The Haeundae Sand Festival takes place at Busan’s beautiful Haeundae Beach, an extremely popular summer vacation spot.
Every summer, Busan’s Haeundae Beach seems to be a popular spot for not only tourists but also Korean nationals. The festival’s program is full of events inspired by the beach’s beautiful white sand. It is definitely a new way to relax on the beach. One of the highlights of the festival is the hot sand bath, rumored that it is beneficial for health and beauty. This experience is where visitors are buried in the sand from head to toe. Other events include beach volleyball competition, an exhibition of different types of sand from around the world, and a marathon race. At night, there will spectacular fireworks, concerts, and other entertainment events. Dancing under the moonlight is another fun activity to do at the festival.
Haeundae-gu has been organizing this festival for the last few years to improve Haeundae as a tourist city brand. They hope to attract tourists during the low season and activate the local economy. With various festivals that are prepared this summer, the Haeundae Sand Festival will be the first to be kicked-off. The main focus is for tourists to take care of the beaches while they visit Haeundae and other beaches of Busan. Haeundae-gu would like to draw attention for conservation of Haeundae’s white beach. This festival also encourages voluntary participation of the local residents. With the theme of “Sand Safari,” Haeundae-gu has turned the beach into a “sand jungle.”
Get your summer gear on and put on your shades to start the summer vacation, Haeundae style!
Host: Haeundae-gu / +82-51-749-4064
Homepage: sandfestival.co.kr (Korean, English)
Date: June 6 – 9, 2014
Location: Haeundae Beach, Busan
Program of Events and Schedule:
– Subway: Haeundae Station (Busan Subway Line 2), Exit 3 or 5.
– Bus: From Busan Station, take Bus 1003 and get off at Haeundae Beach.
NOTE: ALL DATES CAN CHANGE DUE TO FESTIVAL ORGANIZATION’S CONDITIONS. PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE OR CALL THEM BEFORE PLANNING TO ATTEND THIS FESTIVAL. IN THE CASE THERE ARE ANY CHANGES THAT YOU ARE AWARE OF, PLEASE SHARE IT WITH US AT firstname.lastname@example.org. THANK YOU!