Busan is a highly-rated tourist destination in South Korea. It’s also one of the most densely populated cities and a popular seaport in the Pan-Asia region. The city offers one of the most all-round tourism experiences in the world – you can find a variety of restaurants, night clubs and places to hang out in the evening. Busan also has quaint temples, natural wonders, and exotic beaches.

    Like most South Korean cities, Busan boats a low crime rate, and its pubs and bars are usually open till the wee hours of the morning. There’s usually no closure time - pubs stay open until the very last customer leaves. Being South Korea's most important seaport, Busan has a natural international and cosmopolitan flair.

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    Busan attractions range from centuries-old Buddhist temples dotting the city’s mountains and coastline to pristine beaches with clear waters. This seaside town has plenty of things to do year-round – families can spend time at a beachside aquarium, shoppers get to explore vibrant districts, and nature lovers can enjoy long hikes to scenic viewing points. A short train ride from Seoul, Busan’s beaches are often packed on weekends and... Read more

    Where to shop & what to buy in Busan

    Busan shopping options are diverse, with dozens of open-air markets, upmarket stores, and duty-free outlets dotting the city. You’ll find one of South Korea’s largest seafood markets, where dozens of (mostly female) vendors selling fresh fish, crab, abalone, and squid. Fashion and cosmetics brands occupy Busan shopping streets within areas such as Haeundae District, Seomyeon, and Gwanglalli Beach – there’s a good mix of budget and upscale shops so... Read more

    Where to go & what to do at night in Busan

    • 7 Best Nightlife Experiences in Busan

      Some of the best nightlife experiences in Busan are rooftop venues offering excellent views of the city, but the contrast between the bright splendour of the city's beaches and the calm waters of the sea must be seen from up close. Haeundae Beach and Nurimaru Marine City, just opposite the beach, are renowned spots for stunning night-time views, while...

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    • Busan Travel Essentials

      Our Busan Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help you plan your trip to one of the most popular destinations in South Korea. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from Gimhae International Airport to my hotel? What currency and type of plug...

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