The Best Things To Do in Busan

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. Haeundae Beach

    # 1 of 305 Things To Do in Busan | Added 4781 times in trip plans
    Haeundae Beach

    Tags: Beach, Walking Area, Entertainment

    Address: 264, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 ...Read more

  2. Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

    # 2 of 305 Things To Do in Busan | Added 4292 times in trip plans
    Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: 416-3, Sirang-ri, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan, South Korea

    Timings: 04:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    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 locatio...Read more

  3. Yongdusan Park

    # 3 of 305 Things To Do in Busan | Added 3778 times in trip plans
    Yongdusan Park

    Tags: Park, Tower

    Address: 37-55, Yongdusan-gil, Jung-gu, Busan

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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...Read more

  4. Jagalchi Market

    # 4 of 305 Things To Do in Busan | Added 3732 times in trip plans
    Jagalchi Market

    Tags: Market

    Address: 52 Jagalchihaean-ro, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea

    Timings: 05:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    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 attent...Read more

  5. Gamcheon Cultural Village

    # 5 of 305 Things To Do in Busan | Added 3119 times in trip plans
    Gamcheon Cultural Village

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, Outdoors, Village

    Address: Gamcheon 2(i)-dong, Saha-gu, Busan, South Korea

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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 S...Read more

  6. Gwangalli Beach

    # 6 of 305 Things To Do in Busan | Added 3794 times in trip plans
    Gwangalli Beach

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Museum, Beach

    Address: Gwangan-dong, Suyeong-gu, Busan, Busan

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 fi...Read more

  7. Sea Life Busan Aquarium

    # 7 of 305 Things To Do in Busan | Added 3353 times in trip plans
    Sea Life Busan Aquarium

    Tags: Outdoors, Park, Aquarium, Educational Site

    Address: 266 Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan, South Korea

    Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    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 be...Read more

  8. Beomeosa Temple

    # 8 of 305 Things To Do in Busan | Added 1958 times in trip plans
    Beomeosa Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Entertainment, Performance

    Address: 250 Beomeosa-ro, Geumjeong-gu, Busan, South Korea

    Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

    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 ...Read more

  9. Taejongdae Park

    # 9 of 305 Things To Do in Busan | Added 2674 times in trip plans
    Taejongdae Park

    Tags: Light House, Park, Walking Area, Food And Drinks

    Address: 29-1 San Dongsam 2-dong Yeongdo-gu, Busan, Korea

    Timings: 04:00 am - 11:59 pm Details

    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...Read more

  10. Dongbaek Island

    # 10 of 305 Things To Do in Busan | Added 2344 times in trip plans
    Dongbaek Island

    Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Island, Bridge

    Address: Jung-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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 wit...Read more

  11. Seokbulsa Temple

    # 11 of 305 Things To Do in Busan | Added 1944 times in trip plans
    Seokbulsa Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Mountain

    Address: San 2, Mandeok 1-dong, Buk-gu, Busan, South Korea

    Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    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 ...Read more

  12. Songjeong Beach

    # 12 of 305 Things To Do in Busan | Added 2403 times in trip plans
    Songjeong Beach

    Tags: Beach, River, Walking Area, Play

    Address: Songjeong-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan, South Korea

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 b...Read more

  13. Chungnyeolsa

    # 13 of 305 Things To Do in Busan | Added 1500 times in trip plans

    Tags: Park, Hiking Trail, Play

    Address: 345 Chungnyeol-daero, Dongnae-gu, Busan

    Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    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 ...Read more

  14. Busanjin Market

    # 14 of 305 Things To Do in Busan | Added 3 times in trip plans
    Busanjin Market Image

    Tags: Market

    Address: 290 Beomil-dong, Dong-gu, Busan, South Korea

    This is one of the busiest markets in South Korea. This place has got almost everything covered starting from household articles to food items. The staffs in the shops are well behaved and pay kind at...Read more

  15. Samnak Ecological Park

    # 15 of 305 Things To Do in Busan | Added 777 times in trip plans
    Samnak Ecological Park

    Tags: Outdoors, Waterfront, Park, Hiking Trail

    Address: 686 Samnak-dong, Sasang-gu, Busan, South Korea

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 Bi...Read more

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