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Today's Blog-Haeundae Beach
[Haeundae Beach - a Prime Getaway Spot in Summer]
A Canadian blogger,Jenee Slusarek, who had been looking for a quiet respite this time visits Haeundae Beach in Busan, which is packed with vacationers every summer. Her visit to Haeundae completely changes the way she enjoys summer. Hear her story about the charm of Haeundae Beach. Visit her blog at http://jenee-travels.blogspot.com/
*Today's Blog is produced by Arirang TV in partnership with the Korea Tourism Organization.
|Haeundae Beach (해운대해수욕장) is probably the most famous beach in the country. "Haeundae" was so named by scholar Choi Chi-Won (857~?) of the Silla Kingdom (BC 57~AD 935). When he was walking past Dongbaekdo Island, he was fascinated by it and left the carved words "Hae Un Dae" on a stone wall on the island. Haeundae is 1.5 km long, 30~50m wide, and spans an area of 58,400㎡. The white sand is rough and sticks easily to your skin. The sand of this beach is composed of sand that comes from Chuncheon Stream and shells that have been naturally eroded by the wind over time. Haeundae Beach is also famous for the various cultural events and festivals held throughout the year. At Haeundae Beach there is a Folk Square where you can enjoy traditional games such as neoldduigi (seesaw jumping), Korean wrestling, tuho(arrow throwing), tug-of-war and yutnori. There is also the Beach Culture Center and the Beach Library. Numerous people visit every year from June to August.|
|June 1-September 10|
|Facilities for the Handicapped|
|Parking lot and toilet|
|Changing room, internet area, convenient store, center for lost children, etc.|
|Parasol - Cash 7,000 won / Smart beach website - 5,500 won
Mat - Free for one time
Tube – Cash 7,000 won / Smart beach website - 5,500 won
Beach bed – Cash 7,000 won / Smart beach website – 5,500 won
Life vest – Cash 7,000 won / Smart beach website – 5,500 won
* Changing room
Rental for swim wear
- Men 2,500 won / Smart beach website 2,000 won
- Women 3,500 won / Smart beach website 3,000 won
Shower fee (5 min, one time use) 1,500 won / Smart beach website 1,000 won
Towel (on sale) 2,500 won / Smart beach website 2,000 won
Storage fee for clothes
- Small: 3,500 won / Smart beach website 3,000 won
- Large: 4,500 won / Smart beach website 4,000 won
* Smart beach website: www.smartbeach.co.kr
|From Seoul Station(subway line #1 or 4 ) take KTX to Busan station( 2hr 30 min travel time) >> From Busan station walk 172m straight and take bus(# 1003)(04:20 to 22:20 / every 9 min / 31 min travel time) >> get off at Haeundae Beach stop and walk 169m to Haeundae Beach
From Seoul Express Bus Terminal, take an express bus bound for Busan Bus Terminal.
(First bus 06:00 / Last bus 02:00)
Cross the street and take Bus 1002 at Nopo-dong Busan Terminal on the other side of Nopo Station.
Get off at Homeplus - Centum City Bus Stop (20 bus stops) and transfer to Bus 31 at the bus stop.
(※ Other bus: 115-1, 100, 100-1, 200)
Get off at Unchon Bus Stop (4 bus stops) and walk 892m south toward the beach.
(About 13 min to the beach from the bus stop)