Winter in Busan, 2010
After lunch we drop by home to wrap ourself with thicker winter jacket before took a bus to Haeundae beach. When the local Koreans talk about Busan, they will first think about Haeundae - that's how this Haeundae beach represent Busan. It was winter when we were here, so there were not many people around if compared with the peak season in summer when hundred thousands of people flocked to the beach.
Since there's no beach party during winter, Haeundae beach has turns into Seagull paradise. haha! I can understand why my colleague who visited Busan before says that her impression of Haeundae beach is feed seagull at the beach. lol! Seagull here is not afraid with human, however they do keep their distance with us whenever we came close. Some locals came prepared and feed the seagulls with breads or biscuits.
The mountain at the East side filled with buildings and houses is Dalmaji - one of the famous attractions in Busan known as moonlight bay, great place to see cherry blossoms and foliage during spring / autumn.
While at the west side of Haeundae beach is Dongbaekseom and Nurimaru APEC House - the place where 2005 APEC Conference was held. Dongbaekseom has a beautiful park with breathtaking scenery. Around Haeundae, accommodations from star rated hotels, motels to private guesthouses is mushrooming nowadays.
It can be very painful when the chilly strong wind hit out face, so you can see he is cover himself from head to toe like an Eskimo here lol.
Take photos of our shadow at Haeundae beach. A signature photo were most of the couples would do at the beach!
Sun goes down early around 5pm during winter, it looks like evening although it is just barely 3pm when we were here! We could feel that the daytime passes very fast everyday when we were in Busan as sun rise up early and goes down early too.
A local woman gets terrified after attracts too many seagulls while trying to feed them. The building in this photo is Busan Aquarium where we pay a visit after this and spent about 2 hours inside. Generally it can be a short visit at Haeundae beach if it is not summer season. The feeling is really different as this is my first time visit a beach in a cold chilly winter, totally vary from my beach experience with warm or hot weather back in Penang.
How to get here:
[By Bus] From Busan Station, take bus no.1003, get off at Haeundae Beach stop.
[By Subway] Alight Haeundae Station (Busan Subway Line 2), Exit 5 or 7 - Walk straight for about 500m.