There’s a noticeably absent cosmopolitan feel in this port city known for raw fish and a harsh dialect that people in Seoul sometimes find incomprehensible. Underneath the drab urban landscape created by an unimaginative use of concrete, quirky people jump the queue, shout while conversing and giggle at the sight of international travellers. Rough around the edges indeed, but like any rogue there’s a charming side that begins to emerge once formal barriers have been dropped over dinner and drinks. Cultural mores prevent most people from initiating contact with foreigners. But if you take the first step, the level of kindness and generosity extended your way can be surprising.
Best places to stay in Busan
Korea - Busan & Gyeongsangnam-do (Chapter)
Busan’s easily accessible mountains and beaches, as well as its colourful seafood and drinking scene make it very easy to love, while Gyeongsangnam-do has a natural beauty, inspired by verdant mountains and coastal towns untouched by tourist...
Busan destination guides
Private Custom Tour: Busan City Sightseeing and Beaches
Busan is a big city to navigate on your own, so let a knowledgeable guide show you around in the comfort of a private vehicle. Explore city attractions and enjoy local cuisine on this flexible, full-day tour, customized to your preferences.
Private Arrival Transfer: Busan Airport to Hotel
Make your trip to Busan hassle free with a pre-paid private transfer from Gimhae International Airport to your Busan city hotel. This private transportation service by air-conditioned minivan is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight arrival details and your Busan hotel details.