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Busan half-day hits at Gwangalli Beach, Jagalchi Market, and Nampodong (+ A short video)

Gwangalli Beach (in the picture) is pretty much the same as Haeundae Beach only that, on the other side of Gwangalli, you have the longest array of bars while a busy down town city center in Haeundae. The sea water seems to be a lot clearer in Haeundae too which made me realize that I  decided right on skinny dipping on the latter. We have to book our tickets to Gumi first beforehand to ensure seats on the 2 hour ride.

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Gwangan Bridge is more beautiful at night as neon lights traces it skeleton.

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The Gwangalli Beach shore seems to be a home for some domestic birds as well.

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Jagalchi Fish Market is one of the most famous fish markets in the world. All sorts of fresh and live seafood may be found here. It’s like the first drop off point of fresh catch from the nearby Nampo port.

I also enjoyed walking through the Jagalchi Market and be amazed by all sorts of live seafood there. Giant squids, octopuses, fish, giant clams, king crabs, eels, and others are all in motion in their respective basin aquariums.

Before going home, we dropped by at Nampodong which is a small area shopping center where I was able to buy some presents. I got my sister a photo calendar of a Kpop group, my mother a medium sized Busan emblem, and my friends some “I love Korea” shirts.

Anyway, here’s a video I made for this half-day trip. 🙂

Busan, South Korea
November 16, 2013

In the video: Snippets from Gwangalli Beach to Jagalchi Market to Nampodong.
Music: Octopus’ Garden by The Beatles

Adventures, Korea

Top Visits in Busan, South Korea (+ Will you stay in a Jimjilbang/Korean Spa?)

Busan’s national branding goes by the tag line “Dynamic Busan.” With all due respect to Seoul’s vibrance and modernism, I would most probably lean towards Busan more just because it gave me more energy when I first stepped onto its ground. There may be fewer people here than in Seoul but the place itself is intently screaming vigor and zest to me. Busan is the second largest metropolis in Korea and is located at the Southeastern of the peninsula. It is a mixture of countryside and city feels where you can see high rise buildings on this side, long beach lines on the other, and cliffs and mountains on another. Truly, it offers diversity to adventurers who fairly wants the best of both worlds.

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