Busan (Pusan), South Korea
Tongdosa Temple & APEC House
Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 4¼ hours
Visit the Tongdosa Temple, located in the southern part of the Mt Chiseosan area. This temple is very unusual and very famous for not having any Buddhist statues in it. This is because the real shrines of the Buddha are preserved here. You will have an hour to explore, both inside the temple and outside, where you can take in the beautiful views. Several hundred-year-old pine trees line the entranceway from the Ilju Gate. The Eight Famous Sceneries of Tongdosa Temple include the small drum used when praying in front of a Buddha figure, a bell, the sunset, the pond and the rocks and waterfalls behind the temple. Leaving the temple, you will pass Haeundae Beach—perhaps Korea’s most famous beach—with its mile-long strand of dazzling sand. Nurimaru Apec House on Dongbaekseom Island is noted for its beautiful, natural landscape accented by dense camellia groves and pine trees. Stop here to visit this facility that has been used as a memorial hall and a prestigious international conference hall since the APEC summit meeting.
Tour does not operate on Mondays.