Second largest city in Korea, Busan is termed as San Francisco of Korea because of its port. Beautiful beaches, breathtaking views from hills, towering skyscrapers, this city has everything to give your vacation, an urban feel. There are so many things to do in Busan, that you'll wonder what to see and what not to see. Busan also has some of the best attractions which you should definitely visit. There are many amazing activities to do in Busan as well. Confused much? Don't worry, here is a compiled list of some of the major attractions to see and activities to do in Busan.
Sunbathe on Haeundae Beach, one of the best beaches in South Korea. Soak in some spirituality by visiting the serene Haedong Yonggungsa Temple. Love seafood? Get into some fish shopping by visiting the bustling Jagalchi Market. Please your eyes by visiting the colourful Gamcheon Cultural Village. Truly, a photographer’s delight! Visit Sea Life Busan Aquarium, one of the largest sea aquariums in South Korea. Other attractions include Beomeosa Temple, Dongbaek Island and Seokbulsa Temple.
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#1 of 14 Things to do in Busan | Added 23600 times in trip plans
Beach, Walking Area, Entertainment, Family And Kids
264, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan
This is probably the best beach of South Korea that remains overcrowded during summer. With white sand beach and the surrounding neighborhood, this beach has become a popular place to spend few hours with family for the tourists. Many festivals and cultural events are also held on this beach, mostly in the month of June to August. At Folk Square of...
#2 of 14 Things to do in Busan | Added 22462 times in trip plans
Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
416-3, Sirang-ri, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan, South Korea
04:00 am - 07:00 pm
Located on the northeast coast of Busan, this temple is the southernmost temple of South Korea. It is also considered as one of the three sacred places of Goddess Buddha. Its uniqueness is its location as most of the temples of Busan are located on the top of mountain, whereas Haedong Yonggungsa temple is right in front of the sea. This temple was ...
#3 of 14 Things to do in Busan | Added 21477 times in trip plans
Park, Family And Kids, Tower
37-55, Yongdusan-gil, Jung-gu, Busan
This park is located in Jung-gu, Busan. It is said to be one of the 3 popular mountains in Busan. Earlier it was known as Songhyunsan, which means a mountain having a view of the beautiful sea through its dense pine forest. Later the name was changed to Youngdusan, where Yongdu means dragon’s head. It is said that the mountain park looks like...
#4 of 14 Things to do in Busan | Added 23534 times in trip plans
Market, Family And Kids
52 Jagalchihaean-ro, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea
05:00 am - 10:00 pm
It is the largest fish market in Korea. Located beside Nampo Port, it is the only place where you can get fresh seafood, both in raw form as well as cooked. The first thing that will catch your attention is, most of the sellers are middle aged or married women. They are referred as Jagalchi Ajumma or ajumma. The prices of fish are quite cheaper as ...
#5 of 14 Things to do in Busan | Added 20615 times in trip plans
Art And Culture, Museum, Outdoors, Village, Cafe, Restaurant, Tourist Center, Fa...
Gamcheon 2(i)-dong, Saha-gu, Busan, South Korea
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
Popularly known as the Santorini of Korea, Gamcheon cultural village is the most colorful village you would have ever seen. It is the most art-filled village of Busan, located at the top of hills of Saha-gu in Busan. Once you land up at the bottom of the village, the colorful narrow alleyways will guide you to reach every important sights of this v...
#6 of 14 Things to do in Busan | Added 13951 times in trip plans
Religious Site, Temple, Entertainment, Performance, Family And Kids, Arts And Cr...
250 Beomeosa-ro, Geumjeong-gu, Busan, South Korea
08:30 am - 05:30 pm
Beomeosa temple (Fish Sutra temple) is one of the greatest and worshipped Buddhist temples of Korea. Located on the top of Mt. Geumjeongsan, this temple is a worth place to pay visit. This temple has been destroyed and reconstructed many times. The present one that you see is not the original temple. It has 3 levels - the 1st one has three gates, t...
#7 of 14 Things to do in Busan | Added 9046 times in trip plans
Outdoors, Beach, Island, Bridge, Walking Area, Historical Site, Monument, Statue...
Jung-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Located at southern tip of Haeundae Beach, Dongbaek Island is one of the places to visit in Busan. Previously, it was an island. But with the accumulation of sediments, the island is now connected with the mainland by a landbridge. The long walking path around the island let you navigate the island. History says that the island honors Scholar Choi ...
#8 of 14 Things to do in Busan | Added 18827 times in trip plans
Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Museum, Beach, Bridge, Club, Coffee House, Dine In...
Gwangan-dong, Suyeong-gu, Busan, Busan
Gwangalli Beach or Gwangan Beach is one of the popular beaches in Busan. Located at Gwangan-dong, Suyeong-gu, the beach looks like a half carved moon with Gwangan bridge crossing over it. It is the fine sand of the beach that makes this place special among the tourists. At night the beach looks more beautiful with the bridge illuminated. At day tim...
#9 of 14 Things to do in Busan | Added 14823 times in trip plans
Outdoors, Park, Aquarium, Educational Site, Restaurant, Tourist Center, Family A...
266 Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan, South Korea
10:00 am - 07:00 pm
One of the largest aquariums of South Korea, Sea Life Busan Aquarium is the much ‘talked about’ tourist attraction of Busan. Right from 3 years old child to grown up individuals, people belonging to different age group do come to visit this aquarium from all over the world. The aquarium will take you into an awe-inspiring journey into t...
#10 of 14 Things to do in Busan | Added 16001 times in trip plans
Light House, Park, Walking Area, Food And Drinks, Tourist Center, Family And Kid...
29-1 San Dongsam 2-dong Yeongdo-gu, Busan, Korea
04:00 am - 11:59 pm
Located on the southernmost tip of Yeongdo-gu, Taejongdae park is a natural park and one of the popular tourist attractions of Busan. Its white lighthouse overlooking the green sea and the observation deck makes the entire park look exotic. You can just walk down the lighthouse, have your own time and can enjoy having fresh raw fish on the rocky sh...
#11 of 14 Things to do in Busan | Added 12362 times in trip plans
Religious Site, Temple, Mountain, Family And Kids
San 2, Mandeok 1-dong, Buk-gu, Busan, South Korea
07:00 am - 07:00 pm
Though it is difficult to find, Seokbulsa temple (also known as Rock Buddha temple) is a worth visit place of Busan. Previously it was known as Byeongpungam heritage because of the way the rocks were faced like a screen in between the mountains. However, after the carving of 30-foot Buddha, Boddhisattvas and the guardians done on the mountainside, ...
#12 of 14 Things to do in Busan | Added 8468 times in trip plans
Beach, River, Walking Area, Play, Leisure, Street Market, Family And Kids, Water...
Songjeong-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan, South Korea
Moving away from Haeundae beach, following Dalmaji street, you will located Songjeong beach. It is a clean and ideal beach to spend quality time with friends and family. The striking feature of this beach is the white sand, which is a mixture of debris from the river. The seashell grains lie beautifully along the beach like tiny marbles. During sum...
#13 of 14 Things to do in Busan | Added 8654 times in trip plans
Park, Hiking Trail, Play, Family And Kids
345 Chungnyeol-daero, Dongnae-gu, Busan
09:00 am - 07:00 pm
This is one of the popular shrine of Busan, build in honor of the Koreans who died while fighting against the Japanese invasion (1592 – 1599) headed by Hideyoshi Toyotomi. It was a small number of unprepared Koreans who fought against the Japanese troop armed with matchlock guns. This shrine was first built in 1605. Later on, it was moved in ...
#14 of 14 Things to do in Busan | Added 635 times in trip plans
Outdoors, Waterfront, Park, Hiking Trail, Biking Trail, Walking Area, Family And...
686 Samnak-dong, Sasang-gu, Busan, South Korea
Samnak Ecology Park is situatedalong the banks of Nakdonggang River and is the largest of the four riverside parkslocated here. This park is a part of Nakdonggang Estuary Eco-Park’s Migratory Bird Habitat and has many marshes and bird feeding sites. These marsh path are lined with willow trees making this place look very beautiful. This park ...