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Busan

Travel Guide
Dongpirang Village showing a house, a bay or harbour and general coastal views

Unwind on long beaches, relax in a multistory spa and explore the breathtaking coastal forests of Korea’s most popular summer destination.

Busan is South Korea’s second-largest city, but unlike the massive metropolis of Seoul, Busan is a resort town. Travel here for expansive beaches, forested parks and easy access to the islands and dramatic coastline of Hallyeohaesang National Park.

Come to Busan during the summer to experience the beaches at their best, the views at their clearest and industrious South Koreans at their most relaxed. The long Haeundae Beach is the most famous in the country; on hot summer days it is lined with record-breaking numbers of colorful umbrellas and masses of people. If you prefer a little more space, head west to Gwangalli Beach, which is generally less crowded and offers great views of the Gwangan Bridge, the longest in South Korea.

Discover Busan’s world-class shopping at the 14-story Shinsegae Centum City, the largest department store in the world. After exploring the many stores, boutiques and cafés, practice your golf swing at the indoor driving range, then lace up your skates for a few laps on the ice rink.

Seafood lovers should head to Jagalchi Market, Busan’s massive fish market. Occupying a wide stretch of dock and several stories of a huge warehouse, Jagalchi is the largest seafood market in South Korea.

Busan has recently become a global center for cosmetic surgery and medical tourism. Exfoliate your pores or treat yourself to a full facelift at one of the 160 clinics on Seomyeon Medical Street in central Busan. Or, reserve a spot at the Shinsegae Centum City Spaland to spend an evening relaxing in one of the 22 spas and 13 saunas.

Just a ferry or bus ride away is Tongyeong, a bustling port town situated on an island to the southwest of Busan. From Tongyeong, ride the Hallyeo Waterway Observation Cable Car for stunning views back to the mainland. After enjoying the views, wander through the charming streets of Dongpirang Village, which was destined for demolition until villagers transformed the streets into an outdoor art gallery.

Busan has a metro system, but most destinations are best reached by bus, car or ferry.

Where to stay in Busan

Lotte Hotel Busan
Lotte Hotel Busan
5 out of 5
772, Gaya-daero, Busanjin-gu, Busan, Busan
The price is SG$182 per night from 30 Aug to 30 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Busanjin, this luxury hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Nampodong Street, Gukje Market and Gwangalli Beach. Busan Exhibition and Convention Center and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,426 reviews)
"It's name of Lotte hotel"

Reviewed on 16 Jun,2021

Lotte Hotel Busan
Hilton Busan
Hilton Busan
5 out of 5
268-32, Gijanghaean-ro Gijang-eup, Busan
The price is SG$479 per night from 31 Aug to 31 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Situated near the beach, this luxury hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Orangdae and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Songjeong Beach. Haedong Yong-gungsa and Haedong Yonggungsa ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,319 reviews)
"Definitively one of the best hotels I ever visited in Korea. The distinctive architecture and very refined interior decoration, giving such a relaxing yet luxurious atmosphere. The location is also great: facing the sea, right on the shore, at a walking distance from Haedong Yonggung temple. The ..."

Reviewed on 31 Jan,2021

Hilton Busan
Paradise Hotel Busan
Paradise Hotel Busan
5 out of 5
296, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan, Busan
The price is SG$457 per night from 17 Aug to 17 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Haeundae, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk, just steps away from Radium Art Center and Haeundae Beach. Gwangalli Beach and Busan Exhibition ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,266 reviews)
"Great view of the city and access to the beach. Rooms were clean. Decent wifi."

Reviewed on 31 May,2021

Paradise Hotel Busan
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Plea De Blanc
Plea De Blanc
3 out of 5
29, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro 298beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan
The price is SG$81 per night from 17 Aug to 17 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Haeundae, this beach aparthotel is steps away from Radium Art Center and Haeundae Beach. Busan Exhibition and Convention Center and Songjeong Beach ...
4.3/5Excellent! (104 reviews)
"Centrally located. 3 minute walk to the beach. Private rooms."

Reviewed on 19 Jul,2021

Plea De Blanc
Grand LCT Residence
Grand LCT Residence
4 out of 5
Landmark-dong, 30, Dalmaji-gil, Busan, Busan
The price is SG$555 per night from 29 Aug to 29 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Haeundae, this condo is within a 10-minute walk of Radium Art Center and Haeundae Beach. Songjeong Beach and Busan Exhibition and Convention Center ...
4.4/5Excellent! (58 reviews)
"The ocean view from the suite was amazing! The suite was spacious and clean. The only downside is there wasn’t a phone connecting directly to the front desk from the suite."

Reviewed on 21 Jul,2021

Grand LCT Residence
LCT Residence
LCT Residence
4 out of 5
30, Dalmaji-gil,, Busan, Busan
The price is SG$523 per night from 31 Aug to 31 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
This family-friendly Busan condo is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Radium Art Center and Haeundae Beach. Songjeong Beach is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) away. ...
4.4/5Excellent! (121 reviews)
"It had a separate entrance from the residents, which I think it was needed."

Reviewed on 11 Jul,2021

LCT Residence
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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