Week in Busan

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Artman
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Week in Busan

Post by Artman » Mon May 27, 2019 5:12 pm

Recently, the wife and I hopped on Jinair to Busan, South Korea, our very first visit to this part of SK. BTW, brought my Omega DeVille on this trip.
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We stayed in Lotte Busan in the Seomyeong area, which is in the heart of the city. The view from our room was spectacular.
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The first leg of our journey was an exhausting hike in Taejongdae.
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It was worth it.

We strolled through Gamcheon Culture Village. It was cool, but seemed like a tourist trap.
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Nampo Dong area was crowded, but the street food was really good.
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Rode the Air Cruise to Songdo Sky Park
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Found the world's largest mall.
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Did an easy hike to a temple in Haedong.
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On our last day we spent the day at Haeundae Beach which was having their annual Sand Festival.
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All in all I'd say that our Busan experience was excellent. The food was really good. The sites were exceptional. The people were really friendly and the subways were probably the easiest subways to navigate. Watches and luxury goods were expensive even at the airport, which didn't have any sales. That was the only bummer of this entire trip. Thanks for allowing me to share my latest adventure. Cheers!
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Re: Week in Busan

Post by Mark » Tue May 28, 2019 8:09 pm

Nice pics Art. Interesting, the symbol on the second temple looks like a swastika. I know the Nazis hijacked it much later. Any idea what the symbol means in their culture? Not trying to get political here just curious. Thanks for sharing them.
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Re: Week in Busan

Post by Artman » Tue May 28, 2019 9:29 pm

Mark wrote:Nice pics Art. Interesting, the symbol on the second temple looks like a swastika. I know the Nazis hijacked it much later. Any idea what the symbol means in their culture? Not trying to get political here just curious. Thanks for sharing them.


I've seen that symbol in Buddhist and Hindu temples in Japan, Thailand and Korea. I've heard it translated to "well being", "strength", "compassion" and other positive meanings.
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