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Yeonje-GuBusan

Korea’s ancient past and hyper-modern sensibilities come together in a somewhat underrated neighborhood that has a little bit of everything.

Despite being right in the center of Busan, Yeonje-Gu is a mystery to most tourists. With busy main roads and small side streets lined with pastel-colored houses, it seems, to the untrained eye, much like any other part of the city. Search for the hidden pleasures of the district and reward yourself with a night out at the Korean barbecue restaurants and karaoke bars that make this a favorite dining area for locals. Taste all the multifaceted aspects of modern Korean society in one neighborhood.

Travel out from the city center and emerge in the bustling streets, lined with shops, cafés, bars and restaurants. Head south to Busan City Hall and the constant activity around it. North, stroll along the peaceful Oncheoncheon Stream, which has space for exercise and peaceful walks to appreciate the cherry blossoms that bloom every spring.

Head to the mountains for some of Yeonsan’s best attractions. In the north, hike up Baesan Mountain’s verdant hillsides to find the Yeonsandong Ancient Tombs, relics of Korea’s Three Kingdoms period in the 400s and 500s.

Head south to Myeongdong Mountain, which has several Buddhist temples along its foothills. Stop by the most famous, Hyewonjeongsa Temple, a site of spiritual serenity with stunning art and statuary.

Yeonje-Gu is located northeast of Busan city center. Take the subway to Yeonsan, one of the area’s main stations, from Busan central station in 30 minutes, or from the city center in 10 minutes. Reach the neighborhood in 50 minutes from Gimhae International Airport. Bus connections and several other train lines connect different parts of the neighborhood to each other. When exploring the temples and other attractions in the mountains, taxis may be the easiest way to get around.


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Arban City Hotel
Arban City Hotel
3.5 out of 5
20, Bansong-ro, Yeonje-gu, Busan
The price is £33 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan

Located in Yeonsan, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Busan Asiad Main Stadium, Seomyeon Street and Lotte Department Store Busan Main Branch. Seven Luck ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (114 reviews)
Climbing in Busan

"We were in Busan to rock climb and stay away from the crowds. This was a great location to get to the climbing areas, Daeryukbong and Buchae Bawi. The hotel provided everything we needed to stay comfortably."…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2020

Arban City Hotel
Shire Hotel
Shire Hotel
2.5 out of 5
18-6, Bansong-ro, Yeonje-gu, Busan
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Located in Yeonsan, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Busan Asiad Main Stadium, Seomyeon Street and Lotte Department Store Busan Main Branch. Seven Luck ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (10 reviews)

"연산역 12번출구에서 도보3분거리 가까워서 좋았어요. . 사람없어서그런지 맨 구석자리 줘서 좋았고, 화장실 넓고 깨끗해서 좋았고 방도 딱 혼자서 쓰기에 좋았습니다. 그런데 주변에 술집, 클럽 많아서 주변 길이 더럽고 길도좁고 하수구 냄새 나서 별로 였어요. 방에 담배냄새가 자꾸 올라오는것도 별로였어요. 가격대비 괜찮은곳은 맞지만, 개인적으로 냄새, 주변 환경에 예민해서 두번은 이용안할 것 같네요. 그런거 별로 신경 안쓰시는분들한테는 꽤 좋은 숙소가 될듯."…"

Reviewed on 6 Sep 2019

Shire Hotel
Yeonsan Hound Hotel
Yeonsan Hound Hotel
3.5 out of 5
9, World cup-daero 153 beon-gil, Yeonje-gu, Busan
The price is £45 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan

Located in Yeonsan, this hotel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Busan Asiad Main Stadium and within 3 miles (5 km) of Seomyeon Street and Lotte Department Store Busan Main ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (44 reviews)

"Had a great stay, room was new and very comfortable. My only complaint would be the breakfast as there was nothing cooked. Otherwise a pleasant stay and nothing less than you’d expect for the price."…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2019

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Busan Amare Hotel
Busan Amare Hotel
2.5 out of 5
36, Geojecheon-ro 154beon-gil, Yeonje-gu, Busan, Busan
The price is £21 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan

Located in Yeonsan, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Busan Asiad Main Stadium and within 3 miles (5 km) of Seomyeon Street and Lotte Department Store Busan ...

3.6/5Good! (106 reviews)

"Metro guide is Yeonsan Station Exit 17. This is a love motel. Best thing about this is its cheap. Don't expect much, room is not spacious however it's OK if you're up to 1 or 2 nights of stay. Not suitable for family."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

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Busan Central Hotel
Busan Central Hotel
3 out of 5
1122, Jungang-daero, Yeonje-gu, Busan
The price is £36 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan

Located in Yeonsan, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Busan Asiad Main Stadium, Seomyeon Street and Lotte Department Store Busan Main Branch. Seven Luck ...

3.6/5Good! (132 reviews)
Clean, well priced, and close to the subway

"Clean, well priced, and very close to the subway. Located within a short walk from several good places to find a traditional Korean meal. Lots of clubs in the area as well, some a bit too loud, if you like that sort of thing."…"

Reviewed on 3 Dec 2019

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Hotel  Yam YeonSan
Hotel Yam YeonSan
3 out of 5
26, Jungang-daero 1124beon-gil, Yeonje-gu, Busan
The price is £30 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb

Located in Yeonsan, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Busan Asiad Main Stadium, Lotte Department Store Busan Main Branch and Seomyeon Street. Seven Luck ...

Hotel Yam YeonSan
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