Miryang is a pleasant country town north of Busan surrounded my mountains and valleys. The area is a popular summer destination for Busan residents looking to escape the coastal heat and humidity.
It is known as a popular location for the Korean film industry, and is the setting for the award winning film 'Secret Sunshine' which won the Cannes 2007 prize for 'Best Actress' (The town's name Miryang actually means 'Secret Sunshine').
|Daily highs (°C)||9.3||10.6||15.8||22.1||27.6||28.6||31.3||29.2||28.1||22.5||16.4||7.1|
|Nightly lows (°C)||-5.6||-1.1||2.6||7.3||11.8||18.2||21.6||21.1||16.4||9.9||3.0||-5.0|
Source: 2014 Korea Meteorological Administration
If you are leaving from Haeundae, Busan, then it is more convenient to use a slower (although infrequent) direct train from Haeundae train station (next to Haeundae subway) to Miryang that takes one hour.
The train station is far from the city center, so a taxi or local bus is required to get there.
Miryang has an intercity bus station with connections to major South Korean cities. An express bus to/from Busan leaves every hour during the day and takes one hour to Seobu bus station in Busan. The fare is ₩5,000. The bus station is still fairly far from the city center, so a taxi or local bus is required to get there.
Busan's Gimhae International Airport is the nearest airport. Take the monorail to Busan's Seobu bus station to take a bus into Miryang. Otherwise from Incheon International Airport there is a high speed KTX directly to Miryang (Busan line). You can also take the A'rex train to Seoul Station for more frequent KTX services.
It should be noted that both the train station and the bus station are not within walking distance of the city center. A taxi or local bus would be the best way to get there.
- Yeongnamnu Pavilion (영남루), 39 Naeil-dong, Miryang. Located on cliff near the Miryang town center, and has commanding views over the Miryang river. It is a great place to cool down and relax on a hot day.
- Eoreumgol (어름골), 166-2 Samyang-ri, Sannae-myeon, Miryang-si (City bus from Miryang Intercity Bus Terminal to Nammyeong or Eoreumgol Valley departs every 40min and takes 50 min)). A valley referred to as the 'Ice Valley' that is unusually cold. There is trekking around the valley, and you can see ice at the top all year round. (There isn't much at the height of summer, but it is there)
- Pyochungsa Temple (표충사), 23 Gucheon-ri, Danjang-myeon, Miryang-si, ☎ +82 55-352-1150. Tranquil temple and great starting point for a hike up the 'Eoreumgol' ice valley
|Routes through Miryang|
|Dong-daegu ←||N S||→ Gupo → Busan|
|Dong-daegu ←||N w||→ Masan|