Things to do in Busan

With its picturesque beaches, stunning mountainside scenery, and historical temples, there’s something for everybody in the bustling port city of Busan! Though the beautiful contrast of the urban landscape set against rugged mountains and the deep blue sea is enough to warrant a visit, it’s the delectable seafood dishes, fascinating culture, and other Busan tourist attractions that will make you stay.

Interested in visiting the second-largest city in South Korea but don’t know where to start? Check out this list of the top things to do in Busan:

The seaside town of Busan is known for its beaches, mountains, and the largest fish market in South Korea! With colorful houses perched on a hill, the town is affectionately dubbed as the Santorini of South Korea. The Gamcheon Culture Village, in particular, is decorated with various murals and art pieces crafted by the residents themselves.

Sample the freshest raw fish available at the Jagalchi Market, take a stroll along the famous Haeundae Beach in the heart of the city, and end your day along the translucent paths of the Oryukdo Skywalk to catch a breathtaking sunset view.

When is the Best Time to Visit Busan?


The best time of the year to visit is around May to August when the weather is hot and humid, but spring is also popular for travelers because of the cherry blossom festivals. Some local events to take note of are the Busan International Film Festival (Oct) and Busan Sea Festival (Aug).


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