Attractions

Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Busan

Beomeo-sa

This magnificent temple is Busan’s best sight. Despite its city location, Beomeo-sa is a world away from the urban jungle, with beautiful architecture set against an extraordinary mountain backdrop. Beomeo-sa can be…
Top Choice Market in Busan

Jagalchi Fish Market

Anyone with a love of seafood and a tolerance for powerful odours could easily spend an hour exploring the country’s largest fish market. Narrow lanes outside the main building teem with decades-old stalls and ricke…
Top Choice Architecture in Busan

Gamcheon Culture Village

This historically rich, mountainside slum became a tourist destination after an arty makeover in 2009, when students decided to brighten up the neighbourhood with clever touches up the stairs, down the lanes and aro…
Top Choice Beach in Busan

Haeundae

Haeundae is the country’s most famous beach. During the peak August travel season, umbrellas mushroom across the 2km-long beach while frolickers fill the water with inner tubes rented from booths behind the beach. I…
Buddhist Temple in Busan

Seokbul-sa

Hard to find, difficult to reach and a wonder to behold, this hermitage has Buddhist images meticulously etched into stone. Visually powerful in scale and impact, it’s the kind of work that moves visitors to exclaim…
Cable Car in Busan

Songdo Marine Cable Car

Originally launched in 1964 as Korea's first cable car, the Songdo Beach attraction reopened in 2017, measuring a distance of 1.62km – four times what it was before its 1988 closure. There are 39 cars – 13 of them w…
Park in Busan

Taejongdae Park

On the southern tip of Yeongdo (영도; Yeong Island), experience the city’s rugged coastline along a well-groomed walking path. For those less inclined to hoof it, there's a train (adult/child ₩2000/100) that stops at …
Beach in Busan

Gwangan

Among the city's seven beaches, Gwangan is the best option for access and quality (the other beaches are Haeundae, Dadaepo, Songdo, Songjeong, Ilgwang and Imnang). Although the wall of commercial development behind …
Park in Busan

Igidae

If the trails of Geumjeong Fortress seem more like work than pleasure, there are opportunities to explore Busan’s natural beauty at a more leisurely pace. Igidae is a nature park that’s ideal for a two-hour stroll. …
Temple in Busan

Haedong Yonggungsa

One of the country's few temples situated on the coast, Haedong Yonggung offers spectacular views of the temple grounds and surrounding ocean. Located quite north of the city, it gets congested on the weekends – but…