“How strange is this combination of proximity and separation. That ground, seconds away, thousands of miles away.” – Charles A. Lindbergh
August 15, 2014 § 5 Comments
July 4, 2014 § Leave a comment
Yonggungsa Temple is one of the most beautiful temple i’ve ever visited so far as it is located along the shore line. Getting there was a bit challenging for me as I’m traveling alone that time and I decided to follow the Google maps direction (which lead me to the Songjeong 2 Apt.) and ended up walking there instead of taking the second bus to Yonggungsa Junction. Thank god I didn’t got lost or something bad happened to me while walking there. (It took me almost 1 and a half hours walking from the bus station. But it totally worth it as I had the chance to enjoyed a nice views along the coast of Busan.)
*I Will try to post something on how to get there if you followed the Google maps direction. 😛
“Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is situated on the coast of the north-eastern portion of Busan. This superb find of a tourist spot and temple offers visitors the rare find of a temple along the shore line. Most temples in Korea are located in the mountains. Haedong Yonggungsa Temple was first built in 1376 by the great Buddhist teacher known as Naong during the Goryeo Dynasty. Haesu Gwaneum Daebul (Seawater Great Goddess Buddha), Daeungjeon Main Sanctuary, Yongwangdang Shrine, Gulbeop Buddhist Sanctum (enclosed in a cave), and a three-story pagoda with four lions can all be seen looking out over the ocean.”
July 1, 2014 § Leave a comment
The magnificent cliffs and tree-lined seaside views of Amnam Park bring the harmony of the bluish-green waters and the forested landscape together. Made into a protected area, entrance was not permitted until its opening to the public in 1996, when visitors could first experience the untouched landscape. In the park one can fish, visit an observatory, and enjoy the walking path and elevated bridge. The abundance of pine trees along the walking path makes for a pleasant stroll; going up to the observatory, this well-forested area offers great views. If it is fishing that you want, here you can fish on the ocean as well as off the fantastically shaped rocks. There is a famous road from Songdo Beach to Amnam Park that is popular for leisurely drives. This drive is about 5 minutes, but for those who want to walk it’s about 20 minutes.
June 16, 2014 § Leave a comment
Oryukdo Island (오륙도) is attached to the southern part of Busan, and depending on the day and the tide, may appear to be five islands or six islands, hence its name.
Designated a Monument of Busan, Oryukdo Island is a rock island that can be said to be made purely of stones. Of all the five islands branching out from the mainland, all of them, except the one with the lighthouse, are uninhabited.
It is composed of Usakdo Island, Surido Island, Gonggotdo Island, Guldo Island and Deungdaedo (Lighthouse) Island, but because the lower part of Usakdo are divided into two segments that appear as two islands, sometimes Usakdo Island is known as Bangpaedo Island and Sol Island as well, depending on the level of the water. The name of the Usakdo Island comes from this phenomenon as well. Because many ships that come to Busan pass by Oryukdo Island, it is a symbol of Busan as well.