Wellness tourism which allows people to experience travel and healing at the same time has attracted a lot of interest recently.
In Busan, which is full of natural scenery and abundant infrastructure, a wellness tourist destination was selected by Busan Metropolitan City and Busan Tourism Organization.
Enjoy wellness tourism in Busan with a variety of themes, from natural resources to beauty, yoga, and meditation!
1) [Nature(Forest&Ocean)] Gwangalli SUP Zone
Did you know that a wellness tourism experience can be enjoyed at Gwangalli Beach, a calm sea in the middle of the city?
It helps you to keep your body and mind healthy, by adding beautiful sunrise and sunsets to ‘SUP yoga’, which combines the SUP(stand-up paddleboard) experience and yoga.
In particular, after completing your experience at Gwangalli SUP Zone, there are shower areas and rest places, so you can finish the tour conveniently.
For more information, please refer to the SUP Zone website or the partner companies’ websites(Gwangalli Marine Leisure Sports Center, Crazy Surfers, Surf Marine).
2) [Nature(Forest&Ocean)] Busan Children’s Grand Park
Is there anyone who only thinks of nature that is distant from the city when it comes to wellness? You can find a forest even in the middle of the city.
There is a healing forest inside Busan Children’s Grand Park located in Busanjin-gu, where you can see a large size of cypress forest.
Why don’t you enjoy the beauty of nature wherever you go, and visit Seongjigok Valley Reservoir, a national cultural asset located inside Children’s Grand Park?
For more information, please refer to the Busan Children’s Grand Park website.
3) [Nature(Forest&Ocean)] Ahopsansup Forest
Busan’s representative forest, Ahopsansup Forest! This place is equipped with the infrastructure for wellness-related workers, including forest education experts and forest interpreters, and is suitable for wellness tourism.
Ahopsansup Forest, which has maintained its natural appearance for a long time, is famous not only for bamboo colonies but also for abundant ecological resources such as cypress trees and Geumgang pine trees.
If you walk slowly while looking at the beautiful scenery in a dense forest, you will experience that daily stresses are reduced naturally.
For more information, please refer to Ahopsansup Forest's website.
4) [Yoga&Meditation] Naewonjeongsa Temple
Temple stay is one of the representative healing experiences that cannot be missed in wellness tourism. Did you know that it is also possible in Busan?
Naewonjeongsa Temple, located at the foot of Gudeoksan Mountain, has a temple stay living center and an international meditation healing center, allowing for a variety of wellness experiences.
At Naewonjeongsa Temple, where you can breathe clean air in nature while being highly accessible, not far from the city, you can feel the unique charm of a temple stay, where you can escape from daily life and concentrate on yourself.
For more information, please refer to the Naewonjeongsa website.
5) [Yoga&Meditation] Hongbeopsa Temple
Hongbeopsa Temple is the temple where the largest seated Buddha statue in Korea is located.
In this place, you can have singing bowl healing meditation, and temple stay. The singing bowl, a traditional Tibetan instrument, is one of the representative wellness experiences as the sound resonates when tapping or rubbing the surface to bring comfort.
In particular, Hongbeopsa Temple is equipped with an infrastructure for English interpreters and overseas travel guides, so foreigners can visit and have a wellness experience whenever they want.
For more information, please refer to the Hongbeopsa Temple website.
6) [Beauty&Spa] ClubD Oasis
Haeundae ClubD Oasis, a new hot tourist attraction that opened in Jul 2023, is the only beauty and spa-themed wellness tourist attraction among the places selected this year.
ClubD Oasis, which will become a valuable oasis for those looking for relaxation in their daily lives, is equipped with wellness experience elements such as a spa and sauna as well as a water park.
If you take a rest with a beautiful view of Haeundae Beach in a sauna and spa with various themes, you will experience true wellness tourism.
For more information, please refer to the ClubD Oasis website.
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