Busan Travel Guide
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 85%Local Culture
- 63%Adventure Travelers
- 62%Budget Travelers
- 62%Nightlife Lovers
- 51%Green Travelers
Member Reviews (37)
- BusanMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsMar 20, 2014
Korea's gritty and energetic 2nd city, the port town of Busan is a little rough around the edges, but with amazing seafood (like hoe -- Korean sashimi, pronounced 'hwe'), a fascinating fish market (Jalgachi) and some excellent temples (Beomeo-sa in the mountains and Yonggung-sa on seaside cliffs), it's a place that can easily occupy a couple days. Head to Haeundae Beach during the day to chill out on the sand with the masses, then visit Gwangalli Beach at night for the bars and nightlife.Recommended for:
- BusanMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Feb 13, 2014
POLAR BEAR SWIMMING:
It's said there's no better way to awaken your senses than an icy dip. For some, the wacky tradition of submerging onself in freezing cold water is part of a normal wintertime practice (we're looking at you U.K., Finland, Belgium, Russia and China!). But the trend is spreading. Polar Bear clubs have become all the rage in countries worldwide as adventure seekers and alternative health afficianados take to the sea. In Busan, Korea, a Polar Bear swim competition in the cold water of the Korea Straight each January has become part of a chilly new tradition for welcoming in good health in the New Year.Recommended for:
- BusanMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Oct 16, 2013
Busan, the second biggest cities in the country is a great culinary destination. Their pork and rice stew 돼지국밥 is the best I've ever had. Of course, you can have some of the best seafood in the seafood market as well.Recommended for:
- BusanApr 09, 2013
the sea, temples, mountains, some shopping and see sighting. I spend a week there which gave me plenty of time to really appreciate the Korean lifestyle and try local foods and drinks! It's a big city so plenty of stuff to try out but not as big as Seoul so it's a good start to discover South Korea!
- BusanCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Nov 25, 2012
Beautiful seaside town with beachfront hotels, fun shopping streets and the huge Shinsegae department store (the Guinness World Records holder for largest store in the world). It's got a bit of the city and a bit of the sand, making it a nice destination for those with many likes.
- BusanMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 3Jul 05, 2012
A major port city of Korea, Busan actually feels very laid back perhaps due to its roots as a fishing village. There are several modern shopping malls just along side of more traditional shopping streets. When venturing out of the center district, there are beautiful beaches, temples, and natural hiking trails.
- BusanMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Jul 04, 2012
Busan was probably one of my favorite places on my trip to Korea. It is an amazing city with so much to do. There are amazingly gorgeous beaches, casinos, nightlife, cityscapes, everyday things to do and is not so far from the cultural Gyeongju.
This place is a perfect break from Seoul and yet with a lot to do.
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