Busan Tower


If the haze is not too thick, daytime views of container-ship traffic in the harbour from this 188m-high tower provide a sense of the port’s scale of operations.

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Nearby Busan attractions

1. Yongdu-san Park

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Close to the shopping in Nampo-dong, this humble park is home to the 118m-high Busan Tower. If the haze is not too thick, daytime views of container-ship…

2. Busan Museum of Movies


The museum opened in July 2017 as the first film exhibition and experience in South Korea. Inside, visitors can pose with statues of their favourite…

3. Millennium Statue


During the Christmas season, the streets are aglow and the area around the statute might be the most beautiful place in the city for an evening stroll.

4. Busan Modern History Museum

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The hour it takes to walk through this small museum will be time well spent. There's a surprising amount of English material documenting the history of…

5. Jagalchi Fish Market

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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…

6. Gamcheon Culture Village

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This historically rich, mountainside slum became a tourist destination after an arty makeover in 2009, when students decided to brighten up the…

7. Songdo Marine Cable Car

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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…

8. UN Cemetery

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This is the only United Nations cemetery in the world and is the final resting place of 2300 men from 11 nations, including the UK, Turkey, Canada and…