Best Things To Do in Busan, South Korea

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  • Seokbulsa Temple: Though it is hard to located but this attraction of Busan is a worth visit. It is a temple located at the top of the mountain above Busan. The interior shows large images of Buddha carved on the stones that make it look like a dream. So visit the destination and indulge in spirituality and devotion like never before.

  • Yonggungsa Temple: On the north-eastern side of Busan, this temple is situated. The name of this temple means Dragon Palace Temple. This is a popular Buddhist temple located on the shoreline, unlike other Korean temples, located at the top of the mountain. It is the interior beauty of the temple that makes it one of the popular tourist attractions of Busan. This temple makes a great spot for relaxation and having a good time with the whole family.

  • Busan Aquarium: It is one of Korea’s top aquariums, having around 35,000 species of fish, reptile, algae and amphibians. It also has an outdoor park. It is one of the best places to visit in Busan and spend few hours with your family. A fun filled learning experience is what the destination offers.

  • Jagalchi Fish Market: It is the largest seafood market of Korea. If you could bear the smell of seafish, you can easily spend at least an hour to explore the market. However, don’t forget to try out the cooked seafood dishes available out there. The destination is good to visit as it gives you the taste of the local cuisines.

  • Haeundae Beach: It is the most famous beach of Korea. During summer this place is overcrowded. It is a perfect weekend gateway in Busan, where you can enjoy this fun filled beach with your family. Unwind and enjoy this beach to the fullest.

  • Geumjeong Fortress: If you love hiking, add the name of this place in your ‘things to do’ list in Busan.

Below we have a list of things to do in Busan and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Busan getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Busan with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Busan

Here is the list of things to do in Busan and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Haeundae Beach

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    Haeundae Beach

    Beach, Walking Area, Entertainment

    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 this beach, you can enjoy traditional games l...Read more
  2. Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

    Religious Site, Temple

    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 built by the great Buddhist teacher, Naong in ...Read more
  3. Yongdusan Park

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    Yongdusan Park

    Park, Tower

    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 a dragon head. The most popular and visible f...Read more
  4. Jagalchi Market

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    Jagalchi Market


    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 compare to other supermarkets. It is quite col...Read more
  5. Gamcheon Cultural Village

    Art And Culture, Museum, Outdoors, Village

    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 village. People say that the best way to travel...Read more
  6. Gwangalli Beach

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    Gwangalli Beach

    Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Museum, Beach

    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 time, you can enjoy fishing in the clean water of...Read more
  7. Sea Life Busan Aquarium

    4.1 (3372 Votes)
    Sea Life Busan Aquarium

    Outdoors, Park, Aquarium, Educational Site

    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 the world that lies far below the sea. It is be...Read more
  8. Beomeosa Temple

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    Beomeosa Temple

    Religious Site, Temple, Entertainment, Performance

    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, the 2nd has Pojaeru and the 3rd level has the m...Read more
  9. Taejongdae Park

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    Taejongdae Park

    Light House, Park, Walking Area, Food And Drinks

    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 shore. However, the distance between the entranc...Read more
  10. Dongbaek Island

    Outdoors, Beach, Island, Bridge

    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 Chi-won. While walking, around the island, you...Read more
  11. Seokbulsa Temple

    Religious Site, Temple

    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, the name changed into Seokbulsa temple. A 30 m...Read more
  12. Songjeong Beach

    Beach, River, Walking Area, Play

    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 summer, you can enjoy activities like motor boati...Read more
  13. Chungnyeolsa

    Park, Hiking Trail, Play

    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 1652. At present, a lecture hall has also been ...Read more
  14. Gukje Market

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    Gukje Market
    This is one of the best and bigger markets in South Korea. This local shopping area is quite interesting as it goes on for a mile or so. You will get some of the best woolen products here at reasonable prices. You must come here with an hour in hand as the variety of the products will please you and keep you engaged. If you love street foods, then this market is sure to please you with its wid...Read more
  15. Centum City

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    Centum City
    A visit to Busan will remain incomplete if you fail to come to Centum city which is a multi-project development area. There are a lot of shopping malls, restaurants, cafes, and playing area which your kids will love the most. This place is the best option to come for a family lunch or other gatherings. You will get traditional Korean dishes along with other continental preparations at the spaci...Read more

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