Built in 1376, the Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is one of the major Buddhist temples in Busan. Its peaceful, seaside ambience will help visitors gear up for their busy afternoon in the downtown Busan area. The temple is surrounded by various restaurants serving fresh seafood dishes, for which the city is famous.
After hosting the APEC meeting in 2005, Nurimaru APEC House has become a popular meeting site and tourist attraction. Over 5,000 visitors pass through each day. (No entrance fees. Hours: 10:00-17:00)
The Busan Aquarium is a state-of-the-art facility with a variety of sea creatures and attractions that draw millions of visitors each year.
Hours: 10:00-19:00 (Monday to Thursday) and 09:00-21:00 (Friday to Sunday and holidays) (Entrance fee: ￦17,000)
Close to Haeundae, Centum City is the ideal place for shopping, entertainment, and tourism. It is home to two lavishly luxurious department stores: Shinsegae and the Lotte Department Store. Shinsegae at Centum-City is the largest department store on record worldwide and offers everything from shopping to entertainment, including an ice rink, spa facilities, and galleries. Lotte Department Store at Centum City boasts ‘Avenuel,’ which houses outstanding luxurious brands. These two commercial giants are located right next to each other, providing the ultimate experience in convenient shopping and price comparison. (Hours: 10:30-20:00 / closed one day every month)
Cine de Chef
Located on the fifth floor of Shinsegae Centum City, this is a nice restaurant where customers can watch movies while eating delicious cuisine (www.cinedechef.com)