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About Busan

Busan is a port city and one of South Korea's important transportation hubs for sea, land and air. Busan's coastal sightseeing spots primarily include bathing beaches and coastal parks. Haeundae Beach and Songdo Beach are favorite destinations for local residents. The city's attractions include historical sites, museums and art galleries. For families traveling with children, the Sea Life Busan Aquarium is a great destination to experience the glass bottom boat atop the shark tank. Art lovers can visit the Gamcheon Cultural Village to enjoy the colorful and artistically painted walls. Busan is famous for its seafood. You can eat all kinds of fresh hweh—Korean sashimi. The nightscape of Busan will sweep you off your feet, with the brilliant lights of Gwangandaegyo Bridge and the city reflected by the water. As you stroll along the harbor, it is an intoxicating experience.

Popular Attractions in Busan

Haeundae Beach
1,105 Reviews
Located at the south end of Busan, Haeundae Beach is one of the most famous and popular strips of coastline in Korea. All 12 kilometers of Haeundae Beach are thronged with sunbathing bodies and colorful umbrellas all summer long. These pleasure-seekers are after the beautiful sun, sea and sand, as well as the diverse summer events, including the week-long Busan Sea Festival that takes place each August. Fishing enthusiasts also enjoy the beach, particularly around Dongbaek Island at Haeundae's southern end. Easily accessible from downtown Busan, the beach also hosts a number of wintertime activities. On January 1, people gather there to watch the first sunrise of the new year, and the Polar Bear Club meets there around the same time to take a dip in the frigid waters.
Gamcheon Culture Village
466 Reviews
Folk Village
Gamcheon Culture Village has preserved the historical traces of modern Busan. In order to maintain this feature, artists and local residents have joined hands to create village art. Walking through Gamcheon Culture Village, you can see the colorful murals. From the observatory, you can see the sea not far from there. In art stores. You can also enjoy and purchase some delicate small gifts.
Gwangalli Beach
249 Reviews
Gwangalli doesn't get the press of Haeundae across town, but really shines at night when the lights come on. It's popular as a nightlife and dining hotspot, with tons of bars and restos to choose from..
Haedong Yonggung Temple
255 Reviews
Haidong Longgong Temple is seen on the east coast of Busan and is a temple on the seaside in South Korea. The temple is surrounded by the mountains and seas. There is a landscape of sea water as well as multiple sculptures put together by Guanyin, such as four lions and three stone pagodas. The special scenery of the Dragon Palace is the 108th order and Sunrise Rock. From the entrance of the Dragon Palace, it is necessary to walk 108 steps to the temple, and Sunrise Rock is located in the center of 108 steps. During the lunar calendar in April, the entrance to the Dragon Palace is full of cherry blossoms and the scenery is very beautiful.

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SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium Ticket
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