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What to do in Busan
Busan is the second biggest city in South Korea. Known for beautiful beaches, fantastic nature reserves, hot springs, and exciting events, visitors and tourists flock to Busan. From every corner of Busan, you’ll definitely find something to love in Busan.
East Busan’s Haeundae district is where you’ll find the crowd favourite Haeundae Beach. To enjoy more sand space, you should also have a beach day at Songjeong Beach and Gwangalli Beach in the Suyeong district.
The Haeundae district also has other interesting destinations for you like the Busan Aquarium, Dongbaek Island, the romantic Dalmaji Hill, and the scenery of Yonggungsa Temple and Sengbulsa Temple.
Central Busan is where you can discover the city’s history. Visit the Gamcheon Cultural Village, Busan Museum, and walk the streets of 40 steps. Don’t forget to see the iconic Busan Tower in Yongdusan Park.
For excellent hiking spots, your best bet is North Busan. This is also where you’ll see the beautiful Beomeosa Temple. In West Busan are also great nature destinations like Taejongdae Park and Nakdong Bird Sanctuary.
If you’re a night owl, you’re in luck because you get to see the Gwangwan Bridge light up at night. With 100,000 lighting effects, it’s like seeing diamonds sparkling in the dark.
Spend some of your own sparkle next and go shopping in Nampo-dong and Gwangbok-dong for luxury items, Lotte Grand Department Store and the Migliore Mall. Of course, you can’t say you’ve been to Busan without a visit to Jagalchi Market.
Busan’s best events should also be part of your trip. There’s the Cherry Blossom Tree Festival in April, Busan International Film Festival, Dalmaji Festival, and the Busan Rock Festival.
So bring out your bags now and start planning your trip with these top things to do and eat in Busan.
When to visit Busan
The best time to visit Busan depends on travel plans. Peak season from July to August is best for beach activities. Many travellers prefer Busan during spring (April-May) and autumn (October-November) when there are fewer crowds and pleasant temperatures. Don’t forget that bird watching is best during winter too (December-March).
But no matter when you plan to travel, you can fly to South Korea anytime and visit Busan visa-free for up to 90 days. So get your suitcase, pack your best clothes and a good Korean-English phrasebook now. Make sure you visit Smartraveller for more travel info.
Travelling to and around Busan
Gimhae International Airport is an international airport that serves Busan, where you can reach the city by bus, taxi, and subway. Go and wander the city of Busan by metro, light rail, train, taxi, bus, bike, and on foot.
So what are you waiting for? Get your passport now and book your Busan flights with Skiddoo today!
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