Mountains & markets, temples & beaches
Busan’s deep harbor and gentle tides have made it a desirable port, now fifth largest in the world. Get the big picture with a panoramic view of the city and surroundings from atop Busan Tower.
Koreans consider raw fish both a delicacy and an everyday meal, so for a look or a taste, head to the fish market, where the seafood is so fresh it’s still swimming.
Cultural explorations include the 9th century Beomeosa Temple in town, or a trip to the ancient capital of Gyeongju, a “museum without walls”, containing the ruins of temples, palaces, and pagodas of the 1000-year Silla Kingdom, which once ruled most of the Korean Peninsula.Download An Explorer Guide +