Busan travel destination and tips: Songdo Beach, Jagalchi Market, and Yongdusan Park- Where The Korean Drama “Friend, Our Legend” filmed

Busan travel destination and tips: Songdo Beach, Jagalchi Market, and Yongdusan Park- Where The Korean Drama “Friend, Our Legend” filmed

Busan, a city located in Korea, has a subtle allure. 
It’s a really big city in Korea, but, on the other hand, if one goes into any alley in Busan, faded memories would remind. 
Accent of dialect would be felt somewhat stronger than other cities of Korea, the people have a warm and tender heart.
In this place of origin of attractive magnetism of human.. The Korean soap opera “Friend, Our Legend” had shot.



The main character ‘Dong-su(casted Hyun Bin)’ had a dream. He made up his mind to go to sea, and planned to save money to buy a fishing boat. And next, he hoped to live doing what he wants to do.
But his dream has not finally come true. He finally became a member of gangsters.

The seawall located around the Busan cooperative fish market in Nabumin-dong is the working place of Dong-su as a sailor, before he became a member of gangster.


This is Nabumin seawall. Fishing boats are waiting for who take them to sail to far away in the sea. 
Like a rusty fishing boat, Dong-su endure all hardships of his rusty life, and in that point of view, it seems to resemble between the two.
Dong-su visits here after his working of sailing. And the place makes him smile hanging out with the captain of the fishing boat who is one of his close friend. One day, Dong-su knew that the captain suffered harm from gangster crew, and he tried to revenge on them. But unfortunately, Dong-su was arrested by the police because of the things, and was jailed.

There is Songdo Beach near Nambumin breakwater. The Songdo Beach is a representative summer resort in Busan.
Songdo is located west of downtown Busan along the coastline, and is with 450 meters of white sand. It is considered more of a resort rather than a beach, because of its smaller beach side than other beach areas. 
Despite the narrow sandy, a lot of people visits Songdo Beach for recreation, because the place has the scenery magnificent.
The name Songdo could have originated from the belief that there was pine tree forest in this area deep in the past. Another possible origin comes from the belief that there was a turtle island in the east of the sea which contained many pine trees. 






When Dong-su was high school student, he used to have a race in the Jagalchi Market with his friends: Jun-seok(casted Kim Min-joon), Sang-taek(casted Seo Do-young), and Jung-ho(casted Lee Shi-eon). 
It’s not so crowded in the Jagalchi Market on the on weekdays. 
The atmosphere of Jagalchi Market and alleys created by dried fish’s store lined up both sides in there is somewhat cozy and rustic.

The Jagalchi Market is the largest seafood market in Korea. 
After the Korean War, the market solidified itself as a fish market. Most of the people who sell fish are women, and the women who sell here are called 'Jagalchi Ajumma'. The word 'Ajumma' means middle-aged or married women in Korean language. 

This market represents Busan, and is famous throughout the Korea. If you visit here, you can eat fresh raw fish right at the market. Even these days you can see women selling mackerel, sea squirts (ascidians) and whale meat on wooden boxes along the road.







In the Yongdusan Park, the dating scene between Dong-su and a female high school student shooted.

Yongdusan (means "Dragon Head Hill") Park is one of a major landmark of Busan as much like Seoul's Namsan does. 
It offers a nice break from the concrete jungle of Korea's second largest city, and people of all ages can be found here, taking a stroll, seeing the sights, or feeding the multitudes of ever-present pigeons.
Additionally, Traditional dance troupes perform on weekends in the courtyard next to the Yongdusan tower.







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