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Where to go Busan
Where to go in Bustan, where to go in Korea South and visit best places in Busan

Where to go in Busan, Korea South and visit the best places in Busan. Get inspired by attractive ideas and find tips here.

Busan is the second largest metropolis after Seoul and a perfect destination for holiday or business. It is the largest port city in South Korea and the world's fifth busiest seaports by cargo tonnage. Busan plays a major role in international trade and cultural exchanges. Busan has an subtropical climate and is the fifth busiest seaport in the world. It has a lot of parks, beaches and resort and great venues for business and pleasure. Busan is called the summer capital of Korea because it attracts tourists from all over the country to its six beaches. It has luxury hotels and a carnival boardwalk line the beach at Haeundae. With lots of cafes, bars and restaurants along the beach and the Grand Gwangan Bridge. There are a lot of Temples, religious and historical sites to visit. Busan is host to the Busan International Film Festival and many more festivals throughout the year. Busan has a traditional cuisine. Transportation is easy by bus, over sea, subway by air and railway. As a user of Event1001 you are looking for best ideas and city tips for your daytrip, convention, special events or a business trip in Busan. Have a look on this Where to go in Busan page and maybe you will find new tips when you visit Busan, Korea South.
Tip 1: Markets: Gukje Market is the most traditional market in Busan. The Jagalchi fish market is a top tourist attraction. It creates a fantastic scenery early in the morning when retailers bring in fresh fish.
Tip 2: Shopping: Gwangbok-ro street Busan leading fashion avenue stretches 750 m from the old Busan City Hall site to the Gukje market. Here you can find many shopping and cultural facilities including theaters, galleries, commercial banks, jewelery shops, souvenirs shops and hotels.
Tip 3: Beaches: Haeundae Beach and Gwangalli Beach are both lined with cafes, restaurants and hotels. At night it is a very romantic place with neon lights. There are festivals throughout the year and the most popular thing to do is watch the first sunset on January 1st. These are also famous places to go out fishing.
Tip 4: Centrum City Shinsegae: Located in Haeundae, this is an all inclusive shopping center with a hot spring water park, an ice skating rink, a bookstore, a dinner theater, a golf practice range and many more. It is a Guinness world record holder for the largest department store with a total floor area of 293.905 m2.
Tip 5: Temples: Haedong Yonggungsa is a temple build by the sea instead of in the mountains on a coastal rock formation. It offers a great view of the sea, the sounds of splashing waves and Buddhist chants is a real inspiration. Climb the 108 step stairs and and enjoy the calming sounds of the waves and view the majestic sunrise. When the cherry blossoms are in full bloom this is amazing. Or visit the Beomeosa one of the countries leading urban temples which has several buildings and other objects which are designed as official treasures.
Tip 6: Parks: Geumgang Park has many historical and cultural attractions such as Geumjeongsanseong Fortress, The Busan Folk Tradition Arts center, the National History Museum and the Botanical Garden. There are various sporting facilities and a number of carnival rides. Nearby attractions include Dongnae Hot Springs and Beomeosa Temple.
Tip 7: Busan Aquarium: this is located in Haeundae Beach and is the largest aquarium in South Korea. There are 250 species and 35000 marine animals on display. The main tank contains 3 million liters of water and you can watch the animals through huge windows or in a 80 meter long underwater tunnel. There are exhibits with penguins, jelly fish and piranhas.
Tip 8: 40 Gyedan (stairs) gil: a town that has been recreated to show the lives of refugees during the Korean War. The area has many figures representing many traditional Korean scenes. The 40 steps, the most symbolic structure is located at the end of the street. With sculptures, old telegraph poles, movie posters and in the 40 stairs Culture hall you can watch exhibits materials on refugee time during the war.
Tip 9: Hot spring and hotel resorts: Busan has the largest hot spring facilities in Korea. Hotels combined with spas where you can find a mix between business and pleasure. There are hotels with duty free shopping centers, casinos and hot spring spas. Visit Spa Land (Haeundae-Gu) or HurShimChung Hot Spring Resorts and Spa Town (Dongnae-Gu) and many more.
Tip 10: Museums: visit Busan Modern History Museum. The exhibition consist of the modern history of Busan during Japanese occupation, its role in the Korean war and the history of the relationship between Korea and America. The Busan Museum of Art contains three art galleries of modern art where one of them is specially for children.
Tip 11: Hiking: The mountains around Busan have good hiking trails. In Geumjeong Fortress is a popular route, you can take the cable car up and at the top of the mountain head towards the South Gate and then get through the north gate and down to Beomeosa Temple. Jangsan mountain is also good for a day hiking. There are military bases with minefields (clearly marked) and it gives you great views over Busan and on a clear day to Japan.
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