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Busan(Pusan), Beautiful Port City
Introduction to Busan Cruise Boat Accommodations in Busan (Pusan)
Main Tourist Attractions in Busan (Pusan) Festivals in Busan (Pusan) Tourist Information
Tourist Attractions on the Outskirts of Busan
Food in Busan (Pusan) Transportation
Busan (Pusan) City Tour Bus Suggested Itineraries Photo Gallery
[Introduction to Busan (Pusan)]

Situated on the most south-eastern portion of the Korean peninsula, Busan is Korea's second largest city and the number 1 trading port. Korea's first truly international city, Busan (Pusan) connects Asia, Europe, and North America. This geopolitically situated harbor city sits adjacent to the Korean Straits and Japan, bringing about an interchange of trade and tourism. This intercultural current has made Busan into the international metropolis it is today. Busan has hosted such international events as the 2002 14th Asian Games, the final match of the Korea/Japan World Cup, and since 1995 has annually hosted the Pusan International Film Festival. Additionally, the Bexco Exhibition and Convention Center in Busan brings in people from all over the world for international conventions and exhibits. Shopping in this port city has also become quite popular. Lotte Department Store, Choryang Arcade for Foreigners, Nampo-dong Street, Gukje Market, and Seomyeon market, located in the center of the city, are sought after places by Japanese and other foreign tourists.

Sighting in Busan (Pusan) can typically be classified into two groups: seashore and interior land sighting. Seashore sightseeing includes such sights as the beach areas, islands, and Hae Ahn Park. While interior land sightseeing includes such sights as downtown Busan, historical ruins and sites, Dongnae Shrine, Busan World Cup Stadium, and Bexco Exhibition and Convention Center. Surely Busan's most charming tourist point is its beautiful sea vistas. The southeastern beach areas have amazing views of the fantastically shaped rocks and islands, which are a must see. The famous beaches of Haeundae, Gwangalli, and Songjeong are enjoyed by many. Boating, jet skies, and banana boats are just among a few of the water recreation activities visitors can take advantage of. Amnam Park, Igidae, and Haean Park offer views of nature's masterpieces. The natural beauties of Busan can also be taken in by riding the cruise boats in the harbor.
The summer months offer an array of festivals on almost every beach, while in the fall, the Jagalchi Fish market holds a cultural festival for foreign tourists. The Nakdong Estuary Seasonal Bird Migration Site is a famous tourist spot in the winter. Since the release of the movie 'Chingu' (friend), which was filmed in Busan, Yongdusan Park and Jagalchi Fish Market have become popular areas for tourists as well.
The Busan area has a plethora of places to dine. There is one street that is lined with Dongnae Pajeon (Korean style pancakes) and raw fish restaurants. Additionally, some nearby museums include the Busan Marine Museum, Bokcheon Museum, Busan Metropolitan Art Museum, Busan Museum and many other cultural facilities.

Land: 759.86㎢ Population: 3,512,547 (statistics from December, 2005)
[Main Tourist Attractions in Busan (Pusan)]
Haeundae Beach
해운대 해수욕장
Gwangalli Beach
광안리 해수욕장
Songjeong Beach
송정 해수욕장
Dadaepo Beach
다대포 해수욕장
Beomeosa Temple
Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
Haeundae Dalmaji Walk
해운대 달맞이 고개
Oryukdo Island
The United Nations Memorial Cemetery and Peace Park Yongdusan Park
용두산 공원
Amnam Park
암남 공원
Nakdonggang Estuary Seasonal Bird Migration Site
Busan Aquarium
부산 수족관
Jagalchi Fish Market
자갈치 시장
Nampo-dong Street
Dongbaek Island

Busan Yachting Center
올림픽 요트 경기장
Taejongdae Resort
태종대 유원지

[Tourist Attractions on the Outskirts of Busan (Pusan)]

Tongdosa Temple
Geojedo Island
Oedo Island Paradise
[Busan City Tour Bus]
Busan is Korea's principal port and second largest city. As a port city, it is ranked third in the world in terms of the number of containers handled. It has numerous culturally attractive tourism resources characteristic and distinctive enough not to be found in any other city in the world. Its scenic coastal areas and clean sandy beaches located near downtown areas will add joyous memories to those who visit.

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[Cruise Boats]
Gonpo Cruise Boat (around the Taejongdae area)

Haeundae Cruise Boat

[Festivals in Busan]
Sunrise Busan Festival 2006 Busan Gijang Anchovy Festival Haeundae Sand Festival Busan Sea Festival
Busan International Rock Festival Busan Biennale Busan Jagalchi Festivl Pusan International Film Festival
[Suggested Itineraries]
Three-Day, Two-Night Course to Explore Busan 3-Day Backpack Tour of Busan-Gyeongju for Women Busan by Rachel Askham
[Food in Busan]
Dongnae Pajeon (Korean style pancakes) Restaurants in Busan
[Accommodations in Busan]
There are many different types of accommodations in Korea from super deluxe hotels and traditional Korean hanok houses to homestays and camping grounds. Tourists can choose the type of accommodations based on their respective plans and budget. Korea offers accommodations with both western-style rooms and traditional Korean-style ondol rooms (with heated floors and futons). Generally, hotels offer western-style rooms, however some offer traditional Korean-style ondol rooms. However, certain motels and yeogwans may only offer ondol rooms, so it is a good idea to check beforehand.
- Low to Mid-Priced Accommodations in Busan
[Tourist Information]
The Tourist Information Center (TIC) provides you with up-to-date and accurate information on Korean tourism. Make it your first stop on your visit to Korea. Visitors can get helpful information on travel, accommodations, tourist attractions and much more at TIC in the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO). TIC is located at the 1st underground floor of KTO's main office in downtown Seoul.
Busan Subway Bus
[Photo Gallery]

Date   07/11/2008

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