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Things To Do In Busan

Always up for broadening your horizons and imaginative ways to get your kicks, you're eager to check out a new city like a pro. You're excited to set a course in a different direction. It's not difficult to fill your time, because Expedia makes it a breeze to book loads of things to do. Find and book your activities now, and all that's left to do is count the days until your holiday and prepare to have fun. Next stop: Busan!

  • The things to do in Busan are not only among the best, but they won't cost an arm and a leg. We have 33 things to do here, and you can make them yours beginning at £30. Book your favourite day trip on Expedia for a great price, and you may still have enough cash for a top hotel or luxurious dinner while you are in town.
  • Busan is a favourite among inquisitive minds similar to yourself. In fact, a good percentage of travellers can't wait for the next trip to the area to dive into local history and culture and find the top activities. The top activities can grab the attention of even well-versed travellers, and that includes savvy visitors like you. Our list includes an impressive range of historically themed tours and opportunities for excitement. From the region's most popular places to stay easily engaged during the afternoon like the Private Gyeongju UNESCO World Heritage Site Tour to one-of-a kind ways to see the best this area has to give like a Private Haeinsa Temple & Daegaya Museum Tour, there is a huge selection of opportunities at your fingertips when you browse through all the choices available here at Expedia.

It takes an expert itinerary to really get the most out of Busan, especially when you intend to schedule in trips to museums and outdoor activities. And we realise you're itching to explore every avenue遥ou're ready to get out and have an adventure. You're anxious to sign up for the best activities around, and an afternoon walk through charming neighbourhoods is an adventure all its own. Our activities are the best way to organise your trip. Book professional city tours on Expedia, and you may find all that you are seeking and more.

Things to Do in Busan

South Korea’s second city is rather like the cheeky younger sibling of the more serious Seoul. With the city itself ranged across a series of mountains, life in Busan can sometimes seem quite literally like a rollercoaster. It has boutique cafes for those of you looking for a designer drink, and charming tent bars for something closer to a festival feel. In Busan you’ll find beaches and hot springs, as well as markets and malls - there is something for everyone. With its fast growing International Film Festival, Busan is a city that’s keen to engage with the world.

Areas & Neighborhoods in Busan

Busanjin-gu — Busan’s central district, Busanjin-gu is where you should head if you want to experience the clash between modern and traditional, which is particularly true of the Seomyeon quarter. Here you will find towering skyscrapers awash with neon coexisting with street vendors and warren-like backstreets. A trip to Seomyeon, particularly at night, is a feast for the senses.

Dongnae-gu — This district in the north of the city is known for the Heosimcheong spa, reportedly the largest in Asia. The spa provides the perfect antidote to aches and pains you might have accrued from hiking the city’s trails, or perhaps from a late night out at one of the city’s party venues. Geumgang Park also makes for a pleasant stop, with regular cable car access to the top of Mount Geumjeongsan.

Haeundae-gu — This wealthy area in the east of the city is where you’ll find Korea’s most famous beach. A magnet for tens of thousands of tourists every year, Haeundae-gu is a busy seaside resort, and also the location of Mount Jangsan, an evergreen destination for hikers.

Nam-gu — This southern district of Busan is home to both Kyungsung and Pukyong National Universities, and therefore a mecca for students. And where you find students, so too will you find an energetic nightlife, affordable dining and plenty of friends to be made.

Things to See in Busan

Busan boasts a rich and diverse set of sights to behold. One its most idiosyncratic is Gamcheon Culture Village, once an unwelcoming slum, this mountainside neighbourhood was transformed when students started making artistic contributions to the rickety environment in 2009. Now it is a multi-coloured mountainside community of cafes, galleries, and good spirits. At the other end of the spectrum is Beomeo-Sa, a magnificent temple that belies its urban setting by deftly incorporating the surrounding mountain ranges as its backdrop.

Things to Do in Busan

Busan is renowned for it famous beach, Haeundae, where watersports and jet skis are available to enjoy. However if you’d rather stay on dry land, there are untold hiking paths to explore across Busan’s extensive mountain ranges, with everything from leisurely strolls on Moontan Road, to somewhat tougher expeditions along the coast at Igidae, to a strenuous five hour hike at Geumjeong-san.