Busan, South Korea

Busan, South Korea

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About Busan

About Busan

Why Visit Busan, South Korea

The sea capital of South Korea, picturesque Busan is a "must-visit" place for anyone who wants to properly see the best the country has to offer. While dynamic Seoul is a great place to feel the energy and the beating heart of South Korea, scenic Busan, on the other hand, seems like a paradise for travelers who can't imagine a holiday without the bright sun and sandy beaches. The city feels relaxed and laid-back at the seaside's area, but everything changes as soon as you go to the city center. Suddenly you are reminded that Busan is a big modern city, buzzing with life just as much as the capital is.

Although a lot of people choose to spend their days on one of the Busan beaches, sunbathing is only one of the ways to spend your time in the city. The list of the best things to do in Busan is so big that it seems like a lifetime won't be enough to try it all. For example, you can start your Busan travel by going to the Haedong Yonggung Temple, a scenic Buddhist temple, overlooking the sea (they say, the views at sunrise are something truly one-of-a-kind).

Or you can explore the BIFF Square, home to the Busan International Film Festival and South Korea's equivalent of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, famous for its golden plaques with handprints of various celebrities.

A great place to add to your Busan itinerary plans is the Gamcheon Culture Village, one of the most picturesque places in the country. What makes is so special is that all the houses there are painted in various colors. And cozy narrow streets and amazing sculptures scattered here and there make Gamcheon one of the best places to visit during your South Korea adventure.

For some spectacular views, stop by one of the most popular Busan attractions, the Oryukdo Skywalk, a famous see-through glass bridge that can make you feel like you are walking through the sky. The sheer cliffs and endless blue ocean beneath your feet will only increase this sensation!

Best Things to Do During a Busan Trip

  • Travel to the Gamcheon Culture Village
  • Stop by the Oryukdo Skywalk
  • Explore the Shinsegae Centum City

No Busan trip is complete without visiting the biggest shopping center in the world, the Shinsegae Centum City. As you can imagine, you can easily spend a whole day (or even a week), exploring all 9 floors of the building, as there is no other place in Korea, offering such extensive shopping opportunities.