhere with lower rate compare to data roaming.

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