Busan

Travel Guide
Dongpirang Village featuring general coastal views, a house and a bay or harbor

Unwind on long beaches, relax in a multistory spa and explore the breathtaking coastal forests of Korea’s most popular summer destination.

Busan is South Korea’s second-largest city, but unlike the massive metropolis of Seoul, Busan is a resort town. Travel here for expansive beaches, forested parks and easy access to the islands and dramatic coastline of Hallyeohaesang National Park.

Come to Busan during the summer to experience the beaches at their best, the views at their clearest and industrious South Koreans at their most relaxed. The long Haeundae Beach is the most famous in the country; on hot summer days it is lined with record-breaking numbers of colorful umbrellas and masses of people. If you prefer a little more space, head west to Gwangalli Beach, which is generally less crowded and offers great views of the Gwangan Bridge, the longest in South Korea.

Discover Busan’s world-class shopping at the 14-story Shinsegae Centum City, the largest department store in the world. After exploring the many stores, boutiques and cafés, practice your golf swing at the indoor driving range, then lace up your skates for a few laps on the ice rink.

Seafood lovers should head to Jagalchi Market, Busan’s massive fish market. Occupying a wide stretch of dock and several stories of a huge warehouse, Jagalchi is the largest seafood market in South Korea.

Busan has recently become a global center for cosmetic surgery and medical tourism. Exfoliate your pores or treat yourself to a full facelift at one of the 160 clinics on Seomyeon Medical Street in central Busan. Or, reserve a spot at the Shinsegae Centum City Spaland to spend an evening relaxing in one of the 22 spas and 13 saunas.

Just a ferry or bus ride away is Tongyeong, a bustling port town situated on an island to the southwest of Busan. From Tongyeong, ride the Hallyeo Waterway Observation Cable Car for stunning views back to the mainland. After enjoying the views, wander through the charming streets of Dongpirang Village, which was destined for demolition until villagers transformed the streets into an outdoor art gallery.

Busan has a metro system, but most destinations are best reached by bus, car or ferry.

Where to stay in Busan

Shilla Stay Haeundae
Shilla Stay Haeundae
4 out of 5
46, Haeun-daero 570beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan
The price is NT$2,569 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
Located in Haeundae, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Busan Aquarium and Haeundae Beach. Gwangalli Beach and Busan Exhibition and Convention Center are ...
4.2/5Excellent! (2,035 reviews)
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Reviewed on 2021/9/15

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SIGNIEL BUSAN
SIGNIEL BUSAN
5 out of 5
30, Dalmaji-gil, Busan, Busan
The price is NT$6,551 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 29
Nestled on the beach, this Haeundae hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Haeundae Beach, Mipo Railway, and Radium Art Center. Busan Aquarium and Haeundae Traditional ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (301 reviews)
"Enjoyed their lounge"

Reviewed on 2021/9/1

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Paradise Hotel Busan
Paradise Hotel Busan
5 out of 5
296, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan, Busan
The price is NT$5,137 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Located in Haeundae, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk and within a 5-minute walk of Haeundae Beach and Busan Aquarium. Haeundae Traditional Market and ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,282 reviews)
"Best in the world!!!!"

Reviewed on 2021/9/11

Paradise Hotel Busan
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
LCT Residence
LCT Residence
4 out of 5
30, Dalmaji-gil,, Busan, Busan
The price is NT$8,067 per night from Sep 30 to Sep 30
This family-friendly Busan condo building is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Haeundae Beach, Haeundae Traditional Market, and Dalmaji Hill. Busan ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (151 reviews)
"It had a separate entrance from the residents, which I think it was needed."

Reviewed on 2021/7/11

LCT Residence
Grand LCT Residence
Grand LCT Residence
4 out of 5
Landmark-dong, 30, Dalmaji-gil, Busan, Busan
The price is NT$8,067 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
Located in Haeundae, this condo building is within a 10-minute walk of Radium Art Center, Mipo Railway, and Haeundae Beach. Haeundae Traditional Market and Busan ...
4.4/5Excellent! (65 reviews)
"The ocean view from the suite was amazing! The suite was spacious and clean. The only downside is there wasn’t a phone connecting directly to the front desk from the suite."

Reviewed on 2021/7/21

Grand LCT Residence
Sun&Moon Pool Villa
Sun&Moon Pool Villa
4 out of 5
104, Gadeokhaean-ro 1169beon-gil, Gangseo-gu, Busan
Located in Gangseo District, this aparthotel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Gadeokdo Lighthouse and within 9 mi (15 km) of Busan New Port and Yongwon Golf Club. LetsRun ...
Sun&Moon Pool Villa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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