Haedong Yonggungsa (해동 용궁사) is probably one of the most well-known temple in Busan. Located on the coast of the north-eastern part of the city, this temple by the sea attracts a good number of tourists who are visiting Busan, including first-timers like me. Ken has been here before and he was telling me about how magnificent the view of this temple is on a cloudy day when the waves are crashing on the rocks surrounding it. Too bad that I couldn't witnessed such dramatic scenery on that day but instead, greeted by a clear blue sky and calming waters when the temple's structure came into view.
We explored the area quite a bit soon after we arrived. I watched a couple of young people racing on their jet skis trying to top each other's speed up on the nearby waters, a bunch of tourists sitting on the rocks right by the water and some even took their shoes and sandals off to soak their feet in the cooling water. Can't blame them, really. On a hot day like this, dipping your feet into the cool blue water sounds like a pretty good idea to me. To be honest, the sun was too bright and too hot when we were there and after the first thirty minutes or so, I pretty much tried to stayed in the shades as much as I could.