Busan Tourism

Visit Busan - Best of Busan

Located in the southern tip of the Korean peninsula, Busan (Pusan) is the second largest city of South Korea. Beautiful mountains, white sand beaches, hot springs are some of the significant features to see in Busan; might not be there in other part of Korea. Taking an interior tour to Busan, gives you a glimpse of the downtown, shrines, museums and historical buildings. On the other hand, a trip to the exterior of Busan depicts a picture of vibrant port town with lots of casual tent bars, cafes, fish markets, giving an entirely different flavor of the city. For nature lovers, places like Dongbaek Island and Nakdong river estuary are worth to visit. Activities like boating, jet skiing and banana boats are there to enjoy in Busan if you are travelling with your family. The city is complete in every sense of the word as Busan attractions appeal to people of all ages. The destination is one of the most picturesque ones in the area and sees a lot of tourists all year round.

Accoriding to Triphobo travel guide, Busan is one of the coolest destinations where you can enjoy a lazy laid back holidays. To explore all the itinerary of Busan, opt for package tours that are sure to give you the experience of a lifetime. There are many activities that you can enjoy in the place as well like, tug-of –war and swimming. Gwangalli Beach in the area is a nightlife paradise for those who like to party hard. The city offers some of the best nightlife in the area and so is perfect if you want to have a quiet drink by the beach or have a full-fledged party. The city is also famous for its charming and flavorsome food that is loved by most travellers a so trying the local cuisine here is a must try.  Each one of you should visit Busan at least once and experience all that it has to offer considering the best time to visit Busan and places to visit in Busan.

Busan Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Busan tips for your visit

  • Time Zone- KST (Korea Standard Time) UTC/GMT +9 hours
  • Currency- South Korean won (KRW)
  • Electricity and Internet- 220-240 Volts, internet is available in most parts
  • Languages- Korean
  • Security- Fire, Emergency and Ambulance 119, Police 112, Medical Emergency 1339, National Intelligence Service111, Tourism and Translation Service 1330, Coast Guard 122 and International Emergency Rescue 02 790 7561.
  • Off-beaten Path-NA
  • Tipping- Tipping is appreciated but not mandatory
  • Tourist Traps- NA
  • Customs- Dress smarty and modestly and beach wear is not acceptable anywhere except the beach.


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Facts and Stats for Busan*

  • Pollution Statistics in Busan

    Know the pollution level of Busan before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 44.57 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 35.29 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 38.24 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 33.82 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 32.35 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 39.71 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 42.5 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 29.41 (Low)
  • Busan: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Busan for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Busan.

    • Burglary and Theft 37.5 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 39.2 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 39.2 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 31.82 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 38.07 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 36.93 (Low)
    • Attacks 39.2 (Low)
    • Drug offense 38.64 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 61.93 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 59.66 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 41.48 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 43.18 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 39.2 (Low)
  • Living in Busan - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Busan is 171.54 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 60.33 (High)
    • Climate Index 79.22 (High)
    • Pollution Index 46.44 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 32.67 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 79.95 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 94.79 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.27 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 104.02 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Busan

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Busan

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.09 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.33 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 43.52 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 54.4 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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