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Western Busan Tour : Modern History Tour even Busanites don't Aware of

Today, Busan attracts people from all over the world as one of the most famous tourist city in Korea.

In the days of 1950s and 1960s, Busan drove an important role in modern history in Korea.

Provisional Government of Korea was settled in Busan and a lot of renowned Korean companies initiated their business in Busan as well.

On the other hand, Busan played a role of shelter of refugees during Korean war whom later had been a driving force of miracle of Han River.

Through this tour, you can see the trace of development of Busan, and can have a great understanding of modern history of Korea.

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8 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Gratuities
    • Parking Fees
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch - Will have lunch nearby Jagalchi Market
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Busan Gamcheon Culture Village, 203, Gamnae 2-ro, Saha-gu, Busan 49368 South Korea

    Gamcheon Cultural Village in Busan is well know for its steep stairs, twisting alleys and cute houses.

    Here, the creativity is in the air and there are art pieces at every step but the Gamcheon Cultural Village was not always like this.

    Built in the 1950s by Korean War refugees, this village started as a shanty town.

    Slowly, the people started building brick houses and the village got bigger and bigger in size.

    Also named the "Machu Picchu of Busan" or the "Lego City,"

    the Gamcheon Cultural Village became main tourist attraction of Busan in 2009

    when the government decided to renovate it.

    By collaborating with local artists, the village was reborn and it now attracts tourists from all over the world.

    As soon as you enter the village, you will be overwhelmed by the handicrafts shops,

    art galleries and street art.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Yeongdodaegyo Bridge, 46, Taejong-ro, Yeongdo-gu, Busan 49042 South Korea

    Busan Yeongdo Bridge,commonly associated with the memories of refugees during the Korean War,

    restored its function as a drawbridge on 23rd of Nov. 2013 to celebrate its 80th anniversary.

    The Yeongdo bride was opened as the first drawbridge in the country on 23rd of Nov. 1934,

    during the Japanese occupation period.

    The bridge stopped functioning as a drawbridge in 1966, and was restored in 23rd of Nov, 2013

    after 47 years.

    The bridge has become a famous tourist attraction in Busan after being reopened,

    with an average of 1,000 tourists visiting on weekdays, and over 3,000 on weekends.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Provisional Capital Memorial Hall, 45 Imsisudoginyeom-ro, Seo-gu,, Busan 49236 South Korea

    The 'Presidential Residence in the Provisional Capital' was built in August 1926

    and was used as the offical residence for the governor of South Gyeongsang Province during Japanese occupation.

    During Korean War (1950-1953), Busan was the provisional capital of the country for 1,023 days and President Seungman Lee used this building as the presidential residence.

    It has been called 'Gyeongmudae, or Presidential Residence' since then.

    The 'Presidential Residence in the Provisional Capital' is a two-story wooden building

    with a mixture of Western and Japanese architectural styles,

    and built by the Japanese Governor-General of Korea during Japanese occupation.

    it is the only remaining building, as the largest residence of a governor, built in South Korea in the 1920s

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Yongdusan Park, 37-55, Yongdusan-gil, Jung-gu, Busan 48950 South Korea

    Yongdosan Moutain in downtown Busan is one of Busan's three famous mountains.

    It was originally called Songhyeonsan Mountain, which means a mountain with a view of the sea through the dense pine tree forest.

    Later, the name was changed to Yongdusan Mountain, as the mountain peak was shaped similar to a dragon's head (yongdu), protecting the area against foreign invaders overseas.

    The tower offers a beautiful view of Busan Port and the surrounding scenery.

    In particular, the night view from Busan tower is magnificent.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Huin Yeoulgil, 29, Hana-gil, Yeongdo-gu, Busan 49078 South Korea

    Huinnyeoul Culture Village is a simple village that retains the traces of the pain and time of the refugee history

    that was created after the Korean War. This beautiful village resembles Greece's Santorini, built on the cliffs of the sea.

    This place is attracting attention as a filming place, such as 'Attorney', 'Nameless Gangster'

    Today, Huinnyeoul Culture Village transforming some houses on the huinnyeoul road into creative spaces,

    encouraging local artists to create their creative minds, and creating a culture and art village

    where people can feel culture and art in their daily lives.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    1: Nampo-dong, South Korea, Busan, Jung-gu, Nampodong 1(il)-ga, 구덕로 지하 12
    2: Busan Station, Jungang-daero, Choryang 3(sam)-dong, Dong-gu, Busan, South Korea
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by HERI TOUR

Activity ID: V-168192P2

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