Our last day in Busan was very fruitful. At first, we were hesitant of taking the flight since it was at 9pm (local time), which meant we are arriving Manila at 1am. But turning, lemons to lemonade, we made this last day as another tour day, making the most out of our day. Here are the places that we have visited:
- Gamcheon Cultural Village
To get here, we rode the subway train line 1 and stopped at Toseong Station and went out at Exit 6. When you exit, you turn right until you reach the bus stop sign. Small buses are what you need to look for. On our end, we made some friends (fellow tourists) at the bus stop. And since, they did not want to wait in queue (because it takes a while), they invited us to join them for taxi and split the charge. It was only about 10-15 minutes only. Our newly found friend, offered to take care of the taxi fare all on her own. Of course, after a few hesitations, we said yes. Thank you, new friend. 🙂
The Gamcheon Cultural Village was an eye-candy. After the roaming around the city center, wherein you see mostly are high-rise buildings, it’s very refreshing to see colorful stone houses as an attraction. Why is this considered to be an attraction, you might ask. Well, it’s the artsy feel you will get when you go here. It’s a village on a hill with all houses painted with bright colors. Each house have different activities in-store for you; from porcelain crafts, woodworking, textile crafts to putting love-locks at one of the roofs of the houses(like the one in Pont des Arts, Paris). Honestly, activities are endless. There’s also a post office in there where you can send postcards to your loved ones (about 400KRW only) at any country.
Are you a fan of Bon Chon? Or of Koko Buri? These are both restaurants whose specialty is the Korean Fried Chicken. It that fried chicken with glazed sauce, juicy and yet crispy. Oh my gosh, I’m drooling. Anyway, it’s one of the items in our South Korea bucket list. And yep, we found it here at the cultural village. Apparently, this fried chicken is only a street food in here. You have four choice for the flavors, the sweet and sour (original), honey butter, cheese and vegetable cream. We recommend the honey butter, it’s really, really good! One small bucket has about 8-10 chicken strips, it costs 3,000KRW/121PHP/2.5USD. It was so tasty and good, we had two buckets. We were even looking for rice! Very Filipino, I know.
They also have other interesting street foods in the village. See…
Make sure to check our post on the Food Trip in Busan – A Happy Tummy Experience.
We spent about half of the day in this very interesting village, we actually have forgotten the time. Our next stop was back to Seomyeon station and Busan station. We actually did most of our shopping in the subway stations. Because these are where the bargains are. Prices inside the malls are more expensive. We bought a lot of bags and make-ups, for ourselves and for gifts to friends and family. There are also a lot of clothing shops, but unfortunately since it’s winter, most of the clothes are not suitable to wear back home. We spent another 2-3 hours for the last chance of shopping before we went back to our guest house to pack our things.
See our next post for the itinerary recap and the most exciting part, the final costing of all our expenses during our tour.
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