Sunday, May 27, 2012

2012 March: Busan: Night Tour

I have not tried joining any night tour in my previous travels yet, so I decided to give it a try this time.  I did my reservation via phone the afternoon before our trip.  You just need to do your research before booking so it is easier for you to understand the agent.  While talking on the phone it feels like she is still asking her colleague how to say things in English, so what I did was to help her find the words she would like to tell me.

Joining Night Tour: http://www.citytourbusan.com
Fee: 10000 krw (400php, 2012)

How to get there: From Line 1 (Amber) at Busan station, take Exit 8, at a distant (right) you will immediately see Arirang Tourist Hotel and Angel in us Coffee.  The departure point is the bus station in front of this hotel.


Note: 
  • To keep the environment in the bus as pleasant as possible, the consumption of food or beverages is not allowed
  • Any remaining tickets can be purchased on a first-come-first serve basis from the driver after all customers with prior reservations have boarded


The guide is mostly speaking in Korean.  English speakers were given headset to use the touch screen monitors in front and watch videos in English.  Once the tour started, the videos are already controlled based on where the bus is passing.

First actual stop is at Gwangalli Beach, freezing cold that I was not able to take better photos.  We were allowed to stay there about 10 minutes, but most of us were back in the bus after 3-5 minutes.

We only passed by Haeudae Beach and Dalmaji Road (since there is still no cherry blossom in the area.)  

We also went to a mountainous part, Geumryeonsan to see the beach and the city area from above.  It is more freezing there, but it is great experience to end my special night on a foreign land.

Before going back to Busan station, our bus actually passed by the Gwangan bridge.

Given a chance of going back here, I might consider staying in Busan station than in Seomyeon as it feels like the Busan area is a bit older and more traditional.
Entrance going to Busan Metro Station

Travel Date: March 29, 2012