If you can only think of Seoul when people mention Korea, then obviously you do not know the charming seaside town Busan which is located in the Southern regions. Busan is the second largest city in South Korea. Busan has been gaining popularity in recent years and there has been a steady increase in tourist count.
Busan is the perfect destination for visitor who wants it all – fresh seafood cuisine, varied shopping options, scenic views and fresh air.
We present to you our top picks for places of attractions in Busan.
- Gamcheon Cultural Village
Vibrantly-coloured houses built in staircase-fashion forms the charming Gamcheon Cultural Village. This village has lots of of vivid murals and sculptures created by the local residents. You might have caught a glimpse of them in some Korean dramas or movies. If you are an artsy traveller you will certainly enjoy yourself here admiring the colourful houses and shops at every turn. You can pick up some nicely printed art works or unique postcards here.
- Gwangalli Beach
The fine sand and clear sea water here beckon visitors. This sandy beach is 1.4km long and as a result of water cleaning program the water here is pristine. There are many romantic and cozy restaurants and cafes here. If you happen to visit on a weekend, you can expect to see various cultural events and even live concerts. We would recommend that you wait for sunset and wait for the Gwangandaegyo Bridge to light up. It is a beautiful sight to behold as the bridge just stretches across the horizon.
- Busan Tower
One of the symbolic features of Busan is the Busan Tower. Towering at 69 metres above sea level and measuring 120 metres high, Busan Tower has an observation deck that allows visitors to enjoy a panaromic view of the city. The night scenery is especially charming and stunning when viewed from the tower. Busan Tower was built in 1973 and the base of the tower is interconnected with a few galleries and souvenir shops.
- Jagalchi Fish Market
Jagalchi Fish Market is the largest seafood market in South Korea offering both live and dried seafood. Jagalchi is a must-visit for seafood lovers. It is highly accessible by public transport. You will be amazed by the wide varieties of live seafood here. This market is relatively clean and organized.
You have the option of purchasing the live seafood on the ground floor and bringing your purchase up to one of the many restaurants on the 2nd floor and the chefs there will prepare and cook the seafood for you at an additional charge.