Busan Gyeongnam Horse Racing Park, officially opened to the public in September of 2005, was host to the horseback riding events of the 2002 Busan Asian Games.
The park spans an area of over 1,243,101㎡, reaching into both Busan and Gyeongsangnam-do, and boasts stands seating up to 300,000 people, 98 sports facilities, 3 sand race tracks, and a parking facility. Race tracks are wider than the lanes on a highway, providing viewers with fast and thrilling races. Races are held every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and a total of 12 races take place each racing day.
Not just a favorite spot for horse-racing, the park also contains an ecological park, a children’s horseback riding site, flower beds, and the largest in-line skating park and cycling lanes in the country, making it a favorite leisure spot for citizens of all ages.
How To Go There:
From Busan, take Bus Gangseo-gu 7 or Gangseo-gu 7-2.
Get off at the Horse Racing Park-ipgu (경마공원입구) bus stop.
Jurye Station (Busan Subway Line 1), Exit 4.
Hadan Station (Busan Subway Line 2), Exit 3.
Daejeo Station (Busan Subway Line 3), Exit 1.
(Runs every 30min, starting from 10:00)