Wednesday, May 20, 2020


DAY 3 - 6/9/2019
Our itinerary today:
BREAKFAST @ FISH CAKE SHOP @ Haeundae Beach -HAEUNDAE BEACH- Walk along the Dalmaji Road- COFFEE @ CESKA CAFE- hiking along the MOONTAN ROAD - HAEDONG TEMPLE and finally relaxing at SPALAND .

Big waves and minimal crowd as its autumn


From Haeundae Beach, we walked up along the Dalmaji Road, the most popular spot for viewing the Cherry blossom season aka the romantic road. 

plenty of cafes along the Dalmaji road and we landed at this Ceska Cafe... 

Very Hungarian-style cafe including their signature. 

Trdelnik or Chimney cake 
After refueling and resting, more walking along the Moontan Road Trail..its a hiking trail off the Dalmaji road along the coastal line.. 

the place to view the moon and get a "moon tan" 

the lights along the walk normally lights up from sunset to 11 pm 

Its so serene and peaceful  as we seemed to be the only people around.

Clearly this must be a romantic nocturnal walk to view the moon and the sea...

a cooling walk with sea breeze and plenty of fresh air with the forest of pine trees

almost the end of trail, we met a gentleman walking his 3 dogs and had a good chat! 
After the walk, we took a taxi to our next destination... 

the temple by the coast...
Haedong  Yonggungsa Temple 
It was formerly known as Bomun Temple and it was renamed Haedong Yonggungsa which means "Korean Dragon Palace Temple".  It was said  that the name came from a vision of the Goddess of Mercy riding a dragon to the head monk during his meditation.

stone-stacking stupas

"in Buddhism, this practice of stacking stones is a form of worshipping - but it can also be a gesture of asking or wishing for good fortune to be bestowed on the stacker and his family. Each stone within the stack represents a particular wish and, possibly, a particular family member"

the bamboo forest 

Access to the temple by going down these 108 steps and bridge

Many people threw coins here for luck
more steps to climb..

Since we did not intend to pray and the place were full of tourists, we decided to leave for our next programme... 

checking in Shinsegae Centum Spaland... Korean Jjimjilbang 
Busan is home to SINSEGAE Centum City, recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest department store in the world. Visitors can enjoy shopping as well as year-round ice skating and a Korean-style spa. The dining area in the basement is filled with branches of famous restaurants from across the nation. Centum City Mall, opened in the annex, features a large bookstore, duty free store, electronics store and more. The department store is a great way to escape the summer heat!

Yes we love this place 

after our first onsen, time to wander around to try their sauna rooms. 

Sweet Rice drink with

Onsen Egg
After 4 hours relaxing and onsen-ing, it is time to hit back to our hotel.

Spicy Ramen with fishcakes for breakfast @ Goresa Fishcake shop along Haeundae Beach

Look at the various fish cake with cheese in spicy soup!

We went back to the Haeundae Beach for our dinner and night view of the beach..

Sarah's Gamjatang- spicy pork ribs  soup 

Dwaeji-gukbap - Busan famous pork and rice soup.. 
Remember to add the saeu-jeot (like our Malaysia cincalok) for a umani  flavour and of course plenty of chives (or marinated leeks) 

the marinated chives (leeks), fermented shrimp sauce (saeu-jeot), kimchi, green chillies and garlic are the basic banchan (side dishes) to accompany this bowl of deliciousness.

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