Busan

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

Grand Josun Busan
Grand Josun Busan
5 out of 5
292, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Busan, 48099
The price is £168 per night from 7 Jul to 8 Jul
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Busan. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Popular attractions Haeundae Beach and Gwangalli Beach are located ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (341 reviews)
"Excellent place to stay!"

Reviewed on 23 Jun 2022

Grand Josun Busan
Ananti Hilton Busan
Ananti Hilton Busan
5 out of 5
268-32, Gijanghaean-ro Gijang-eup, Busan, 46083
The price is £350 per night from 3 Jul to 4 Jul
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Busan. Enjoy free parking, 2 outdoor pools and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,279 reviews)
"It's a recommendable hotel."

Reviewed on 6 Apr 2022

Ananti Hilton Busan
Paradise Hotel Busan
Paradise Hotel Busan
5 out of 5
296, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan, Busan, 612-010
The price is £224 per night from 6 Jul to 7 Jul
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Busan. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. Popular ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,190 reviews)
"Paradise Hotel is right on the water. You can hear the waves and feel the wind on your balcony. The multiple temperature, outdoor hot tubs were unexpected bonuses. Absolutely beautiful hotel."

Reviewed on 28 Jun 2022

Paradise Hotel Busan
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.
Grand LCT Residence
Grand LCT Residence
4 out of 5
Landmark-dong, 30, Dalmaji-gil, Busan, Busan, 48099
The price is £245 per night from 3 Jul to 4 Jul
Stay at this 4-star condo in Busan. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Haeundae Beach and Gwangalli Beach are located ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (128 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, 48104
The price is £255 per night from 4 Jul to 5 Jul
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly condo in Busan. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and indoor private hot tubs. Popular attractions Haeundae Beach and Gwangalli ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (220 reviews)
"뷰만으로도 값어치를 다한 곳 보안이 철저하고 방음이 잘되서 아주 만족"

Reviewed on 20 Nov 2021

LCT Residence
Golden Tulip Haeundae Hotel & Suites
Golden Tulip Haeundae Hotel & Suites
4 out of 5
322, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan, 48099
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Busan. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (295 reviews)
"The location was really convenient, and the fact that the hotel had a styler, laundry machine and a stove top was definitely a plus. However, the bed was one of the most uncomfortable thing ever. The bedding was nice, but sleeping on the mattress was worse than sleeping on the floor. Plus, the room ..."

Reviewed on 17 Dec 2021

Golden Tulip Haeundae Hotel & Suites
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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