Noted for the enshrined sari from Buddha (Buddha’s relics), Tongdosa Temple is one of the most recognized temples in South Korea. This UNESCO World Heritage temple is within a distance of a day trip from Busan. Or, if you want to have a deeper experience of Buddhism, Tongdosa Temple offers a temple stay program in English.
If you’re living in Busan or traveling through, there are plenty of great day trips from Busan and festivals that would be a great addition to your stay in Korea. Here are three day trips you can take from Busan, as well as seasonal trips and festivals to check out!