The Ultimate 7D6N Muslim-Friendly Itinerary To Seoul And Busan


Winnie Chong •  Nov 05, 2019

With the holidays fast approaching, you may be looking for a destination to visit. Known as the Land of the Morning Calm, South Korea is THE perfect place to visit with its impressive mixture of traditional and modern attractions.

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To make the most of your trip, we have put together a 7D6N Seoul-Busan itinerary to inspire your trip planning. What’s left to do is to book your flight and accommodation, and you’re good to go! If you're planning your first trip to South Korea, here’s the ultimate guide to Seoul for Muslim travellers!

Best seasons to visit

Any time is a good time to visit Seoul and Busan, we mean it! However, if you have weather preferences or would like to turn it into a value-for-money holiday, here’s a guide for you:

Spring (March – June)

In spring, Seoul and Busan are absolutely enjoyable due to its mild and chilly weather. During this time of year, you can expect the beautiful cherry blossoms to start blooming at the beginning of April!

Summer (July – August)

Summer is the best time for you to visit Seoul and Busan, if you're afraid of the cold weather. However, one word of caution though – expect heavy rain in the midst of the hot and humid weather! Summer is also the busiest tourist season in South Korea; and with that come large crowds, long queues and higher accommodation prices.

Autumn (September – November)

Autumn is one of the best seasons to visit Seoul and Busan, with pleasantly mild weather after the hot and rainy days of summer. This season presents the beautiful colours of fall - the reds and yellows of the fall foliage will leave you in awe! Planning to visit in autumn? You’ll need our ultimate guide to autumn foliage in Seoul!

Winter (December – March)

The snowy winter in Seoul and Busan may excite you if you want to escape from the tropical weather in your home country. However, the cold can be unbearable so be prepared to put on layers of clothing to warm yourself up. If you need further convincing, here are some reasons why you must visit the winter in Seoul!

Getting there

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With many airlines offering great flight deals to Seoul, you can fly directly to Incheon International Airport. The flight time of 6.5 hours is also ideal as it’s not too long! To make the most out of your trip, you can fly back to your home country via the Gimhae International Airport in Busan. This way, you do not need to rush all the way to Seoul again for your flight back home after exploring Busan.

#HHWT Tip: While this itinerary is written with Seoul as the starting point, you can choose to fly to Busan via the Gimhae International Airport. You can then fly home after your trip via the Incheon International Airport in Seoul. Just give this itinerary a little tweak by placing Busan as the starting point as you move to Seoul after.

Day 1: Arrive in Seoul

You’ve finally landed in Seoul – time for adventure! First things first, get your T-money card. It is the essential integrated transportation card you’ll need for your entire trip. You can purchase the card at any convenience store in the airport bearing the T-money logo.

From the Incheon International Airport, head to downtown Seoul on the Airport Express (AREX). It is the fastest and most fuss-free way to get to the city – it only takes less than an hour for you to reach!

Check in to your accommodation

From comfortable guesthouses to stylish hotels, there are many places to stay in Seoul! If you're looking for popular areas to stay, choose Myeong-dong or Insadong as they are close to public transportation, shopping spots and attractions. For recommendations, check out these affordable accommodations in Seoul that are near halal food!

Get panoramic views of the city at the N Seoul Tower

After checking in to your accommodation in Seoul, it’s time to freshen up and get ready to head out to explore the city! Your first attraction is the iconic N Seoul Tower, commonly known as the Namsan Tower. It is a communication and observation tower situated on Namsan Mountain. Get a bird’s eye view of Seoul from the observation deck ?

Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 10AM-11PM, Sat; 10AM-12PM, Sun; 10AM-11PM

Address: 105 Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan 2(i)ga-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Admission: KRW 11,000 (adults), KRW 9,000 (children and the elderly)

Directions: Take the subway (Line 4) and get off at the Myeongdong station (Exit 3). Then, you can get to the tower via the Namsan Cable Car.

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Enjoy cheap eats at Gwangjang Market

Next up, time to get fill your tummy with some food after all that walking. Head to Gwangjang Market for an eclectic mix of street food ? Gwangjang Market is a traditional street market that is home to souvenirs and fresh produce in addition to the many food options available.

As most (if not all) food stalls at the market are not halal-certified, it is advisable for you to practise due caution to the food sold. Take your time to ask the person manning the food stalls if the food sold is vegetarian. One option you can have is the delicious traditional Korean toast – generously filled with egg, vegetables and a sprinkle of sugar served in between two slices of butter toasted bread. Alternatively, you can have the bibimbap filled with a generous portion of fresh vegetables.

Opening hours: Open daily; 9AM–6PM

Address: 88 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno 4(sa)-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Directions: Take the subway (Line 1) and get off at the Jongno 5-ga station (Exit 8).

Shop till you drop at Myeong-dong

After a hearty meal, it is now time to continue exploring Seoul. Head to Myeong-dong – the shopping haven of the city! Packed with international fashion brands, department stores and homegrown cosmetic shops, Myeong-dong is the place to be for the shopaholics. Even if you’re not one, a stroll down the lively streets in Myeong-dong is still a fun experience. If you're planning your first visit, check out our Muslim traveller's one-stop guide and insider tips for the best the shopping spree in Myeong-dong.

Address: Myeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul

Directions: Take the subway (Line 4) and get off at the Myeongdong station (Exit 6).

Savour halal authentic Korean cuisine at Busan-jib

In between all that shopping and bargaining, it is important to keep your tummy full. Drop by Busan-jib for dinner. Situated in Myeongdong itself, Busan-jib is a restaurant that uses halal-certified meat and ingredients in its authentic Korean dishes. From delicious seafood pancakes to Korean spicy chicken stew, there is something for everyone!

Halal status: All meats and ingredients are sourced from halal-certified suppliers. While alcoholic drinks are sold separately in the establishment, it is not used in food preparation. We advise that you dine at your own discretion.

Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM–10PM

Address: 11-4 Myeongdong 8-gil, Myeongdong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul

Directions: The restaurant is situated in Myeongdong itself, so you can walk there after your shopping session.

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Day 2: Seoul

Rise and shine! It’s a brand new day in Seoul, and what better way to start the day than to experience the traditional side of the city?

Discover the history of the Joseon Dynasty at Gyeongbokgung

Head to the majestic Gyeongbokgung, which used to be the main royal palace of the Joseon dynasty. You can’t possibly miss the changing of guards in front of the palace! It takes place at 10AM and 2PM daily, so make sure you catch the 10AM session since you’re up early.

Note: While the admission fee to the palace is KRW3,000 for adults, it is free on Wednesdays or if you’re donned in a hanbok. We recommend you rent a hanbok to fully experience the Korean culture! Better yet, you’d get to take beautiful pictures overlooking the beautiful palace ?

Opening hours: Wed-Mon; 9AM-6PM (Closed on Tuesday)

Address: 161 Sajik-ro, Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Admission: KRW 3,000 (adults), KRW 1,500 (children)

Directions: Take the subway (Line 3) and get off at the Gyeongbokgung station (Exit 5).

Savour halal Korean food at Halal Kitchen

Your stomach must be growling from all that walking. Time for lunch! Situated within the Bukchon Hanok Village is the humble Halal Kitchen. The restaurant serves authentic Korean dishes that will surely satiate your taste buds – from tteokbokki (stir-fried rice cakes) to japchae (glass noodles) and beef bulgogi (barbecued beef). Best of all, prayer space is provided at the restaurant!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Wed-Mon; 12PM–3PM & 5PM–8PM (Closed on Tuesday)

Address: 86-2 Samcheong-ro, Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Directions: Walk from Gyeongbokgung

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Experience a blast from the past at Bukchon Hanok Village

Looking ever so pretty in your hanbok, take your #ootd game to greater heights by heading to the Bukchon Hanok Village. Located near Gyeongbokgung, the village is a traditional residential area of the nobility during the Joseon dynasty. It is now an actual neighbourhood with people living in the homes, so do be respectful during your visit. The real charm of the village lies in its tiny alleys. Be transported back in time as you stroll along the alleys in your hanbok!

Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 9AM–6PM, Sat-Sun; 9AM–5PM

Address: Jongno-gu, Gahoe-dong, Seoul

Admission: Free

Directions: Walk from Halal Kitchen

Take a relaxing stroll along Cheonggyecheon Stream

Next up, take a leisurely stroll along the Cheonggyecheon Stream. This 10.9km-long stream was restored and is not surrounded by greenery in the midst of the tall commercial centres that line the otherwise serene river. It is a great place for you to rest and relax while taking in the hustle and bustle of the city that is Seoul revolving around you.

Opening hours: Open daily; 24 hours

Address: Cheonggyecheon-ro, Yongsin-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Admission: Free

Directions: Take the subway (Line 1) and get off at the City Hall station (Exit 4). The stream is a 5-min walk from the station.

Cure your homesickness with dinner at Kampungku Restaurant

Being away from home, it is only normal that we get a little homesick. We have the right fix for you – dinner at Kampungku Restaurant! This Malaysian-owned restaurant serves the Malaysian favourites that we all love; from nasi lemak, nasi goreng, roti canai and murtabak, to chicken and beef satay! Korean food is also served at the establishment, so what better time to order both for dinner? It’s not every day that we get to eat Malaysian and Korean food at the same time! Best of all, there is also a prayer room that you can conveniently use at the restaurant.

#HHWT Tip: From almond snacks to banana milk, you can shop for halal snacks from the Kampungku Mart next door!

Halal status: All meats and ingredients are sourced from halal-certified suppliers and the meals are prepared by a Muslim chef

Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM–10PM

Address: Jongno-ro 20-gil, Namsandong 2(i)-ga- Jongno-gu, Seoul

Directions: Take the subway (Line 4) and get off at the Myeongdong station (Exit 3). The restaurant is a 5-min walking distance from the station.

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Day 3: Seoul

It’s time for more adventure in Seoul!

Witness the beauty of mother nature in Nami Island

Fans of Winter Sonata would recognize this place at a glance. Nami Island is the perfect respite from the busy city that is Seoul! This half-moon-shaped island is beautiful in all seasons with its tree-lined roads and picturesque surroundings of nature. With chestnut and poplar trees throughout the vast island, enjoy the unbelievably beautiful island! There is also a prayer room located on the second floor of Baplex for you to perform your prayers. Did you know that there are no poles in Nami Island as all electrical wires are hidden underground to preserve nature? How cool is that?

#HHWT Tip: Visiting Nami Island for the first time? Here's our ultimate guide to exploring Nami Island like a pro!

Opening hours: Open daily; 7.30AM–9.45PM

Address: 1 Namisum-gil, Namsan-myeon, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do

Admission: KRW 13,000 (includes round-trip ferry fare)

Directions: Take the subway (Gyeongchun line) and get off at Gapyeong. Then, take the Gapyeong City shuttle bus (KRW 6,000 for unlimited rides within a day) to the Nami Island bus stop. From there, board the ferry to the island.

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Have lunch at Asian Family Restaurant Dongmoon

While in Nami Island, head to Asian Family Restaurant Dongmoon for lunch! Located on the first floor of Baplex, this restaurant is the only halal-certified restaurant on the island. It serves a variety of Asian dishes, from Chinese, Thai, Indonesian, Malaysian, Vietnamese – you name it, they have it. If you're craving for a taste of home, this restaurant is your answer! What better way to take a break than having delicious food coupled with scenic views right outside the window?

Halal status: Halal-certified

Opening hours: Mon-Thu; 10AM-7.30PM, Fri-Sun; 10AM-8.30PM

Address: Namsan-myeon, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do

Feel like you’re in France at Petite France

If you’re into Korean dramas, you would know Petite France is the shooting location for 'My Love from the Star'! One of the episodes of Running Man was also filmed here ? This French village-like attraction includes many snippets of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince, including an entire gallery dedicated to the author! Petite France is colourful and fun with a cheerful vibe to it. Note that there is a prayer room located on the second floor of the tall blue building for you to perform your prayers during your trip.

Opening Hours: Open daily; 9AM–6PM

Address: Hoban-ro, Oeseo-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do

Admission: KRW 10,000 (adults)

Directions: Take the Gapyeong City shuttle bus from the Nami Island bus stop to Petite France.


Take a relaxing bike ride at the Gapyeong Rail Park

Head to the Gapyeong Rail Park for a unique experience around South Korea’s idyllic countryside! Get on the popular bike that runs on rails around the park and take in the picturesque views of the countryside, including the beautiful Han River. It’ll be a great cardio session for you to burn some calories before dinner!

Opening Hours: Open daily; 9AM-5.30PM (rides are available at every 1.5-hour interval

Address: 14 Jangteo-gil, Gapyeong-eup, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do

Admission: KRW 25,000 (two-seater bike), KRW 35,000 (four-seater bike)

Getting There: Take the Gapyeong City shuttle bus from Petite France to the Rail Bike bus stop.


Enjoy dinner at Nami OK Restaurant

Make a side trip for dinner at Nami OK Restaurant before you head back to the city! The restaurant is famous for its halal dakgalbi (spicy stir-fried chicken). Savour the delicious piping hot stir-fried chicken marinated with spicy gochujang (red chilli paste) along with sliced cabbage, tteokbokki (Korean rice cakes) and rice all mixed together to make a great dish! Best of all, the restaurant also provides a prayer room for its Muslim customers.

Halal status: Halal chicken available, reservation required at least one day in advance.

Opening hours: Open daily; 9AM– 7PM

Address: 786-2 Gapyeong-eup, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do

Directions: Take the Gapyeong City shuttle bus from the Rail Bike bus stop to the Gapyeong Terminal. From there, take a taxi to the Nami OK Restaurant.

Day 4: Spend half the day in Seoul, then head to Busan

It’s a brand new day! Today, it'll be a free and easy half-day in Seoul before you make your way to Busan. Let’s continue exploring Seoul!

Take Insta-worthy shots at the Starfield COEX Mall

Chances are you have seen beautiful photos of the library on social media. Now it’s finally time that you get that Insta-worthy shots to add to your own feed! The Starfield Library is a permanent public library at the Starfield COEX Mall and home to more than 50,000 books and magazines all neatly lined on 13-meter tall bookshelves ? Doesn’t matter whether you’re a bibliophile or not, being at the library will excite you, for sure!

Opening hours: Open daily; 10.30AM–10PM

Address: 513 Yeongdong-daero, Samseong 1(il)-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

Directions: Take the subway (Line 2) and get off at the Samseong station (Exit 6).

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Have lunch at Kervan Turkish Restaurant

Time to fill your tummy with some food at the Kervan Turkish Restaurant! The famous restaurant serves Turkish food like kebabs (skewered and grilled meat cubes) as well as Turkish-style pizzas and seafood dishes. Get a quick bite at the restaurant before you make your way back to your room to pack up and check out of your accommodation in Seoul!

Halal status: Halal-certified

Opening hours: Open daily; 10.30AM–10PM

Address: Samseong 1(il)-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

Directions: Walk from the Starfield Library (the restaurant is located in the same mall)

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Board the train to Busan

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Time for you to board the KTX train towards Busan! Tickets can be reserved in advance via the Korail website. The train ride from Seoul to Busan takes less than 3 hours, so sit back and relax as you enjoy the smooth journey. Don’t worry, the ride will definitely NOT include scenes from the movie Train to Busan ?

Check in to your accommodation

Once you've arrived in Busan, make your way to your accommodation! Similar to Seoul, there are many cosy guesthouses and stylish hotels to stay in Busan. If you're looking for recommendations, check out these affordable accommodations in Busan (near halal food) for the perfect stay!

Eat the freshest seafood at Jagalchi Market

Being a coastal city, Busan is well-known as the ultimate seafood paradise. After checking in to your accommodation in Busan, head to Jagalchi Market to get your dose of fresh seafood for dinner. Jagalchi Market is Korea’s biggest seafood market, so it’s a sin not to sample the freshest seafood in town!

Halal status: Seafood options available. We highly suggest that you double-check with the respective stall owners to ensure seafood dishes prepared do not contain alcohol. Alcoholic drinks are also served at the establishment, and we recommend that you dine at your own discretion.

Opening Hours: Open daily; 5AM–8PM (Closed on first and third Tue of every month)

Address: 52 Jagalchichaean-ro, Nampo-dong, Jung-gu, Busan

Directions: Take the subway (Line 1) and get off at Jagalchi Market station (Exit 10).

With that, it is now time for you to retire for the day and get a good night’s rest to recharge for your next adventure tomorrow!

Day 5: Explore Busan

It’s a brand new day in Busan! Time to get going again ?

Marvel at the beauty of Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

Start your day earlier by making your way to Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, one of the most impressive Buddhist temples in South Korea. It is truly a unique place of worship for its location by the sea. Better yet, watch the sunrise from the temple – it’s a magical sight! The temple is filled with statues and pagodas overlooking the vast sea, and it offers beautiful views in addition to the calming waves that you are going to hear.

Opening hours: Open daily; 5AM–7PM

Address: 86 Yonggung-gil, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan

Admission: Free

Directions: Take the subway (Line 2) and get off at the Haeundae station (Exit 7). Catch the bus number 181 and alight at the Yonggungsa Temple bus stop. From the bus stop, walk 20 minutes until you reach the temple.

Take a stroll along the picturesque Haeundae Beach and Dongbaek Island

Bury your toes in the sand at Haeundae beach. It is one of the most popular beaches in Busan as well as all of South Korea! You can walk along the sandy beach that fringes the city while taking in the sea breeze.

For beautiful coastal views, follow the walking path along Dongbaek Island. While it was originally an island (and still referred to as one), it is now connected to the mainland due to sedimentation. As you walk along the path, do spot the bronze mermaid statue sitting on a rock by the sea! Legend has it that the mermaid was a princess who came across the sea to wed a king; but she was terribly homesick that she would sit on the rock by the sea to gaze towards her homeland in the light of each full moon.

Opening hours: Open daily; 9AM–6PM

Address: Jung-dong, Busan

Admission: Free

Directions: Take bus number 181 from Haedong Yonggungsa and alight near Exit 4 of the Haeundae subway station. From the bus stop, cross the road and walk straight towards Haeundae Beach.

Have hearty Indian and Pakistani food for lunch at Punjab

All that exploring warrants a hearty lunch, so head over to Punjab Halal Indian & Pakistani Restaurant for authentic Indian cuisine in Busan! Specialising in Indian and Pakistani cuisine, the restaurant is very popular for its food, hence the crowded establishment. This is due to the fact that the cooks are constantly focusing on reproducing the original taste of northern Indian cuisine using only halal ingredients. If there is no table available at the restaurant during your visit, we suggest you do a take-away and have your meal by the beautiful sea ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening Hours: Open daily; 11AM–11PM

Address: 1393-31 Jung 1(il)-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan

Directions: Walk from Haeundae beach


Feel like a movie star at BIFF Square

If you’re into Korean entertainment, you might have heard about the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF). The festival's main location is none other than BIFF Square. The area celebrates the film veterans of Korea and their many achievements in the film industry. Spot palm prints of famous film directors and celebrities on the streets around the square! You will also find the area bustling with retail stores and street food stalls.

Opening hours: Open daily; 24 hours

Address: 58-1 Gudeok-ro, Nampo-dong, Jung-gu, Busan

Directions: Take the subway (Line 1) and get off at the Nampo-dong station (Exit 1).

Eat yummy Indonesian dinner at Bakso Bejo

Named Bakso Bejo, it is an Indonesian eatery within walking distance from BIFF Square. Delicious Indonesian cuisine like bakso (beef ball), rendang and nasi goreng will satiate your taste buds! If you’d like to bring home a taste of Indonesia, you’ll be delighted to find Indonesian food products on sale like instant mi goreng (fried noodles)! The best part is, a prayer space is also provided at the restaurant.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM–9.30PM

Address: Changseondong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Busan

Directions: Walk from BIFF Square.


P.S. If you're new to Busan, check out our Muslim-friendly travel guide to exploring Korea's underrated coastal city, Busan!

Day 6: Continue Exploring Busan

Savour an Indian brunch at New Little India

Time to fill that growling tummy with scrumptious brunch to kick start the day! Serving delicious Indian cuisine, New Little India is conveniently located in front of Busan station. Follow the other diners and enjoy naan dipped in a bowl of creamy butter chicken.

Halal status: While halal meat is served, do note that alcoholic drinks are served at the establishment. We recommend that you dine at your own discretion

Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM–10PM

Address: 33-1 BIFF Gwangjang-ro, Nampo-dong, Jung-gu, Busan

Directions: Take the subway (Line 1) and get off at the Busan station.


See the colourful houses in Gamcheon Culture Village

Next stop – Gamcheon Culture Village! Known as the 'Santorini of Asia', this pastel-coloured village is cheery and bright. It's so pretty that you have to see it for yourself. Perched on the side of a mountain, spot Lego-like houses line the small alleys in the village. Get your cameras clicking for Insta-worthy shots of the beautiful scenery as well as the hidden murals surrounding the village!

To add to the fun, purchase the village map from the Haneul Maru Tourist Information Center and Observatory at the entrance of the village. With the map, you can collect stamps from various checkpoints that cover the attractions in the village. You’ll surely have the time of your life trying to complete the village tour while collecting the stamps! Upon collection of all 8 stamps, redeem a gift back at the information centre.

Opening hours: Open daily; 9AM–6PM

Address: 200 Gamnae 1(il)-go, Gamcheon 2(i)-dong, Saha-gu, Busan

Admission: Free (but the map of the village costs KRW 2,000)

Directions: Take the subway (Line 1) and get off at the Toseong station (Exit 6). Turn right and walk until you see a bus stop in front of the hospital. Look out for bus number 2 or 2-2 that are clearly marked “Gamcheon Village” in English on the side. Hop on the bus and alight at Gamcheon Culture Village/ Gamcheon Elementary School.


Explore coastal Busan at Taejongdae Resort Park

As a coastal city, Busan offers some of the most beautiful coastal views that will blow your mind! Head to the Taejongdae Resort Park to take in the southern Busan coastal views. This natural park is filled with lush evergreens on stunning coastal cliffs overlooking the blue ocean waters ?

For fitness junkies, this huge hilly park is walkable (and serves as a test for your stamina!). If you're tired from exploring Gamcheon Culture Village, there's a train ride called Danubi that looks very appealing. Make sure you stop to admire the majestic Yeongdo Lighthouse perched on the coast. The breathtaking scenery that presents itself will get you clicking on your cameras to capture the postcard views!

Opening hours: Open daily; 5AM–12AM

Address: 24 Jeonmang-ro, Dongsam-dong, Yeongdo-gu, Busan

Admission: Free (for the Danubi circular train, you will need to pay KRW 3,000 (adult) or KRW 1,500 (child)).

Directions: Take the subway (Line 1) and get off at the Nampo-dong station (Exit 6). Hop on bus number 8, 30 or 113 that will bring you to the park.


Satiate your taste buds for Indonesian food at Warung Jaya Mbak Tia

For dinner, head to Warung Jaya Mbak Tia for delicious Indonesian cuisine. If you’re craving for food that taste (almost) like home, you’re at the right place. The restaurant serves Indonesian favourites like bebek goreng (fried duck), soto ayam (spicy chicken soup) and mi goreng (fried noodles). Looks like you'll be feasting like a king before you retire for the day!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Thu-Tue; 12PM–9PM (Closed on Wed)

Address: Gwangbok-ro 49beon-gil, Changseondong 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Busan

Directions: Take bus number 8 or 30 from Taejongdae and get off at Nampo-dong. The restaurant is a 2-min walk from the bus stop.

Enjoy the sea breeze at Gwangalli Beach

With your tummy full from a hearty meal, it is time to burn some calories by strolling along the scenic Gwangalli Beach. The 1.4km-long sandy beach has breathtaking views, especially at night. That's when the Gwangan Bridge lights up beautifully and illuminates the waters below it. The bridge is the longest bi-level bridge over the ocean in South Korea, so it really is a sight to see from Gwangalli Beach!

Opening hours: Open daily; 24 hours

Address: Gwangan 2(i)-dong, Busan

Admission: Free

Directions: Take the subway (Line 2) and get off at the Gwangan station (Exit 3).

Day 7: Last day in Busan!

It’s your last day in Busan (and South Korea) ? Don’t let a heavy heart get in the way – get your last bit of exploring the city while you still have time!

Visit the Busan Al-Fatah Mosque

Recognised as the only mosque in Busan, Al-Fatah is one of the largest mosques in the Southeastern provinces of South Korea. Established in 1980, the mosque has since become the spiritual home of Muslims in Busan and its surrounding regions. You can perform prayers here at the mosque as gender-separated prayer rooms are provided.

Opening hours: Open daily; 9AM– 7PM

Address: 30-3 Namsan-dong, Geumjeong-gu, Busan

Directions: Take the subway (Line 1) and get off at the Dusil station. Walk 300 meters to the petrol station and turn right towards the mosque.

Have brunch at Cappadocia Turkish Kebab House before your flight home

If time permits, do drop by at the Cappadocia Turkish Kebab House for a satisfying meal. Situated beside the Busan Al-Fatah Mosque, this halal restaurant serves authentic Turkish cuisine. This is the place to be if you love kebab – you must try the shish kebab (skewered and grilled meat cubes) served with Ekmek, a Turkish bread! Another favourite at the restaurant is the kimchi kebab. It’s not always that you get to eat a Korean-Turkish fusion food, so do give it a try!

Halal status: Halal-certified

Opening hours: Open daily; 11.30AM–10PM

Address: 123-9 Geumdan-ro, Namsan-dong, Geumjeong-gu, Busan

Directions: Walk from the Busan Al-Fatah Mosque.

With that, it is now time for you to head home. We sure hope this itinerary is beneficial for your trip to South Korea! With many things to see and do in the country, we know you’ll have the best time of your life during your trip ?