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4.5 out of 5
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17,031 people visited Busan
Busan is South Korea's second largest city after Seoul. It has Korea's largest beach and Korea's longest river. It is the largest port city in South Korea and most importantly it has the world's largest department store, the Shinsegae Centum City.
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  • 62%
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    Matthew Crompton
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    4 Mar 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.

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    5 Feb 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.

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  • BusanPro 2014
    Juno Kim
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    4 Oct 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.

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    Justine
    4 Apr 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!

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    Keane
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    4 Nov 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.

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    Nai
    4 Nov 15, 2012

    Busan station. Didn't spend enough time in this city...I'm sure there's more to do and see then shop :)

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  • BusanPro 2014
    Mel S Wong
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    4 Jul 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.

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    Dana
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    South Korea is a beautiful country. Every morning, in any location, you step outside and see beautiful mountains.

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    5 Jul 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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    5 Nov 13, 2013

    nice

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