Most local do not know english. Transport by taxi is more accessible. Better to get hotel staff to arrange taxi ride as taxi is not easy to flag on the street.
I took a bus from Busan to Gurye-gun to see Jirisan National Park. I think it's best to have a car in this area, but it wasn't possible for me.
I went as a couple but it is also very good for families. There is a lot of hiking to do in the area and we enjoyed seeing Hwaeomsa temple which is very beautiful. I heard there is an outdoor spa nearby, but we didn't get a chance to go there.
Friendly and beautiful little town. Go explore the natural landscape where the rice patties touch the mountains.
Relax in the spas next to the river and the breathtaking forests. The people are friendly and want a chance to use their English.