Haeundae Beach, Busan, South Korea. This is the same city in which Justin and I first met. On this particular weekend, I took a train from Daejeon (my city) to Busan (Justin’s city) to meet him and some other friends and check out the annual Sand Festival on Haeundae Beach. We met at Busan Station and then took the subway to Haeundae Station. The beach is located 5-10 minutes from the station, and it’s a nice scenic walk.
Besides the large sand sculptures, there were also shows, live music, and displays about the Korean War. All kinds of performers put on a show for all those wanting to watch. We didn’t hang around the stage area for too long because the performances were all completely in Korean.
Drinking in public areas doesn’t seem to be a concern in South Korea.
Relaxing on the beach with friends.
The festival continues well into the night with spectacular firework displays, concerts, and other entertainment events. Popular tourist destinations such as Jagalchi Market, Gwangalli, and Taejongdae are all located nearby. Visitors can also stop by one of the many restaurants along the coast to sample the sushi for which Busan is famous.