Busan, Korea: An Afternoon at Taejongdae

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Though this post is coming about a year after we visited Korea, while I’m on this travel blogging kick I wanted to share some of highlights from that amazing trip.

Taejongdae Resort Park is a natural park along the coast of Busan, and without a doubt my favorite part of Korea (though, when you’re only there for a week you’re pretty limited in what you’ll see!). I added this stop to our travel itinerary simply because every time I googled Busan, a version of this image appeared:

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That seemed pretty enough to be worth a special trip!

We zipped over to Taejongdae via cab Nampo Dong, a district in Busan known for its theaters. Cabs in Busan were cheap enough to make this almost 20 minute journey affordable and easy. If you’re not up for a cab, you can take a bus — but buses confuse me even in Boston, so no way was I getting on one in Korea.

The views from Taejongdae were spectacular! And they say on a day you can see a Japanese Island called Daema Island (Tsushima Island). Not sure if that’s in the background of any of my photos, but it’s something to watch out for if you go!

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At Pebble Beach, one of the first stops around the island (which you can get around via a tiny, colorful train, by the way) is Pebble Beach. The waves along the shore made such a beautiful sound as they pulled the pebbles out toward the water. The video doesn’t do it complete justice.

That rock sculpture behind me is known as Tea Kettle Island.

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We were fortunate the summer weather was so perfect for our stroll around Taejongdae, but I imagine it’s still just as pretty in other seasons.

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