Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

PUS-200 | Busan, South Korea | See Special Notes

from $79.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

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  • Haedong Yonggungsa Temple Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

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Excursion Length:
Approx. 5 hours

Max. Group Size: 35

Tour Overview

This serene and informative half day tour takes you to unique temple by the sea, past one of Korea's most popular beaches.

Accompanied by your friendly local guide, you will board the motorcoach at the pier for the breath-taking journey through glorious countryside, to the beautiful Haedong Yonggungsa Temple.

Without a doubt, this is one of the most beautiful temples in Busan, and its unusual location by the sea, only adds to the peaceful atmosphere. Expect to climb 108 steps to get a closer look at this amazing landmark, which boasts a three-story pagoda decorated with lions. Once inside, your guide will explain the legend of the Great Goddess Buddha, who lives in the sea and is said to appear on the back of a dragon.

Climb back on to the motorcoach for the drive along the beautiful Haeundae Beach. Considered to be Korea's most popular beach, Haeundae attracts many holiday-makers and takes it name from the 9th century Silla scholar and poet Choi Chi-won, who would write from a nearby pavilion.

Continuing along the coastal road, head for Dongbaekseom Island, and APEC House, which was built for the 2005 APEC Economic Leader's Meeting.

Another unique and picturesque location, the building is surrounded by beautiful woods of camellia and pine trees. It regularly hosts international conferences, and along with the many delegates who come here, you will also be able to view the Mermaid Statue, which stands on a rock formation on the shore.

Then there is some time for souvenir shopping as you make your way to the wonderful Gukje International Market which is packed with around 300 shops selling crafts, artworks, and antiques. On the way to the market, you can see and take the impressive 24,000 foot Gwangan Grand Bridge, which was completed in 2003.

After shopping, return to the ship with souvenirs and memories.

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Detailed itinerary

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes


Visitors to Haedong Yonggungsa Temple must climb approximately 108 steps.

APEC Nurimaru House will be closed on May 26, 2016 (M616)

A minimum of 20 passengers is required for this tour to operate.

Child Price:

12 years and under only

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

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Wheelchair Accessibility:

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Camera/Video Restrictions:

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